Innovate and Engineer the Future

Propel your career with an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering. This comprehensive degree program provides the technical depth and breadth required for engineers to lead organizations and develop impactful technical solutions in a wide range of industries.

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About the Program

SMU Lyle's Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering is designed to be flexible and compelling to all students – those pursuing an M.S. as a terminal degree and focused on employer valued skills as well as those planning to purse a Ph.D. All students who complete the program will obtain two specializations that are recorded on their transcripts. Specializations include several mechanical engineering, interdisciplinary, and management areas designed to enable students to meet their career and academic objectives.

Become equipped to thrive within Industry 4.0 by gaining expertise in augmented and virtual reality, digital twins, artificial intelligence (AI) applications in manufacturing and more.

For more information on the program, see our catalog or contact the Program Director, Dr. Steven Lerner.

The SMU Lyle Difference

  • Innovative

    Work on real-world projects that push boundaries in our new Center for Digital and Human-Augmented Manufacturing.

  • Connected

    Leverage our robust industry partnerships for opportunities in internships, cooperative programs, and career prospects.

  • Impactful

    SMU Lyle graduates are highly sought after, known for their expertise, innovation, and leadership.


Leading-Edge Faculty


Learn from a faculty of renowned experts and industry veterans, bringing cutting-edge research and real-world experience into the classroom.

Collaborative learning


Collaborative Learning


Engage with a diverse group of peers and professionals, fostering a dynamic and supportive learning environment.


Diverse Coursework


Access a wealth of resources and support services, ensuring a smooth and enriching educational journey.


Flexible Learning


Flexible Learning


Tailor your experience with our LyleAnywhere™ flexible learning platform, providing a mixture of in-person or synchronous online classes.


Jobs I Can Land 

Jobs I Can Land


Potential roles include:

  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Senior Inspector
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Energy Systems Analyst


Innovative projects - ME


Innovative Projects

Work on real-world problems and cutting-edge projects that prepare you for the complexities of the industry.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the Lyle School of Engineering admission requirements for an M.S. degree and additionally are expected to have:

  • B.S. in mechanical engineering or a related field.
  • A strong foundation in mathematics and the physical sciences.


Tuition and Fees

For a complete graduate cost per semester click here.


Application Deadlines

The next start date is August 2024. The deadline for applications is July 15.