Mechanical Engineering Master of Science 

Master the mechanics of artificial and natural engineering processes, and learn to guide a product from an idea to the marketplace in the Mechanical Engineering Master of Science in the College of Engineering. Gain an advanced understanding of engineering concepts from mechanics to alternative and renewable energy to materials engineering. You’ll also develop a working knowledge of materials and technology used in mechanical engineering.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is small, offering you a concentrated master’s program in an intimate environment that fosters interaction with faculty with expertise in biomedical engineering, material science and engineering, mechanics, robotics, and other areas. Work closely with a faculty advisor who will help you chart a course for your studies to achieve your academic and professional goals. You’ll also graduate with the professional preparation and leadership abilities to become more competitive in the marketplace and move your career to the next level.

The Mechanical Engineering master’s degree is aimed at students with undergraduate degrees in the field who want to pursue careers in industrial research and development.

Credit Requirements

The Mechanical Engineering MS requires a minimum of 30 credit hours. 

Classes & Curriculum

The flexible program allows you to choose to study on a part- or full-time basis. Courses are offered in the evening to accommodate the schedules of working professionals.

Take a look at the full list of required and elective courses

Choose to complete your degree with a thesis, project or advanced coursework.

You’ll choose one of three tracks.


  • 24 credits of course work
  • six credits of thesis work


  • 27 credits of didactic course work
  • three credits of project work

Course work

  • 30 credits of didactic course work

Student Diversity

The College of Engineering reflects the diversity that has always been a hallmark of life at Temple. With students from all 50 states, 129 countries and with cultural backgrounds of all kinds, Temple’s classrooms are enriched with countless perspectives, giving students a global point of view across disciplines and fields, and strengthening bonds that encourage success among students.

As a community, Temple’s shared responsibility is to enhance the quality of life for all members of the Temple community, providing a safe, supportive and welcoming environment in which to learn, work and grow.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,280.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,675.00 per credit

Learn more about our tuition and fees.

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Our Advisors

A faculty advisor will guide you in navigating the curriculum and selecting the appropriate coursework to achieve your academic and professional goals. A graduate student advisor will also be available to help you with scheduling, policies and procedures to assure your smooth passage through the program.


Additional Program Information