Work with UToledo’s acclaimed mechanical engineering faculty in sophisticated labs and use the latest tools.
Students seeking a graduate degree in mechanical engineering will find a vibrant academic and research environment in The University of Toledo’s Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.
UToledo offers a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, as well as three master’s degree options:
Our graduate courses are taught by a research-active and student-centered faculty. Mechanical engineering graduate students may specialize in one of three focus areas or combine aspects of all three into a focus on advanced manufacturing processes:
Learn more about the Mechanical Engineering Department.
Cutting-edge research tools. Our mechanical engineering graduate students have access to the resources of a major research university. UToledo has a high-speed wind tunnel and one of the most powerful, Linux HPC Clusters in Ohio. UToledo has facilities for:
Financial support. Outstanding graduate students can apply for teaching and research assistantships, as well as tuition scholarships.
Proximity to auto manufacturers. The University is located close to the headquarters of Chrysler, Ford and General Motors and major suppliers, including Dana Incorporated and Eaton Corporation. Professors collaborate on research with area industries, which heavily recruit UToledo graduates.
J.D./M.S. dual degree. Are you interested in intellectual property and patents? This dual degree program allows you to earn both a law degree and a master’s degree in engineering through an accelerated, integrated curriculum.
UToledo mechanical engineering graduates with advanced degrees have a 90% job placement rate.
Our graduates have considerable experience in engineering science and math. They have the ability to solve challenging problems and contribute immediately to their employers’ industries.
Master’s degree graduates take jobs as research and development engineers in the automotive, aerospace and offshore industries or pursue Ph.D. degrees. UToledo students have been accepted into doctoral programs at:
Students who graduate with Ph.D.s become university professors or research engineers in industry.
Employers who have hired UToledo mechanical engineering master’s and doctoral graduates include:
Dr. Rita Schnipke (BSME ’78, MSME ’79) is an engineering faculty member at the University of Virginia. She specializes in computational fluid dynamics. Dr. Schnipke is a successful entrepreneur who started and sold two engineering software businesses. Her software product, CFDesign, became an integral design tool for more than 1,500 companies around the world. It has been recognized as the premier product for upfront simulation in the design process.
Dr. Rickey Shyne (M.S.M.E. ’88, Ph.D. ’98) is director of research and engineering at NASA John H. Glenn Research Center. He has extensive experience performing computational and experimental modeling of components for gas turbine, ramjet and scramjet propulsion systems. He earned NASA’s Exceptional Service Medal for Leadership in 2003. In 2013, President Barack Obama awarded Dr. Shyne the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service for his exceptional service to the American people.
Dr. Nima Shamsaei (Ph.D. ’10) is an assistant professor at Mississippi State University and an expert in fatigue and fracture mechanics. His research has been cited hundreds of times and has broad influence in the field.
Dr. Gerald Jakubowski (B.S.M.E. ’74, M.S.M.E. ’76, Ph.D. ’78) was named a distinguished alumnus of The University of Toledo in 2003. He is provost and vice president for academic affairs at California Maritime Academy. He has served as the national president of the American Society for Engineering Education and on the board of directors of the Society of Automotive Engineers.
Graduate students in mechanical engineering balance course work in their focus areas with electives and thesis, project or dissertation work. They have the opportunity to take classes in UToledo’s renewable energy program.
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We expect graduate mechanical engineering students to conduct high-quality research. You will work with professors who are dedicated teachers and leaders in the field.
UToledo faculty include six members of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering and one Fellow of the American Ceramic Society.
The Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering has three major research focus areas:
UToledo numbers among its mechanical engineering faculty book authors and researchers who have worked on $6.4 million in sponsored research from organizations such as:
UToledo mechanical engineering faculty also specialize in research on:
UToledo’s Dr. Mohammad Elahinia led a team that was the first to successfully make 3D objects using high-temperature shape memory alloys, smart materials used in the next generation of airplanes and unmanned aerial vehicles. Read more.
Another faculty member, Dr. Reza Rizvi, was awarded nearly $400,000 from the National Science Foundation to make 2D materials using high-pressure gases.