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Graduate Programs (Majors, Minors, and Certificates)

Mechanical Engineering (PhD, MEng, MS, minor)

The Mechanical Engineering (ME) profession is dedicated to applying principles of physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics in the analysis, design, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical components, devices, and systems.  Oregon State's graduate program in ME is designed to educate leaders who will develop and improve systems for transforming energy, health, materials, and information to meet the needs of society. 

MEng, MS, and PhD Areas of Specialization:

  • Design – Designing products and systems associated with complex systems such as power plants, manufacturing machines, transport vehicles, robots, space stations, recycling, military hardware, prosthetic devices, and recreational equipment.
  • Materials – Fabricating and predicting the behavior of new materials, and controlling their structure and properties over length-scales spanning from meters down to the atomistic.
  • Mechanics – Devising new techniques for stress analysis and imaging, computational solid mechanics, composites modeling and manufacturing, and biomechanics.
  • Robotics and Control – Developing mechanisms that operate autonomously in unstructured environments and new approaches to path planning, multi-robot coordination,human-robot interaction, and manipulation. 
  • Thermal–Fluid Sciences – Developing advanced energy systems, high power thermal management, and microscale fluidicand heat transfer systems; and studying fluid flow and heat transfer including fundamentals of multiphase flows and low-speed aerodynamics.

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Any Term
Required Tests
  • GRE

Required for all International applications

English Language Requirements ?

English language requirements for international applicants to this program are the same as the standard Graduate School requirements.


Additional Requirements
  • Additional supplemental information is requested.


  • Paper applications will not be accepted.


Application requirements, including required documents, letters, and forms, vary by program and may not be completely represented here. The processing of your application will not be completed until these requirements have been met. Please, before applying to this program, always contact the program office to confirm application requirements.

See contact information above.

Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline for all applicants
Funding Deadline for all applicants
January 15

Post deadline applications are also accepted.


Available Concentrations ?

  • design
  • materials
  • mechanics
  • robotics and control
  • thermal-fluid sciences

MAIS Participation

This program is not offered as a MAIS field of study.