The creativity and research of the Mechanical Engineering profession impact health, exploration, manufacturing and high technology industries throughout the world. Mechanical engineering is and will remain critical in areas as diverse as space exploration, environmental control, defense, transportation, and bioengineering.

Mechanical Engineering M.S.

The Master of Science (MS) in Mechanical Engineering program is geared toward providing students and practicing engineers with advanced studies in several areas of specialization. The degree is available in either a thesis or a non-thesis program.

Major Areas of Specialization:

  1. Thermo/fluid
  2. Mechanics/ Materials
  3. Design/Manufacturing
Mechanical Engineering Ph.D.

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Mechanical Engineering is designed to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving scientific and technological environment in the 21st century. The Doctoral program is designed to provide students with fundamental, traditional core courses coupled with specializations in a particular advanced field of interest.

Major Areas of Specialization:

  1. Thermal / fluid /HVAC / renewable energy / energy systems
  2. Mechanics/ Failure Analysis/ Vibration
  3. Metals and Alloys
  4. Robotics/ mechatronics/ design/ manufacturing
  5. Computational/ optimization/ multidisciplinary design methods

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We are part of the FIU College of Engineering and Computing, one of the top engineering schools in Florida and in the country.

Careers and salaries

There is a high demand for graduates in mechanical engineering from high technology industries throughout the United States and the developing world. The Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department at FIU takes pride in providing well educated and technologically competent graduates to serve these industries.

Potential Salaries and Demand

Data for Materials Engineers:

Data for Mechanical Engineers:

Florida Projected Growth (2014-2024): +20%

Florida Median Yearly Income (2016): $84,530 annual

National Median Yearly Income (2018): $85,880 annual

Source: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-2141.00

Potential Careers

The design and manufacturing of power plants, automobiles, aircraft, robots to improved methods of transportation and production by industrial robots are but a few important inventions that would not have been realized without the creativity associated with the mechanical engineering profession.

Application Engineer, Design Engineer, Design Maintenance Engineer, Equipment Engineer, Mechanical Design Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Process Engineer, Product Engineer, Project Engineer, Test Engineer

Tracks & Specializations

  • Thermal / fluid /HVAC / renewable energy / energy systems
  • Mechanics/ Failure Analysis/ Vibration
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Robotics/ mechatronics/ design/ manufacturing
  • Computational/ optimization/ multidisciplinary design methods

Courses

Requirements

Please review the admission requirements and the graduation requirements below and contact an advisor if you need more information.

Need help? Get in touch

Graduate Program Director

Dr. Zhe Cheng
EC 3441
Tel: 305-348-1973
Email: zhe.cheng@fiu.edu

Associate Director for Graduate Studies
Mais Kayyali
Email: mkayyali@fiu.edu
Phone: 305-348-2535
Location: 10555 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33174, EC 2429

Graduate Admissions Coordinator
Sara-Michelle Lemus
Email: grad_eng@fiu.edu
Phone: 305-348-1890
Location: 10555 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33174, EC 2429