The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers an exciting and challenging opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing an MS or PhD in Mechanical Engineering. Deadlines for application are January 15th for fall semester admittance and September 15th for winter semester admittance. These are the only enrollment periods for which you can apply. Students who apply for fall semester may attend spring or summer term upon departmental approval, after acceptance into the graduate program. However, enrollment cannot be delayed until the following winter semester.
Applicants must have a BS in Mechanical Engineering or in a related program (other engineering, physical, or mathematical science programs). Applicants with a BS in a related program will be admitted provisionally and must take some or all undergraduate courses as outlined in the Student Handbooks. The Mechanical Engineering Graduate Coordinator may be contacted regarding which courses may be appropriate.
Applicants with a GPA below 3.0/4.0 in the last 60 hours of upper division coursework are not eligible for admission. The average GPA for admitted applicants in recent years may be viewed in the catalog: http://graduatestudies.byu.edu/node/2340 (select MS or PhD, then Statistics).
All applicants must submit scores for the NEW GRE exam. Average scores for admitted applicants in recent years can be also be viewed in the catalog. Students with lower scores may want to consider retaking the GRE exam. Only the higher scores will be taken into account.
All applicants must complete a resume and a statement of intent. Students should express their interest in conducting research in a specific area and completing a thesis/dissertation. Some of the areas of research currently being conducted can be viewed on the Research Areas webpages.
International students must meet certain additional requirements such as an English Language Proficiency test and a credential evaluation which includes a comprehensive course-by-course evaluation and calculation of a grade point average (GPA). For more information please visit the International Applicants section on the Graduate Studies website.
If applying for the joint MS/MBA degree program, students must make application for the MS and MBA programs separately, making sure to indicate joint degree on both applications and in the Statement of Intent. The GMAT test is required in addition to the GRE. More details can be found in the catalog: http://graduatestudies.byu.edu/content/joint-mechanical-engineering-msmba.
To view tuition costs, visit Tuition and General Fees on the BYU Financial Services website. The ME department provides financial support to graduate students in the form of fellowships, graduate assistantships and tuition scholarships. For more details please see the Graduate Financial Support page. Students are encouraged to contact faculty members to explore research and mentoring opportunities. There is also funding available through the Graduate Studies Office, and information is available on the Graduate Studies website. Students can search for various scholarships with the OPSF Scholarship Search.
You can begin the application process on the Graduate Studies website, by registering your interest. After registering your interest you will be able to apply using the user name you created. Applications submitted early will receive advance consideration.
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