45.00 Hours Required

The Master's Program is designed principally for students who wish to enter industry as practicing professionals.

At the graduate level, the Mechanical Engineering program aligns academic course work with research to prepare scholars in specialized areas within the field. Areas of specialization range from automatic controls, energy systems, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and solid mechanics to biomechanical engineering, MEMS and design. Through course work and guided research, the program prepares students to make original contributions in Mechanical Engineering and related fields.

Admissions

For admissions information, please review the department’s admissions page. For any questions regarding admission, please contact the department at Mechanical@stanford.edu.

Program details

Most part-time students take an average of 3 to 5 years to complete the 45-unit requirement. You must complete a Master's degree within 5 years of starting the program.

Note that while a few of the courses of this degree can be completed online, this depends heavily on your program plan, area of focus, and the course offerings for any given academic quarter. You may find it helpful to compare the degree requirements with SCPD’s typical course offerings to see how much of this degree can be completed online.

For degree requirements, please review either the department’s graduate handbook or explore degrees. We also recommend visiting the FAQs page.

Tuition

For course tuition and fees, please click Tuition & Fees.

HCP Handbook

To learn more about the policies, procedures, and logistics of being a HCP student, please review our Honors Cooperative Program Handbook

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