The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers courses of study that lead to the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree and to the Ph.D. in Engineering with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering degree.
MECH Graduate Degree Requirement (from the graduate catalog)
MECH Graduate Assistantships
For more information please contact the Department Graduate Program Coordinator, Dr. Teong Tan.
ADMISSION PROCEDURES: For admission into a degree program, applicants should allow a reasonable amount of time for necessary documents to be processed by the appropriate degree program and Graduate Admissions (approximately three to six weeks). International applicants should allow at least four months for the application process. Applicants are urged to apply early to ensure full consideration.
All determinations concerning the classification of a student as in-state or out-of-state for fee purposes are made in the Graduate Admission office. If, for any reason, there is a question about a state residency classification, the student is responsible for requesting a review of his/her residency status BEFORE classes begin. Complete an Application for Residency Classification and submit it to Graduate Admissions (FedEx Institute of Technology Building, Suite 201) for review.
All admission credentials become the property of the University and will not be forwarded or returned. Credentials will be maintained in active files for 12 months, after which they will be destroyed.
To complete the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Application you need to be ready to:
1) Submit your CV or Resume, Statement or Letter of Purpose.
2) Supply e-mail addresses and telephone numbers for three recommenders who will be automatically notified to send letters of recommendation after the recommendation request is saved in your application.
3) Report your test scores (GRE or TOEFL).
4) List all other colleges/universities attended with dates, degrees, majors, and GPAs (you will be asked to request official transcripts). If credentials are not in English, they are required to be evaluated course-by-course by any credentialing agency listed on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services web site; see Admission of International Students.
In order to expedite the processing of your application, you are strongly encouraged to adhere to the timeline provided below:
For Domestic Applicants and International Applicants currently in the U.S., the Application Deadline and File Completion Deadline for Fall semester are July 1 and August 1, for Spring semester are December 1 and January 1, and for Summer semester are May 1 and June 1.
*Note: Domestic Applicants, applying for readmission, who left the University of Memphis on suspension must be fully readmitted by the following dates:
Fall - August 1
Spring - January 1
Summer - May 1
At the University of Memphis, the deadline for scholarship consideration is December 1 for admitted students. Therefore, if you believe you may be scholarship eligible, you are strongly encouraged to submit your application before November 1 of the year before your enrollment. To discover for yourself if you may be scholarship eligible, please check the Scholarship Office web site.
International Applicants NOT in the U.S. (first time F1 visa holders) are encouraged to apply for Fall or Spring admission. The Application Deadline and File Completion Deadline for Fall semester are May 1 and July 1, and for Spring semester are September 1 and October 15.
Additional deadlines all applicants should be aware of include:
- Submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Submission of On-Campus Housing Application
- Registration Calendars
- Fee Payment
The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers an undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree (B.S.M.E.).
The Mechanical Engineering Honors Program provides an exceptional educational opportunity for highly motivated students to develop their talents, interests, and abilities within a curriculum designed to encourage independence and creativity.
ADMISSION: Incoming freshmen who score a minimum of 26 on the ACT or its equivalent are invited to participate. Transfer students or students previously enrolled at The University of Memphis are eligible for the program if they have an overall grade point average of 3.00 and a grade point average of 3.25 for course work within the Herff College of Engineering. The departmental honors committee admits eligible students to the program upon approval of the Application for Admission to the Mechanical Engineering Honors Program. Students with academic records that fall short of these requirements may apply for provisional acceptance. Contact the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Coordinator for more information. Applications can be downloaded here.
RETENTION: Participants must maintain a minimum overall grade point average of 3.00 and a minimum grade point average of 3.25 for course work within the college to continue in the program. The departmental honors committee may grant participants failing to meet this requirement a one semester probationary period before they are dismissed from the program.
1) To qualify for the designation With Honors in Mechanical Engineering, a student must successfully complete a minimum of 18 semester hours from the following: 1) MECH 4395 and MECH 4396, and 2) 12 credits of mechanical engineering honors courses.
2) To qualify for the designations With Honors in Mechanical Engineering and University Honors With Thesis, a student must successfully complete a minimum of 24 semester hours from the following: 1) MECH 4395 and MECH 4396, 2) 9 credits of mechanical engineering honors courses, 3) UNHP1101 or UNHP 1102, and 4) 6 credits of general education honors courses.
Honors sections of both lower and upper division mechanical engineering courses are offered regularly and are included in the Class Schedule. To enroll in mechanical engineering honors sections, student must request departmental approval. A minimum grade of “B” is required in each honors course for it to count toward fulfilling the honors course requirement, but regular credit for the course will be earned if the grade is lower than a “B”. A participant must select a major advisor by the beginning of the first semester senior year and enroll in MECH 4395, Honors Thesis Proposal. Successful completion of this course requires acceptance of a thesis proposal by the departmental honors committee. During the second semester of the senior year a participant must enroll in MECH 4396, Honors Thesis. Successful completion of this course requires acceptance of a thesis by the departmental honors committee.
DESIGNATION: Students successfully completing the prescribed course work will have earned the designation of With Honors in Mechanical Engineering. This designation will be recognized at the commencement ceremony and it will appear on the transcript and diploma.