Admission Requirements

  • You must meet the general admission requirements that pertain to all master’s degree candidates.
  • Your prior education must include an undergraduate or graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related technical discipline from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Your prior education must include the following prerequisites: three semesters of college calculus (Calculus I, II and III), two semesters of college physics (Physics I and II), and a course or practical knowledge of a programing language (such as Python, Matlab, or C++).
  • If your prior education does not include the prerequisites listed above, you may still be admitted under provisional status, followed by full admission once you have completed the missing prerequisites. Missing prerequisites may be completed with Johns Hopkins Engineering (all prerequisites with the exception of Physics I and II are available) or at another regionally accredited institution.
  • 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, though this is not a requirement for admission, nor is it a guarantee.
  • When reviewing an application, the your academic and professional background will be considered in its totality, and decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.
  • It is strongly advised that you submit a maximum of two page curriculum vitae listing your relevant professional background.

Degree Requirements

  • Ten courses must be completed within five years.
  • You 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 your focus area, and four other part-time or full-time courses.
  • At least two of these four courses must be from a core engineering discipline, and at most two can be chosen from the Technical Management and Systems Engineering areas.
  • At least one computationally oriented course is strongly recommended in lieu of an elective.
  • Only one C-range grade (C+, C, or C−) can count toward the master’s degree.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.

Course Planning and Search

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Certificate in Mechanical Engineering

If you are not quite ready to commit to a master's degree, take a look at pursuing a certificate as an option. You can earn a certificate in 5 courses and earn credits toward a master's.