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Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

THE PROGRAM

Program Overview

This program provides the opportunity for advanced study, field work, and research in the mechanical engineering field to enhance professional opportunities in industry or provide the basis for further academic endeavors.

 

The mission of the MS in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) program is to prepare students to function in a demanding technical environment where their advanced mechanical engineering education will allow them to solve uncommon problems in their field of expertise. Through our commitment to mechanical engineering research and requiring students to participate in such activities we will provide opportunities for expanded content knowledge and development of critical thinking skills outside of a classroom setting. Students graduating with an MSME will receive the education that allows them to pursue a doctoral degree.

Special Notes about the Program

Prerequisites:

Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET-accredited program or its demonstrable equivalent. 

ADMISSIONS

Application Information

How to:  

Application Requirement Information

International Applicant Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1

Spring Term . . . . . December 1

Summer Term . . . March 15

The following must be submitted by the posted deadline. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been cancelled, the applicant will be required to apply for the next available term, or as a graduate non-degree seeking applicant (limitations apply).

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared 
  • All of the below university and program requirements 

Admission Requirements

University requirements:  

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or its equivalent from a foreign institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.
  • Official transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended.

Program requirements:

  • Letter of intent
    • Describe research interests
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • At least one letter must come from a professor at the applicant's undergraduate institution 
  • GRE test scores
    • Taken within the last 5 years
    • 145 verbal and 150 quantitative
    • Applicants graduating with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UNF with an admission GPA of 3.5 or higher (in the last 60 undergraduate credits) are not required to take the GRE

INFORMATION

Program Policies

Total Program
Credit Hours

30

Average Length
of the Program

2 Years

Approximate Enrollment

10

Community Connections

The UNF School of Engineering began its outreach program in 2004. It is our goal to increase the quality, diversity, and number of students prepared to major and work in engineering and technology fields. Experience has shown that the best way to help our young students understand what engineers do is through a combination of field trips, in-class activities, and group discussions with professional and student engineers.

Career Possibilities

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Alexandra Schonning

Professor

aschonni@unf.edu

(904) 620-2357

Building 50 , Room 3114