Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering program at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals gives you the tools you need to expand your understanding of the fundamentals in this important field while introducing you to modern technologies.

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Degrees & Pathways

Focus Areas/Tracks
ManufacturingMechanics: SolidsMechanics: ThermofluidsRobotics and Controls


Instructors in the Mechanical Engineering program at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals are leading mechanical engineers whose courses address topics ranging from advanced vehicle technologies and modern energy systems to improved robot control and the integration of new technologies into manufacturing. Students, who are often practicing engineers, have access to state-of-the-art facilities and a modern, evolving curriculum that prepares them to be leaders in these growing fields.

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of advanced techniques of analysis and modern tools necessary for the mechanical engineering practice.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to translate practical mechanical engineering problems into a quantitative form amenable, as appropriate, to analytical or numerical solution, or to experimental investigation.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to analyze, interpret and apply the information obtained by experiment, computation or analysis, or available in the literature.


Master's Degree

Admission Requirements

  • You must meet the general admission requirements that pertain to all master's degree candidates.
  • Enrolled students typically have earned a grade point average of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (B+ or above) of their undergraduate studies; this is not a requirement for admission, nor is it a guarantee.
  • Transcripts from all college studies must be submitted.
  • When reviewing an application, the candidate’s academic and professional background will be considered in its totality, and decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.

Degree Requirements

  • Ten courses must be completed within five years.
  • Students are required to choose a focus area to follow.
  • The curriculum consists of one core course in mathematics, two core courses for the focus area, three courses chosen among those listed for the student's focus area, and four other part-time or full-time courses.
  • At least one computationally oriented course is strongly recommended in lieu of an elective.
  • Only one grade of C may count toward the master's degree.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.

Post-Master's Certificate

Admission Requirements

Certificate Requirements

  • Six courses must be completed within three years.
  • Only grades of B− or above can count toward the post-master's certificate.
  • Focus areas are not available for students pursing certificates.
  • Students are free to choose any six courses offered by the Mechanical Engineering program.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.


Please refer to the course schedule published each term for exact dates, times, locations, fees, and instructors.


This or other Mechanical Engineering oriented advanced mathematics course must be taken in the first semester of the student’s program, unless the advisor explicitly allows the student to do otherwise.


Students are required to choose one of four focus areas: Manufacturing, Solids/Mechanics of Materials, Thermofluids, Robotics and Controls. The focus area selected does not appear as an official designation in the student transcript. Each focus area has two required courses; the remaining three courses can be chosen among the other courses listed for that area. Post-master’s certificate students are not limited to one focus area but can choose their courses among all the courses offered by the program.


Program News

U.S. News & World Report Ranks JHU's Online Engineering Programs Among Nation's Best
January 12, 2017

In the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released January 10, 2017, the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering maintained its spot in the top twenty-five schools in the country in the categories of Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs and Best Online Graduate Computer...

Top Instructors Receive 2016 Faculty Awards
April 5, 2016

During a faculty meeting held at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory on March 16, we honored twelve Johns Hopkins Engineering instructors for their dedication and innovation in the classroom.

Balancing teaching with their own careers, our instructors work tirelessly to provide an educational experience that is both challenging and highly relevant for today's students.

Prosperetti Selected for Applied Mechanics Award
March 7, 2016

Andrea Prosperetti, chair of the part-time Mechanical Engineering program at Johns Hopkins Engineering, recently received the 2016 Ted Belytschko Applied Mechanics Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

The award recognizes significant contributions in the practice of engineering mechanics.

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