MSME Online

In just 10 courses, this 30-credit program covers the foundations of solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and dynamics and offers electives in diverse areas including biomechanics, clean energy and environment, composite materials and manufacturing, energy efficient mobility systems and smart cities, robotics and controls and more.


  • Earn your degree by taking one or more courses per term
  • 100% online format – or hybrid – same faculty, same tuition
  • People with engineering, math, and related backgrounds can enroll
  • Have personal enrollment support through to degree completion
  • GRE waivers are considered

2023 Best Online Master's Program

Degree Requirements

Core: 4 Courses

The following four courses are required (12 credits)

  • MEEG 690: Intermediate Engineering Mathematics

Three from the following list

  • MEEG 610: Intermediate Solid Mechanics
  • MEEG 620: Intermediate Dynamics
  • MEEG 630: Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
  • MEEG 640: Intermediate Heat Transfer
  • MEEG 621: Linear Systems
  • MEEG 683: Orthopedic Biomechanics

Electives: 6 Courses

Elective options can be chosen from a wide range and include the option of earning a dual credit Graduate Certificate in Composites Manufacturing and Engineering.

Students close to campus may pursue the thesis option. See our official program policy statement and learn more about our thesis option.


Admissions Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree in mechanical engineering or in a closely allied field of science or mathematics from a regionally accredited institution.
  • An undergraduate grade point average in engineering, science and mathematics courses of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. If you have under a 3.0 GPA ask about our part-time “pathways”.
  • Three letters of recommendation from former teachers or supervisors.
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • ME graduate supplemental document

For a free pre-assessment, scan and send your unofficial transcript to

Admission to the degree program is selective and competitive based on the number of well qualified applicants. Meeting the stated minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.


How long does it take to complete this program?
The online MSME can take as little as 24 months or as long as 60 months, depending on how many courses you would like to take in a given semester. There is also the option of taking a leave of absence in a given term as personal circumstances may require.

Does this program require any on-campus residencies?
No, you need not ever step foot on campus.

What if I would like to visit or take a course on campus?
You can! Ours is one of a few programs in which you are welcome to take courses on campus for the same rate. In addition, all students are welcome on campus to visit Career Services, Libraries, Labs and other resources.

Are there opportunities for career networking and career coaching?
Yes. Online students have full access to University of Delaware’s Career Services as well as the counselors assigned specifically to the College of Engineering. Students are encouraged to explore career opportunities using their many resources including resume building, networking events, visiting industry, virtual workshops, career fairs, and more.

Tuition & Deadlines

Tuition rates of all programs can be seen on the Graduate Office’s Tuition webpage.

Application Deadlines
MSME Fall Admission:
July 31: Final deadline to apply

MSME Spring Admission:
December 31: Final deadline to apply

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