The online Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME), offered by the UW Department of Mechanical Engineering, is designed for engineering professionals and recent graduates who hold an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related field. The undergraduate background of students should include fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, mechanics of materials, dynamics of mechanical systems, systems analysis, machine design, manufacturing and design.

The only difference between the campus and online programs is that as a student in the online program, you'll be able to take classes anytime, from anywhere. The curriculum and instructors are identical for campus and online courses, so you'll earn the same degree and have access to the same UW faculty as students on campus.

You can complete the new online Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) in a time and place that fits your professional and personal schedule, with full- and part-time options. Courses follow the standard academic calendar, and students are admitted three times a year (in autumn, winter and spring quarters). For more information, see Application Deadlines.