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MSc Mechanical Engineering

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program at Portland State University is for individuals wishing to get specialized training in Mechanical Engineering. The program is a great way to develop new technical skills to advance your career. For individuals interested in research, it is the first step toward the Ph.D. degree.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $736 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

Students in the Mechanical Engineering program at Portland State University take about nine to twelve additional courses tailored to their interests. The precise number of courses depends on the credits for each course, and whether you wish to work on a research project or thesis. MSME students wishing to do research will work closely with an individual ME professor. Students need a minimum of 45 graduate credits to graduate.

Since 1979, the Mechanical and Materials Engineering department at Portland State University has been serving the community by providing a high quality education to students and research that enhances the profession and continuing education opportunities for our alumni.

Our Mission

  • We serve and sustain a vibrant urban region through our creativity, collective knowledge and expertise.
  • We are dedicated to collaborative learning, innovative research, sustainability and community engagement.
  • We educate a diverse community of lifelong learners.
  • Our research and teaching have global impact.

Our Values

  • We promote access, inclusion and equity as pillars of excellence.
  • We commit to curiosity, collaboration, stewardship and sustainability.
  • We strive for excellence and innovation that solves problems.
  • We believe everyone should be treated with integrity and respect.

Our Reputation

Portland State University pursues excellence through: Accessibility; innovation; collaboration; engagement; sustainability; transformation.

Our Position

  • An anchor institution, providing the Portland region with a highly educated population, substantial economic impact, and distinctive contributions to its culture.
  • Contributing unique scholarship and research that support quality of life through problem solving.
  • Delivering on our access mission, contributing to a highly educated and diverse community.

Courses Included

  • Transmission Electron Microscopy and Chemical Analysis of Materials
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy for Materials and Device Characterization
  • MEMS and Microsystems
  • Capillary Phenomenon
  • Asymptotic Methods