Early Admission may be available for MIT seniors in Mechanical Engineering.
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- Computation for Design and Optimization (CDO)
- Computational Science and Engineering (CSE)
- Joint Program in Oceanography/Applied Ocean Science and Engineering (WHOI)
- Leaders for Global Operations (LGO)
- Program in Polymers and Soft Matter (PPSM)
- Technology and Policy Program (TPP)
- Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Statistics (IDPS)
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
- General test not required for the 2022-2023 application cycle
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
- Minimum score required: 7
- Electronic scores send to: MIT Graduate Admissions
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
- Minimum score required: 100 (iBT) 600 (PBT)
- Institute code: 3514
- Department code not required
The IELTS exam is preferred over the TOEFL.
Waivers are not offered.
- Applied Mechanics
- Automotive & Aircraft Engines
- Biomechanics (LGO)
- Biomechanics & Neural Control of Movement
- Biomedical Engineering
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Computational Mechanics
- Computer-Aided Design/Manufacturing
- Energy and Environmental Sustainability (LGO)
- Energy and Power
- Environmental Engineering
- Finite Elements
- Fluid Mechanics
- Heat and Mass Transfer
- Human-Machine Systems
- Hydrodynamics of Vehicles (WHOI)
- Internal and External Combustion Engines
- Management of Technology
- Manufacturing (LGO)
- Mechanical Behavior of Materials
- Mechanics of Materials
- MEMS and Nanotechnology
- Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems
- Ocean Systems Management (LGO)
- Optical Engineering
- Optical Measurement
- Precision Engineering
- Robots, Manipulators and Teleoperators
- Systems Design and Management
- Technology and Policy
- Telepresence (WHOI)
- Underwater Robotics (WHOI)
Available financial support varies significantly by program. Depending on the degree program, some students may be expected to provide their own financial resources.
For research programs, including the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy, the Department of Mechanical Engineering offers three types of financial assistance to graduate students: research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and fellowships.
The majority of research students in the MechE department are supported by research assistantships (RA). A full-time RA appointment provides a full tuition scholarship (i.e. covers tuition) plus a stipend. The Department of Mechanical Engineering also offers a limited number of Teaching Assistantships (TA), which also provides full tuition and a monthly stipend. Additionally, a number of students in the department are supported by fellowships from external agencies. The selection of fellowship candidates is merit-based, and typically reserved for students admitted directly into the PhD program. Please see the MechE website for more details.
For the Masters of Engineering in Manufacturing program, students must provide funding through their personal resources or by applying independently for outside scholarships and Fellowships. Direct MIT Fellowship support is extremely limited. Teaching (TA-ships) or Research (RA-ships) funding cannot be used to support this degree. The MEng is an intense professional degree program that requires full-time effort during all 12 months, and therefore MEng students are not eligible or able to undertake Teaching or Research Assistantships. Please see the MechE MEng website for more details.
- Online application
- Statement of objectives
- Three letters of recommendation
- English proficiency exam scores
Supplemental questions are also required for MEng and LGO applicants.
- GRE scores (not required for 2022-2023 admissions cycle)