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Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering Online

Complete Coursework: 18 months

Credit Hours: 30

Tuition: $22,830 in-state $23,280 out-of-state*

Program Overview

The curriculum for the Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering online is designed to expand your technical and professional skills. The program is an industry-focused, practice-oriented degree that will deepen your engineering skills in design and manufacturing while developing professional skills essential to a thriving business organization. Engineers who complete this degree are prepared to solve complex problems and manage tasks and projects successfully.

For registered engineers, this program is an academically based way to meet the continuing education requirements to maintain licensure.

In this top-ranked program, you'll gain:

  • A pragmatic, practical, non-research degree with no thesis required
  • The same rigorous engineering coursework as a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, with additional non-technology business courses, enabling you to make a more significant contribution to your business team and/or move into a leadership position.
  • Instruction from faculty with direct industry experience


The coursework for the Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering online is accelerated and based on 7-week terms to provide flexibility to students by compressing the average time to completion. This program includes core courses and a capstone experience to comprise a total of 30 credit hours.

To see the full list of Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering online courses, view courses


Students who wish to apply for the Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering online must meet the requirements. Admission to this program is selective and based on a combination of factors, including a bachelor's degree from an ABET-accredited institution with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, two letters of recommendation and a Statement of Purpose outlining how the MEng program at UC will further your career goals.

To learn more about our Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering online admissions requirements, view admissions


Tuition for the Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering online program is affordably priced. There is also a one-time, non-refundable application fee of $75 for United States applicants and $80 for international applicants. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify.

To learn more about Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering online tuition, View tuition


For the convenience of our Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering online students, there are multiple start dates each year on the academic calendar. Students should consider application deadline dates, turn in all of their documents, register and pay for tuition for their desired program start date.

To see our full calendar of upcoming Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering online start dates, view calendar



The Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering online requires the student to successfully complete a minimum of 27 semester credit hours of specific coursework and one capstone course (3 semester credit hours), for a total of 30 semester credit hours.

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Basic production planning and control techniques including forecasting, aggregate planning, master production scheduling, material requirement planning, inventory control, and operation scheduling.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the non-technical factors that enable engineers and other technical professionals to maximize their contribution to organizational effectiveness. The course covers communication processes and impediments to effective communication including written communication, presentations, and meeting facilitation. Models of motivation as regards technical professionals are presented and their application to the work setting are examined. Leadership models and the interaction of leaders and followers are also presented. Culture and global work groups are examined and concepts of career resilience and balance are presented.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designing for manufacturability, specifically functionality, usability, assembly, quality, reliability, inspectability, maintainability, and safety. Course focuses on the consumer product design process, its evolution, customer need and market demand assessments, manufacturing planning.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes leadership applications which are immediately useful in the technical workplace. While the course is founded on empirical and academic research, it deals with ambiguity inherent in human management. Students should be prepared to consider multiple facets regarding people issues which contribute to or detract from outstanding project performance. Students will learn how to develop positive team environments to effectively lead engineering project teams. Using research-based applications of psychology concepts relevant to project team leadership, students will develop the ability to establish and sustain positive project team environments. We will explore leadership evolution, moving to exploring you as an individual and you as a leader. We will utilize self-assessments in this course to round out your understanding of you as a person and as a leader to better inform your personal strategic leadership.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Course introduces and analyzes intelligent systems used in flexible manufacturing systems. The coursework includes expert systems, fuzzy logic, neural networks and applications with intelligent systems in manufacturing and material handling.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examines the processes and the techniques used to ensure quality of an item, a system, a process, or an engineering endeavor. The topics of total quality management, statistical process control, and quality systems are explored. Also, the historical development and current trends in quality are examined.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An introduction and overview into the subject of occupational safety and health. The identification of hazards and the effective control of hazards through engineering is examined. The establishment of OSHA and Workers Compensation is studied along with the historical development of occupational safety and health. The course also explores the topics of safety management and emergency planning.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The course introduces students to the principles of Lean Manufacturing and presents techniques and tools for achieving these lean principles. Topics also include the 7 wastes and their reduction, visual control, Just-in-Time, developing defect free process, human involvement, lean planning, and lean culture. The course identifies current industrial practices and examines various case studies of lean implementation.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Discusses what supply chains are, why they are important, and the types of challenges implicit in managing supply chains. The use of decision-support system in supply chain management is also discussed.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Individual projects under supervision of faculty in partial fulfillment of the Master of Engineering degree. Students will conduct a project under the direction of a program faculty, provide a formal report on the project, and present the project to faculty and peers.



Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering Online Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following requirements for admission to the MEng online programs. Admission for this program is selective and based on a combination of factors.

  1. Standard graduate application*
  2. Application fee ($75 domestic/$80 international)
  3. Bachelor's degree from an ABET-accredited institution with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. All official transcripts must be from a regionally accredited or equivalent college or university.
  4. Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are not required, unless the applicant:
    • Did not graduate with a four-year bachelor's degree from an ABET-accredited undergraduate engineering or engineering technology program from an institution located in the United States OR
    • Did not achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    The University of Cincinnati's school code for the GRE is 1833.
  5. Two letters of recommendation
  6. Current resume or CV
  7. Statement of purpose. Tell us how you think the MEng program at UC will further your career goals.

For questions about applying or application materials please contact:

US Postal address:
University of Cincinnati
CEAS Grad Office
665 Baldwin Hall
P.O. Box 210077
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0077
Phone: (513) 556-3647
FAX: (513) 556-3930

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University of Cincinnati
CEAS Grad Office
2901 Woodside Drive
665 Baldwin Hall
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0077

All students not graduating from an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited undergraduate engineering program located in the U.S. are required to take the GRE® General Test.

International Applicant Requirements

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required from all international applicants and must be submitted electronically to UC. A photocopy of your scores should be sent with your application materials. This is required of all applicants whose native language is not English, including those with F-1 student visas and Green Cards. The minimum TOEFL score accepted, Internet based, is 92. The university code for TOEFL is 1833; a department code is not required.

  • The TOEFL requirement may be waived for applicants with degrees (bachelor's or master's) earned in English from accredited universities and colleges in the UK, Canada, England, Australia and New Zealand.

If you have a non-English transcript, it must be translated by an official translating agency. Please contact Educational Credential Evaluators, World Education Services or Global Credential Evaluators to get an official translation of your transcripts.



The University of Cincinnati supports the efforts of students pursuing higher education, and will work with students to meet their funding requirements.

The following is the tuition breakdown for students enrolled in the Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering online program:

Costs for Engineering Students
Program In-State Per Credit Hour In-State Per Program Out-of-State Per Credit Hour Out-of-State Per Program
Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering $761* $22,830 $776* $23,280

Partner Scholarship Pricing**

The University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering & Applied Science works with companies to provide a scholarship to employees. To find out if your company is a partner and if you qualify for the scholarship, call our Enrollment Services team today.
Partner Scholarship for Engineering Students
ProgramIn-State Per Credit HourIn-State Per ProgramOut-of-State Per Credit HourOut-of-State Per Program
Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering$710*$21,300$725*$21,750

Application Fee

Master in Engineering degrees require a one-time, non-refundable application fee of $75 for U.S. residents and $80 for international applicants.

Financial Aid

Nearly all students are eligible for some form of financial assistance. In fact, over 90 percent of the students who applied for financial aid in recent years received an award offer. Every effort is made to assist you and your family with obtaining the resources necessary to meet the difference between the total cost of attending the University of Cincinnati and your ability to contribute toward your education. Students must enroll for a minimum of 5 credit hours per semester to be eligible for financial aid. Certificate programs do not qualify for financial aid.

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. The University of Cincinnati Federal School Code is 003125.
  2. Complete the admission process for your Lindner College of Business program. Use the Apply Now link above.
  3. Once you receive your student aid report, and if you have been offered admission, you can review your status online using the Check My Aid link. Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you have further questions.

    University of Cincinnati
    Financial Aid Office
    P.O. Box 210125
    Cincinnati, OH 45221-0125
    Phone: 513-556-1000
    Fax: 513-556-9171
    Email: or

Veterans Educational Benefits

Veterans of the U.S. military who have a degree in engineering are encouraged to apply, as accrued education benefits are generally applicable to the Master of Engineering degree. For more information, please visit the Veterans Programs and Services portion of our website.



Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering Online

At the University of Cincinnati, we offer multiple start dates to accommodate your schedule. Our calendar includes other important dates to make it easier for you to get started on your program.

Program Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument Receipt DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition Payment Deadline
January 8, 2018November 27, 2017December 11, 2017January 1, 2018January 3, 2018
February 26, 2018January 15, 2018January 29, 2018February 19, 2018February 21, 2018
May 7, 2018March 26, 2018April 9, 2018April 30, 2018May 2, 2018
June 20, 2018May 7, 2018May 21, 2018June 11, 2018June 15, 2018
August 27, 2018July 16, 2018July 30, 2018August 20, 2018August 22, 2018
October 17, 2018September 3, 2018September 17, 2018October 8, 2018October 12, 2018
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"The MEng program really prepared me for this opportunity. I think what stuck out most to companies was the leadership courses and experience I received from UC. That was highlighted many times in my interview process, along with the technical skills learned, as well.

I would (and will) recommend this program to others looking to develop their leadership skills, along with enhancing their technical skills in a particular area of engineering."

— Michael Fuehner, MEng in Mechanical Engineering '13

"I was able to degree to a program at work which is meant to advance one's technical knowledge and breadth. The degree and internal program helped to boost my internal resume...and land me a new role [as] lead engineer."

— Sam Hall, MEng in Mechanical Engineering '11

*Per-credit-hour tuition includes a $51 program fee.

**Scholarship of $51 per credit hour. Tuition table above reflects the discounted prices. A student is not allowed to use the Partner Scholarship with another UC scholarship. Call an Enrollment Specialist today to see if your company is a Partner.