Whether you are completing a degree or you’ve spent some time working in the field, you have reached a decision to propel your career and advance your engineering knowledge.
Embry-Riddle's graduate and post-graduate programs in Mechanical Engineering focus on advanced study of mechanical systems. Students emerge ready to solve some of today's most critical problems in energy, transportation, automation, and bio-mechanical systems.
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program provides students with advanced study in engineering with a specialization in Mechanical Systems. Students are prepared to design and implement mechanical systems to fulfill the needs of a wide range of industries in the aerospace, aviation, automotive, energy, and biomedical arenas.
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
The Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering is a terminal degree program designed to demonstrate a student's mastery in the field and ability to perform original research. The degree program is research-oriented and will prepare graduates for careers in research and development in the corporate, government, or academic arenas. Students will be expected to conduct guided independent research culminating in a dissertation that contributes to the body of knowledge in the discipline. Successful students will be self-motivated, have a high level of academic knowledge, and be excellent critical thinkers.
For the master’s degree, you will elect a thesis or non-thesis degree option, in addition to core courses that address both theory and practical implementation of electro-mechanical systems.
In the Ph.D. program, you will conduct guided independent research that will culminate with a dissertation that will add to the knowledge within the field.
Research activities are under the direction of experienced, dedicated ERAU faculty and fellow students in state-of-the-art labs. You will have many professional networking experiences and graduate students may pursue an internship relevant to their area of focus.
Professional organizations are represented on campus, such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Participation will provide even greater opportunity to mentor undergraduate students and to identify those well suited to your research activities.
Because of its breadth, Mechanical Engineering graduates work in a number of different roles. And with an advanced degree, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of designing and implementing electro-mechanical systems to fulfill industry needs, including aviation/aerospace, automotive, energy, manufacturing, and countless others.
Mechanical Engineering graduates are in-demand candidates for careers in the following professions and with the following industry leaders:
My advice: No matter how big, small, easy, or lengthy an internship application or process may be, take advantage of every opportunity available to you, whether it’s a Fortune 500 business or a 40-person small firm. You’ll be happy you did when you get the call.
After graduating from ERAU’s B.S. in Aerospace Engineering program, Algeria Morse went on to complete an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering. While she was a student, Morse interned as a Space Station Systems Engineer Intern with The Boeing Company at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
She also worked for Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation and FlightSafety International while she was a student.
Upon graduation, Morse accepted a position with Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems before moving on to become a Launch Vehicle Engineer with United Launch Alliance. And still, after all these accomplishments, Morse hopes to one day become an astronaut.