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Online Master’s in Mechanical Engineering

With an online Master of Science (MS) in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, you can propel your career to new heights. This degree prepares students for leadership and research roles across the diverse field of mechanical engineering. A master's degree can lead to higher pay, more responsibilities, and the ability to apply for and achieve more fulfilling roles in one's engineering career.

Case Western Reserve is a premier engineering institution. The mission of our university is to improve and enrich lives through scholarship and learning, and that starts with our students and graduates. The same expert faculty who teach on campus provide our online students with a rich and engaging curriculum in a convenient digital environment.

Program Details

  • 100% online delivery
  • 30 credit hours
  • 10 courses
  • Can be completed in as few as 18 months
  • Three annual starts: spring, summer and fall

Admissions Deadlines

Priority Deadline
June 24
Fall 2024 Term
Final Deadline
July 26
Fall 2024 Term
Start Date
August 26
Fall 2024 Term
Tuition reduction is available for qualified candidates.
Visit our tuition page to learn more.

Benefits of the Online Mechanical Engineering Program

You may be a working engineering professional, or you may have always had an interest in engineering, math and science but didn't head straight into the field. Whatever your reason, getting a master’s in mechanical engineering online is desirable for a wide variety of students who want to earn a degree on their own time from a reputable school, without having to relocate or leave their job to study.

Case Western Reserve's online master’s in mechanical engineering program provides the following benefits:


Tailor your degree to fit your interests and career goals.

Choose elective courses from diverse areas—a big advantage if you’re passionate about dynamic systems and control, manufacturing and data sciences, fluids and thermal science or biomechanics.


Get greater access to teachers and other students.

Small classes and an online format make it easy for students to connect with professors and peers. The subject-matter experts of our online MS in Mechanical Engineering faculty are accessible to students when needed.


Collaborate with students from all over the world.

Network with new business connections—some of today’s most intelligent engineering minds—and gain the industry know-how you need to create the career that inspires you.

The excitement of mechanical engineering lies in the constant technological developments that make a powerful impact on the field. Learn from committed, experienced professors and gain the most up-to-date skills you need to become a leading manager or researcher in your area of specialty.

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Envision Your Future with a Mechanical Engineering Master’s Degree

You’re in the right field at the right time. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 10% growth—much higher than the national average—in mechanical engineering jobs between 2022 and 2032.1 Not only will there be a rich array of new opportunities, but the career itself is ranked at the very top nationwide.

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Branch Out. Move Up.

With the online mechanical engineering degree from Case Western Reserve, you’ll have the technical expertise and essential soft skills to succeed in many sectors, from aviation to manufacturing and beyond.


Thermal Engineer

Median annual salary: $173,0003

Be the force behind the design, construction, testing and maintenance of mechanical structures and systems that function using processes driven by heat transfer, thermodynamics or similar principles.

Aerospace Engineer

Median annual salary: $159,0004

Use your advanced materials knowledge and computer experience to create designs for airplanes, spacecraft, rockets, helicopters and other related machines.

Mechanical Engineer

Median annual salary: $121,0005

Apply your expertise to building moving objects and things with moving parts, from watches and robots to medical devices, autonomous vehicles and large geothermal systems.

A master’s degree from a highly respected engineering program strengthens your credibility in the job market.

Your CWRU degree makes you a desired hiring choice in the automotive, aerospace and biomanufacturing industries, among many others.

Let our admissions outreach advisors answer your questions and introduce you to the application process.


Message from the Program Director


Sunniva R. Collins, Ph.D., FASM
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Dean of Professional Programs

"Welcome to the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering online degree program. Our department has a rich history of research and teaching in areas such as fluid mechanics, combustion science, biologically inspired robotics, aerospace engineering, experimental and computational solid mechanics, biomechanics, biomanufacturing and engineering for extreme conditions. Our faculty brings this expertise and experience to the teaching of the courses in our online curriculum.

This online master’s program will prepare you with the fundamental tools and expertise necessary to open up a wide variety of possibilities in your current career or as you take your next career step.

We look forward to working with you and welcoming you to our program.”

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