Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Admission to Graduate Program

Admission and financial assistance decisions are made on an individual basis. For students whose education does not include a degree in the United States or Canada, satisfactory GRE (verbal and quantitative aptitude scores) are required. The TOEFL is required for students from countries in which English is not the primary spoken language. If you apply and are admitted, you will be considered for financial support. These awards are made on a competitive basis. We notify you in writing of any assistance granted, therefore, you do not need to contact the department regarding financial assistance.

Master's Admission requirements
  • A baccalaureate degree in mechanical or industrial engineering (or a closely related engineering program) with an overall grade point average of 3.0/4.0 or higher.

If the baccalaureate degree is from an ABET accredited program located in an English speaking country, the preceding is sufficient.

  • If the undergraduate program is not ABET accredited, results of the GRE verbal, quantitative and analytic writing sections must be equal to or in excess of 150, 155 and 4.0, respectively.
  • If the baccalaureate institution is located in a country where English is not the native language, scores from the Test of English.

Please refer to the graduate handbook for additional information on admission. 

 
Doctoral Admission requirements
  • An MS degree in mechanical or industrial engineering (or a closely related engineering program) with a GPA of 3.3/4.0 or higher (exclusive of thesis grades). The completion of a thesis as a part of the MS degree, which demonstrates a high degree of technical competence and articulate technical communication, is considered very favorably.

If the institution granting the MS degree has an ABET accredited baccalaureate engineering program and the language of the thesis is in English, the above requirement is sufficient.

  • If the baccalaureate program of the institution granting the MS degree is not ABET accredited, results of the GRE verbal, quantitative and analytic writing sections must be equal to or in excess of 150, 155 and 4.0, respectively.
  • If the MS thesis is not completed in English or a thesis is not completed as a part of the MS program, then evidence of effective technical communication in English in written and spoken forms must be submitted. Such evidence may be in the form of documents written by the student and a personal or telephone interview with the student. If the student has both the baccalaureate and MS degrees from institutions located in countries where English is not the native language, scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) equal to or in excess of 80 (for IBT) or 550 (for PBT) must be submitted. If the MS degree and, in rare cases, the baccalaureate degree also are not in mechanical or industrial engineering (or a closely related field), admission will require evidence that the student possesses most of the prerequisite competencies normally expected of an entering Ph.D. student within the technical specialty of intended study.
  • When the MS degree was completed without thesis, admission may be granted if the student's other credentials are exceptional.

Please refer to the graduate handbook for additional information on admission.

 
Last Updated: 10/18/19