Mechanical Engineering

Master of Science

Designed for professionally employed engineers and scientists, the Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering increases each student’s knowledge and competence in modern analysis and synthesis techniques as they apply to engineering design.

A leader in experiential education

Recognized nationally as a leader in experiential education, the University of New Haven offers an intensive, 30-credit master’s degree program in mechanical engineering. Take advantage of hands-on study both inside and outside of the classroom with studies in thermodynamics, computer-aided engineering, advanced fluid mechanics, system vibrations, and more. Course study is enhanced through a number of interactive, state-of-the-art facilities including our instrumentation laboratory, thermo/fluids laboratory, solar testing and training laboratory, and more.

You will also have the opportunity to choose between a project or thesis option to complete your program with a focus on an area of research of your choosing. You will enjoy small, personalized classes with an average of 15 students per class.

Experience the Program with Hands-On Application

Mechanical engineering students can choose the topic for their research projects. A group of students recently opted for the highly relevant and newsworthy topic of renewable, alternative energy sources for their project. Their work explored solar heating of domestic hot water systems, wind turbine energy, and heat pipe theory as it relates to evacuated solar collectors.

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Innovative Courses

  • Mechanical Engineering Analysis

    Topics include the study of ordinary and partial differential equations and their applications to mechanical engineering. Laplace transforms. Fourier analysis. Vector calculus. Complex variables. Use of contemporary software to complement and facilitate the analysis.

  • Advanced Dynamics

    Kinematics and dynamics of single particles and systems of particles. Lagrangian formulation of dynamic systems. Rigid body motion in 3D. Applications to the analysis of feedback control systems. MATLAB applications throughout.

  • Elasticity

    Analysis of stress and strain in two and three dimensions. Airy stress functions. Cartesian tensors and coordinate transformations using vector and index notation. Stress tensor and field equations. Applications to problems of torsion and bending. FEA applications included.

  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics

    The use of modern analytical and experimental techniques to obtain solutions for various flow regimes. Introduction to the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and particle imaging velocimetry (PIV) methods. Topics selected from the following: viscous fluids, boundary layer theory, turbulence, surface phenomena, shock waves, and gas dynamics.

  • Full List of Courses for Mechanical Engineering, M.S.

    The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering, check out the Academic Catalog:

    Mechanical Engineering, M.S.

Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

Next Steps

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    An advanced degree from the University of New Haven will help you take your career to the next level. Each program offers convenient scheduling, personalized attention, and state-of-the-art facilities.

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  • Financial Aid Opportunities

    The University of New Haven Graduate School is an excellent value with reasonable tuition. Of course, you will still have bills to pay and the Financial Aid office can help.

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