Mode of Study:
Hybrid, Online
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Mechanical Engineering Program Overview

As one of the oldest and broadest fields of engineering, the mechanical engineering master’s programs offer you incredible flexibility to pursue your interests while the part-time nature of the program allows you to do so at your own pace.

Instructors are executive-level mechanical engineers who deepen your understanding of the fundamentals and introduce you to modern technologies and theories. Learn to use advanced analysis techniques, translate mechanical engineering problems into a quantitative form, and analyze experiments. You also have the option to take elective courses from other Engineering for Professionals programs—giving you the control to gain the precise knowledge you seek.

Upon graduation, you will:

  • Master advanced techniques of analysis and modern tools.
  • Translate practical mechanical engineering problems into a quantitative form amenable to an analytical or numerical solution, or to experimental investigation.
  • Analyze, interpret, and apply the information obtained by experiment, computation, or analysis, or available in the literature.
  • Choose a specialization that best fits your area of interest.
  • Apply knowledge, facts, and theories immediately in your work outside the classroom.

Master’s Degree Focus Areas

A focus area must be selected. While required to narrow your study, your focus area will not appear on your degree. 

  • Biomechanics: Study the human body, modeled as a mechanical system, and explore fundamental mechanical engineering principles that can be applied to answer questions about its structure and function.
  • Manufacturing: Study the effect that new technology, engineering, and business strategies have on transforming U.S. industry into a world-class, competitive force. Emphasis is placed on state-of-the-art factory automation and computer-integrated manufacturing.
  • Robotics and Controls: Study how to accurately model the dynamics of single and multi-body engineering systems undergoing motion in 3D space.
  • Solids/Mechanics of Materials: Study how to determine applications and opportunities to apply AM technology and also learn how to evaluate AM designs.


We offer two program options for Mechanical Engineering; you can earn a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering or a Certificate in Mechanical Engineering. Both of these programs have the option to be completed online.

Mechanical Engineering Courses

Get details about course requirements, prerequisites, focus areas, and electives offered within the program. All courses are taught by subject-matter experts who are executing the technologies and techniques they teach. For exact dates, times, locations, fees, and instructors, please refer to the course schedule published each term.

Program Contacts

Tuition and Fees

Did you know that 78 percent of our enrolled students’ tuition is covered by employer contribution programs? Find out more about the cost of tuition for prerequisite and program courses and the Dean’s Fellowship.

The EP program gave me the opportunity to access one of the best schools in the nation with some of the most brilliant minds in the nation from the other side of the country. It had many challenging courses with valuable information that helped me individually and professionally. 

Jamal Abdul-Hafiz '19 Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering FAQs

You can still apply for the Mechanical Engineering program even if you don’t have a background in engineering. You must at least meet the program’s course prerequisites. You can take these courses through Johns Hopkins.

Yes, however, if you are transferring a course it must be a graduate-level course, the course cannot have been used to complete another degree, and your 5-year clock of completing your degree begins on the day you enroll in your first graduate class (including any transfer graduate courses). You may be able to waive a foundational course which would allow you the opportunity to take more advanced courses in your 10-course program sequence.

The Engineering for Professionals program was designed to be part-time and online with working professionals in mind. Therefore, we offer both synchronous and asynchronous courses to accommodate your busy schedule. Most of our courses are offered fully online, letting you work and study when and where is best for you. 

On average, mechanical engineers who hold a master’s of science in mechanical engineering can expect to earn upwards of $85,000

Academic Calendar

Find out when registration opens, classes start, transcript deadlines and more. Applications are accepted year-round, so you can apply any time.