Customize your master's degree in mechanical engineering to meet your career goals.
Here, you'll benefit from a supportive environment and a flexible curriculum. All graduate classes are offered in the evening, so that you can continue to work while pursuing your degree. Some classes are also available to stream online.
If you'd like to get more involved with research or teaching, graduate assistantships are available.
Program Options for Mechanical Engineering (MSE)
You can earn your master of science in engineering degree with or without a thesis. The classroom study includes core engineering courses as well as specialized mechanical engineering courses and technical electives. Students following the thesis option will take 24 credits of classroom study and complete a 6-credit thesis. Those not pursuing thesis will replace the 6-credit thesis with two technical electives.
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You can build additional knowledge in a second area of engineering and advance your graduate-level work by pursuing a dual specialization. Dual specialization is available within all engineering tracks and is often paired with engineering management.
Jointly offered by the School of Engineering and School of Business Administration, this dual degree program gives you the inside track to emerging engineering leadership by offering technical training paired with advanced study in business and management.
In order to pursue this dual degree, you must apply and be accepted to both degree programs.
Candidates must hold a bachelor's of science degree in engineering from an EAC/ABET-accredited undergraduate program. Candidates who hold undergraduate degrees in closely related areas are also considered.
Candidates should hold a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.8 (based on a 4.0 system).
The GRE is required for full-time applicants, except those applying to the 4+1 program. Although the GRE is optional for part-time applicants, it may be helpful in the evaluation of credentials. The Quantitative Score on the GRE should be in the top 40% as noted on the score results. Eligible full-time applicants may be waived from the GRE requirement.
The School of Engineering graduate program reviews applications on a rolling admission basis, but suggests 4 weeks prior to the start of a semester as a tentative deadline for application, to allow for any follow-up or additional information.
A course-by-course credential evaluation completed by WES.
Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo Scores
Various types of financial support are available to graduate students, like you, through university-based scholarship and graduate assistantship programs.
Eligible students can participate in research projects or assist faculty in executing teaching assignments for a semester as part of a graduate assistantship. The assistantship generally requires 20 hours of service a week and the tuition assistance is considered taxable income in accordance with current Internal Revenue Service regulations.
The Anniversary Scholarship was created during the school's 150th anniversary to celebrate the long history of excellence in engineering education at Widener by supporting merit-based graduate scholarships for thesis students. The fund began with contributions from faculty and stand, and has grown with contributions from alumni and university donors.
Advance your career with an MSE in mechanical engineering. Here, you'll benefit from a supportive environment and a flexible curriculum, while working with industry-shaping faculty and mechanical engineering professionals.
We're ranked among the 10 best colleges in the country for engineering.
Graduate classes meet one night per week and are streamed over the Internet live and archived for later viewing. This gives you a direct connection to faculty, and allows you to stay up to date with coursework while traveling or when unexpected work conflicts arise.
Innovative Faculty Research
Work with faculty who are shaping the profession with their cutting-edge research developing new atomic force microscopy experimental methods to better understanding the physical and mechanical factors that play a role in treatment for swallowing disorders.
Focus on Modern Technology
Enhance your professional skills through advanced technical courses that build upon a foundation of mathematical, experimental, and modern computational methods. Here, you can apply traditional theories on new techniques in an experimental setting.
Meet the mechanical engineering faculty who will help you continue to advance your career.
"I believe that being a "teacher" is an integral part of my vocation. That is why I consider my contributions to the education of students not merely as a duty or a job to be done, but as a part of my life."
Three state-of-the-art laboratories dedicated to the mechanical engineering department. Among the equipment used are 3D printers, a wind tunnel, a CD machine, and a mechanical tester.
Your Inside Track to Success
Your Inside Track to Success
Continue to advance your engineering career with a post-graduate degree from Widener University.
Recent Employers & Industry Connections
The Boeing Company
ERIN Engineering, a JENSEN HUGHS Company
The Naval Surface Warfare Center
Outlook & Outcomes
Research and Development
Employment of mechanical engineers is projected to grow 9 percent from now to 2026, which is average growth. It will be higher for those studying specific advances in technology. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics