Mechanical Engineering is one of the traditional engineering disciplines and is also at the forefront of modern technological innovations. Stony Brook places a strong emphasis on graduate programs that produce individuals with competent backgrounds in the basic principles and who are prepared for industrial research and development positions, university faculty posts, and leadership roles in government agencies.

Students can choose one of three areas of concentration: mechanical design, solid mechanics, and thermal sciences and fluid mechanics. They can then focus on experimental, analytical, or computational aspect-or any combination of these aspects.

M.S. Program in Mechanical Engineering

The M.S. program is designed to train students with professional goals in business, industry, or government. Besides the regular M.S. program, we also offer a combined five-year B.E./M.S. program.

Ph.D. Program in Mechanical Engineering

The Ph.D. program is for students interested in obtaining academic or research positions in colleges and universities or in government and commercial research laboratories. The program gives students a rigorous and thorough knowledge of a broad range of theoretical and practical research subject areas, and develops the ability to recognize and pursue significant research in Mechanical Engineering. Practically all students in the PhD program are supported as teaching assistants in the first year followed by a research assistantship on funded projects thereafter.



  1. A bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, or a related field such as another engineering discipline, a physical science, or mathematics.
  2. A grade average of at least B or equivalent in all engineering, mathematics and science courses.
  3. Completion and submission of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test.
  4. Students who indicate that their first or native language is not English are required to achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 85 for general admission and 90 for admission to a doctoral program and to be eligible for consideration for GA/TA support.  Masters students that have completed a degree program from a U.S. institution may be eligible for a TOEFL waiver and need to request the waiver from our Graduate Program Director. All PhD applicants with a TA stipend whose native language is not English must demonstrate a sufficient level of English-speaking proficiency (TOEFL Speaking score) and may be required to take ESL courses based on these measures.


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