Mechanical Engineering

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Building 1-112
Cambridge
MA
02139

Phone: 

617-253-2291

Email: 

Application Opens: 

September 15

Deadline: 

December 15

Fee: 

$75.00

Terms of Enrollment: 

Fall Term (September)
Summer Term (June)

Degrees: 

Master of Engineering in Manufacturing (MEng)
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (SM)
Master of Science in Ocean Engineering (SM)
Master of Science in Oceanographic Engineering (SM)
Master of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (SM)
Mechanical Engineer's Degree
Naval Engineer's Degree
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Science (ScD)

Standardized Tests: 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

  • General test required
  • Institute code: 3514
  • Department code: 1502

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • Minimum score required: 7
  • Electronic scores send to: MIT Graduate Admissions

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • Minimum score required: 100 (iBT) 600 (PBT)
  • Institute code: 3514
  • Department code: Not Required

The IELTS exam is preferred over the TOEFL.

Waivers are not offered.

Areas of Research: 

Applied Mechanics
Automotive & Aircraft Engines
Biomaterials
Biomechanics (LGO)
Biomechanics & Neural Control of Movement
Biomedical Engineering
Biorobotics
Combustion
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Computational Mechanics
Computer-Aided Design/Manufacturing
Controls
Cryogenics
Desalination
Design
Energy and Environmental Sustainability (LGO)
Energy and Power
Environmental Engineering
Finite Elements
Fluid Mechanics
Heat and Mass Transfer
Human-Machine Systems
Hydrodynamics of Vehicles (WHOI)
Instrumentation
Internal and External Combustion Engines
Management of Technology
Manufacturing (LGO)
Materials
Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Mechanics
Mechanics of Materials
MEMS and Nanotechnology
Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems
Microfluid
Ocean Systems Management (LGO)
Optical Engineering
Optical Measurement
Precision Engineering
Robots, Manipulators and Teleoperators
Systems Design and Management
Technology and Policy
Telepresence (WHOI)
Thermodynamics
Transportation
Underwater Robotics (WHOI)

Application Requirements: 

Online application
Statement of objectives
Three letters of recommendation
Transcripts
English proficiency exam scores
GRE scores
Supplemental questions (MEng only)
Supplemental questions (LGO only)

Special Instructions: 

Early Admission may be available for MIT seniors in Mechanical Engineering.