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Prepare to thrive in the rapidly evolving fields of computer-aided design and manufacturing technologies in the continuous pursuit of quality products and shorter production cycles.

Our program carries a particular emphasis in PLM solutions for the collaborative data environment. Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is an integrated, information-driven approach to all aspects of a product’s life from design inception to manufacture, deployment, maintenance, and disposal at the end of its useful life.

When you graduate, you will have a Master of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in Design and Manufacturing.

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Required Courses

  • 30 credit hours

You will take four core courses (12 credits) and choose from a variety of electives for the remaining six courses (18 credits).

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Many classes don't have a scheduled meeting time, so you can fit class into your personal schedule. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Careers in Mechanical Engineering

This advanced degree can prepare you for professional practice in the many facets of mechanical engineering, including teaching, research, development, design, and consulting. Industries employing our graduates include:

  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing
  • Electronics
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Government agencies
  • Research organizations

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$547 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$595 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2019 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

For admission as a regular graduate student, you must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited university in aerospace engineering, engineering mechanics, mechanical engineering, or a related field, such as physics or mathematics.

If you have a non-engineering degree, or an engineering degree other than aerospace, mechanical or engineering mechanics, your degree must have included the subject matter prerequisite for graduate study in aerospace engineering or engineering mechanics.

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You may be able to take up to four courses (12 credit hours) as a non-degree graduate student, before you are accepted into a specific degree program. 

Please contact us to discuss this option with an expert advisor.

Meet your Team

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program.

Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.