Master of Engineering in Engineering Mechanics

The master of engineering (M.Eng.) in engineering mechanics is an intensive one-year, 30-credit program requiring completion of a practical project or extended paper. This interdisciplinary program is ideal for an engineer with a bachelor's degree in one or more of the following disciplines: aerospace, agricultural, architectural, biomedical, chemical, civil, engineering science, industrial, materials science, mechanical and nuclear engineering, and physics.

This professional master’s degree program provides students with a strong foundation in engineering mechanics that can be applied across a broad range of disciplines and applications in both academia and industry.

Course Requirements

  • 27 course credits: 3-credit 400/500-level classes
  • 3 independent study credits (E SC/E MCH 496/596)
  • 1 seminar credit (E SC/E MCH 514)

For more detailed information on the one-year M.S. in engineering mechanics, please refer to the Graduate Programs Guide.



The Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) is an internationally distinguished department that is recognized for its globally competitive excellence in engineering and scientific accomplishments, research, and educational leadership.

Our Engineering Science program is the official undergraduate honors program of the College of Engineering, attracting the University’s brightest engineering students. We also offer graduate degrees in ESM, engineering mechanics, engineering at the nano-scale, and an integrated undergraduate/graduate program.

Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

212 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4523