Master's in Mechanical Engineering in New York State (NY)

There are several schools throughout the state of New York that offer master's degree programs in mechanical engineering. This article compares the requirements, costs, and concentration options of ten available programs. Schools offering Engineering & Technology Management degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Alfred University

Alfred University offers a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program at its main campus with thesis and project tracks. While both tracks consist of 30 credit hours, the project track offers more distance-learning options to accommodate working students, and the thesis track utilizes more on-campus research components.

Binghamton University

Binghamton University has a 30-credit-hour Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program with concentration options in energy, dynamic systems, materials, design and manufacturing, transport phenomena, and solid mechanics. Students can alternatively pursue a Master of Engineering with a concentration in mechanical engineering (30 credit hours), which offers a more flexible structure for working professionals.

Clarkson University

Students can earn a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University at its Potsdam or Capital Region campus. The program consists of 30 credit hours and can be completed in as little as one year at the Potsdam campus or in one and a half years through evening courses at the Capital Region campus.

Cornell University

At Cornell University, students can earn a Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering in as little as one year. The program consists of 30 credit hours and enables students to choose a variety of electives for a custom concentration, but many students choose to concentrate their program in mechanics of materials, energy and sustainability, thermal-fluid sciences, biomechanics, astronautics, or dynamics, controls, and robotics.

CUNY City College

CUNY City College offers a Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering. The program consists of 30 credit hours and may include courses such as engineering analysis, solar energy, project management, and continuum mechanics.

Manhattan College

Students can pursue a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Manhattan College, preparing for careers in industries such as aerospace, construction, solar energy, and biomedical. The program consists of 30 credit hours and offers concentrations in solid mechanics/design, systems/control, green building engineering, aerospace/propulsion, energy systems, nuclear power, biomechanics, and engineering management.

New York University

New York University has a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program with specialization options in fluids, mechanics and structural systems, controls and dynamic systems, and energy engineering and policy. The program consists of 30 credit hours and prepares students for a variety of careers, including computer engineering, software development, and systems engineering.

Stony Brook University

Students at Stony Brook University can earn a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering by completing 30 credit hours through either a thesis or non-thesis track. Students who choose the non-thesis track may choose a concentration in energy technology, design and manufacturing, solid mechanics, or fluid mechanics and thermal sciences.

University at Buffalo

Students can earn a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in as few as 1.5 to 2 years at the University at Buffalo. Students are required to earn a total of 30 credit hours through completely on-campus courses and can complete their program with a project, thesis, or exam.

University of Rochester

The University of Rochester has a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program that consists of 30 credit hours. Students can choose the Plan A track, which contains six to 12 credit hours of thesis research, or the Plan B track, which enables students to choose some electives outside of mechanical engineering during their program and take an oral exam upon completing their coursework.

School Name Programs Offered Average Graduate Tuition (2018-2019)*
Alfred University MS in Mechanical Engineering $36,055
Binghamton University MS in Mechanical Engineering with emphases in:
Design and Manufacturing
Dynamic Systems
Energy
Materials
Solid Mechanics
Transport Phenomena

MEng in Mechanical Engineering
$11,090 in-state
$22,650 out-of-state
Clarkson University MS in Mechanical Engineering $33,312
Cornell University MEng in Mechanical Engineering with specializations in:
Astronautics
Biomechanics
Dynamics, Controls and Robotics
Energy and Sustainability
Mechanics of Materials
Thermal-Fluid Sciences
$29,500
CUNY City College MEng in Mechanical Engineering $10,770 in-state
$19,920 out-of-state
Manhattan College MS in Mechanical Engineering with concentrations in:
Aerospace/Propulsion
Biomechanics
Energy Systems
Engineering Management
Green Building Engineering
Nuclear Power
Solid Mechanics/Design
Systems/Control
$18,566
New York University MS in Mechanical Engineering with specializations in:
Controls and Dynamic Systems
Energy Engineering and Policy
Fluids
Mechanics and Structural Systems
$42,888
Stony Brook University MS in Mechanical Engineering with concentrations in:
Design and Manufacturing
Energy Technology
Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
Solid Mechanics
$11,090 in-state
$22,650 out-of-state
University at Buffalo MS in Mechanical Engineering $11,090 in-state
$22,650 out-of-state
University of Rochester MS in Mechanical Engineering $39,696

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics

Students can earn a master's degree in mechanical engineering at one of many schools throughout New York. These programs can typically be completed in one or two years of full-time study, and some enable students to select a field of interest for a more focused educational experience.

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  • University of Rochester

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    • New York: Rochester
  • University at Buffalo

    Campus Locations:

    • New York: Buffalo
  • Union Graduate College

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    • New York: Schenectady
  • SUNY at Binghamton

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    • New York: Vestal
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Campus Locations:

    • New York: Troy
  • Polytechnic Institute of New York University

    Campus Locations:

    • New York: Brooklyn
  • CUNY Graduate School and University Center

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    • New York: New York
  • Columbia University in the City of New York

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    • New York: New York
  • Alfred University

    Campus Locations:

    • New York: Alfred
  • Western Michigan University

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    • Michigan: Kalamazoo