Innovate and Engineer the Future

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

Key program takeaways

10 Courses

With Industry-Leading Faculty

July 15

Application Deadline for Fall


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30 Credit Hours

To Complete Your Master's

About the Program

Person working with AROur M.S. in Mechanical Engineering is designed to be flexible and compelling to those pursuing an M.S. as a terminal degree and those planning to pursue a Ph.D. Students who complete the program will obtain two specializations recorded on their transcripts - more details on that directly below. Become equipped to thrive within Industry 4.0 by gaining expertise in augmented and virtual reality, digital twins, artificial intelligence applications in manufacturing and more. For more information on the program, see our catalog or contact the Program Director Dr. Steven Lerner.

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Customize your degree program: Choose two levels of transcripted specializations

Choose one of the three Level 1 specializations

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Design and Dynamic Systems and Controls

Focused on the design, analysis, and optimization of systems that exhibit dynamic behavior


Mech. Eng

Mechanics, Materials & Manufacturing

Essential for those looking to innovate in product development, enhance material performance, and/or lead advancements in manufacturing technology
Mech. Eng

Thermal & Fluid Sciences

Design and analyze systems such as engines, HVAC systems, turbines, and renewable energy solutions


Choose one of the 14 Level 2 specializations

General Management

Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship

Manufacturing Management
Project Management
Bioengineering Data Science & Machine Learning
Environmental Engineering
Signal & Image Processing
Structural Engineering
Sustainability Dynamic Systems
Advanced Controls
Mechanics Fluid Dynamics

Both your primary and secondary specializations will appear on your transcript.

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.


 Student Experience



Leading-Edge Faculty


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


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Innovative Projects

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


Flexible Learning


Flexible Learning


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

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Jobs You Can Land

Potential roles include:

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


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.


Begin Your Journey

Take the next step towards an exciting future by starting your application for our graduate program at SMU Lyle. Ready to explore other academic opportunities? Discover our range of exceptional programs to find the perfect fit for your academic aspirations.