Why ODU for Mechanical Engineering?

Prepare to thrive in the evolving fields of computer-aided design and manufacturing engineering technologies. Help in the continuous pursuit of quality products and shorter production cycle solutions.

Our Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering emphasizes PLM solutions for the collaborative data environment. Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is an information-driven approach to all aspects of a product’s life. PLM starts with design and covers manufacture, deployment, maintenance, and disposal at the end of its useful life.

When you graduate, you will earn a Master of Engineering with a concentration in mechanical engineering.

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Ranked #16

Best Online Master's in Mechanical Engineering, 2022 - Intelligent.com

Ranked #75 (tie)

Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs, 2023
U.S. News & World Report

Ranked #9

Most Affordable Online Master's in Mechanical Engineering, 2020
- OnlineU.org

Required Courses

  • 30 credit hours minimum

You will take four core courses in mechanical engineering and choose six elective courses to focus on an area of interest. Your program will culminate with a comprehensive exam, which includes written and oral presentations.

Your total number of credit hours may vary depending on your undergraduate coursework.

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$571 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$595 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2022 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

Licensure Disclosure

This program is not intended to lead to a specific state-level license.

If you plan to pursue a professional license or credential, we encourage you to explore requirements through the appropriate credentialing agency or professional organization in your state.

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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 any other undergraduate degree, it must still 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.