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Penn State's Mechanical Engineering Master's Degree — 100% Online

Earning your master's in mechanical engineering shows your commitment to your career. And earning your Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) online through Penn State World Campus shows that you recognize the quality of this program and the advantage of learning online while you work.

Mechanical engineers with advanced degrees can be found at the forefront of technological advances, researching, designing, creating, and testing nearly everything. Graduates can apply their new knowledge in the automotive, biomedical, nuclear energy, robotics, power generation, aerospace, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industries.

Professionals with an undergraduate degree in a suitable engineering field or in a related science discipline can apply to this program. Graduates can acquire a skill set with the higher level of versatility required in the mechanical engineering profession today. As the field continues to grow and our technology becomes more advanced, mechanical engineers will have a pivotal role in shaping our future.

Why an Online Mechanical Engineering Degree from Penn State?

Penn State has a long tradition of offering top-notch engineering programs that are well known and respected across industry. Our online mechanical engineering program, delivered through Penn State World Campus, is identical to our resident instruction program — the same courses taught by the same graduate faculty who are active in research and experts in their fields of study. And when you graduate, your diploma will be identical to the one earned by our on-campus students.

Your Online Mechanical Engineering Courses

The courses in the 32-credit online MSME curriculum can help you gain advanced knowledge for research, analysis, and design in mechanical engineering. You'll study topics such as heat transfer, the foundations of fluid mechanics, the principles of turbomachinery, automatic control systems, solid mechanics, and engineering optimization.