Why Mechanical Engineering at Lawrence Tech?
Keeping up with advancing technology can be crucial to your success as a mechanical engineer. Many employers consider a master's degree essential, and Lawrence Technological University graduates are among the most sought-after engineers in the area. The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering aims to expand your technical knowledge, improve your communication skills, and ultimately enhance your opportunities to attain administrative or managerial positions in the industry. The program also prepares you to continue your education even further, should you choose to pursue a doctoral degree.
Lawrence Tech's MS in Mechanical Engineering features a comprehensive curriculum structured to fully prepare you for careers in such fields as combustion engines, emissions, energy systems, manufacturing processes and systems, structural analysis, powertrain systems, dynamics, vibrations, and fluid mechanics.
Developed for full-time students and professionals who are graduates of ABET-accredited undergraduate engineering programs, the MS in Mechanical Engineering is a 30-credit-hour program designed to accommodate your busy schedule. Courses are offered in the evenings, and the degree can be completed in approximately two years.
Depending on your goals, you can choose between the course work-only option, which consists of six core courses and four electives, or the thesis option, which consists of six core courses, two electives, and a thesis. This option, in which you choose a topic in conjunction with your employer, requires approval from the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Committee. Both options allow you to pursue a concentration from the following areas: thermal/fluid systems; solid mechanics, dynamics, and vibration systems; energy systems; manufacturing systems; automotive systems; or mechatronics systems.