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Master's in Mechanical Engineering

  1. Jul 31, 2011 #1
    Hello all,

    I am going to finish my under-grad degree in EPhysics in about a little bit over a year so it's time to pick post-graduate plans. I decided to go to grad school for a Masters in engineering, particularly Mechanical.

    I was wondering is this plausible? I know mechanical engineering is very physics based but do departments accept students holding a physics degree?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Aug 1, 2011 #2
    If your gpa is good, I think they will welcome you.
     
  4. Aug 1, 2011 #3
    Mech E programs certainly accept physics students. You may have to take a few undergrad classes though in topics like fluid mechanics and structural mechanics. But that depends on your current background and area of research.
     
  5. Aug 1, 2011 #4
    Is 3.5 "good"?
     
  6. Aug 1, 2011 #5
    Would I have to take these courses now or will they make me take them when I begin the program?
     
  7. Aug 1, 2011 #6
    Yes.
     
  8. Aug 1, 2011 #7
    Many programs will admit you provisionally pending satisfactory completion of some undergrad courses.

    Was you degree in Engineering Physics or Physics?
     
  9. Aug 2, 2011 #8
    My degree will be in Engineering Physics from UIUC. I'll be graduating with an engineering degree
     
  10. Aug 2, 2011 #9
    I think you are in great shape for graduate school in mechanical engineering. Try for fellowships and assistantships.
     
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