What Sets UM-Flint’s MSE Program Apart?

The demand for engineers is on the rise, as more and more companies are looking for these qualified professionals to help build a better world. Prepare to embrace this exciting opportunity with the Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) in Mechanical Engineering program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Designed to meet the needs of a diverse student cohort, the MSE in Mechanical Engineering offers students the opportunity for a full- or part-time course schedule with emphasis on in-person classes. This program provides expert faculty mentorship, real-world experience, state-of-the-art equipment, and much more—so you’ll have everything you need to succeed at the graduate level and further your career.

Powerful Economic Impact

As part of the curriculum, students will gain real-world experience while addressing industry needs within communities. Mechanical engineering is the most diversified engineering discipline. Therefore, careers in manufacturing, aerospace, power generation, automotive, energy, HVAC, and biomedical can all be enhanced through an advanced degree in mechanical engineering. A strong graduate base draws industry attention, and helps develop new start-up companies which are essential for economic development. Furthermore, this program provides public and community service to Flint, Genesee County, and the State of Michigan.

Research Opportunities

The program’s research activities are highly interactive engagements between students, faculty, the Flint community, and industry partners.  Our leading-edge explorations equip MSE graduates with the training and education required to advance their careers in industry, government, and academia.

Expert Faculty

Courses within the MSE in Mechanical Engineering are taught by expert faculty who bring professional knowledge and experience to their instruction. UM-Flint faculty members are regularly published and involved in ongoing research, proposal writing, and other scholarly activities. They are devoted mentors who guide and support students in practically applying classroom lessons.

U-M Resources

UM-Flint students can tap additional resources, expertise, and contacts as part of the world-renowned University of Michigan system. “Maize and Blue through and through,” our supportive community provide students invaluable assistance in research, networking, and other initiatives.

Small Classes

You’ll complete your MSE with a small cohort of fellow students who share your passion for problem-solving, innovation, and project management. This cohort structure allows for much interaction, enabling you to develop a strong support network for personal and professional development. Curriculum projects create a collaborative environment to help you build practical and technical skills.

Program Prerequisites

Prospective students from other engineering disciplines may also be considered for admission to the program. A student who has not earned an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering may be required to complete undergraduate mechanical engineering courses before regular admission to the program. These courses could include – 

  • EGR 230 – Statics (4)
  • EGR 260 – Mechanics of Deformable Solids (4)
  • EGR 280 – Science of Engineering Materials (4)
  • EGR 315 – Machine Element Design (4)
  • EGR 350 – Fluid Mechanics (4)
  • EGR 353 – Thermodynamics (4)
  • EGR 370 – Dynamics (4) 

Review the detailed Mechanical Engineering: MSE curriculum.

Contact the CIT Graduate Programs Manager for transcript evaluations and guidance, [email protected].

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from a regionally accredited college or university
  • A minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (Currently waived for 2023-2024)


To be considered for admission, submit an online application below. Other materials can be emailed to [email protected] or delivered to the Office of Graduate Programs, 251 Thompson Library.

  • Application for Graduate Admission
  • $55 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • For any degree completed at a non-US institution, official transcripts must be submitted to an approved credentialing agency for credential review. You must submit your transcripts for a course-by-course evaluation. Once the evaluation is completed, the transcript course-by-course evaluation report must be submitted to the University of Michigan-Flint. This document must be submitted directly from the transcript evaluation company.
  • If English is not your native language, and you are not from an exempt country, you must demonstrate English proficiency.
  • GRE scores (general) sent to the University of Michigan-Flint Institutional Code #1853 (Currently waived for 2023-2024)
  • Two letters of recommendation. Recommendations should be from individuals familiar with your work in academic or professional contexts who can comment on your critical thinking skills, ability to undertake independent projects, and capacity for collaborating with colleagues. Electronic recommendation requests are sent out as a part of the online application process.
  • Statement of Purpose: Describe your objectives for graduate study and reasons for selecting this program. Statements may be submitted online during the application process or emailed to [email protected]
  • Students from abroad must submit additional documentation.

This program is an on-campus program with in-person courses. Admitted students can apply for a student (F-1) visa. Students living abroad are unable to complete this program online in their home country. Other nonimmigrant visa holders currently in the United States please contact the Center for Global Engagement at [email protected].

Application Dates

Submit all application materials to the Office of Graduate Programs by 5 p.m. on the day of the application deadline. This program offers rolling admission with monthly application reviews. To be considered for admission, all application materials must be submitted on or before:

  • Fall – May 1* (guaranteed consideration/international student deadline)
  • Fall – August 1 (if space permits, US citizens and permanent residents only)
  • Winter – October 1 (guaranteed consideration/international student deadline)
  • Winter – December 1 (if space permits, US citizens and permanent residents only)

*You must have a complete application by the early deadline to guarantee application eligibility for scholarships, grants, and research assistantships.