The Mechanical Engineering Department at IUPUI awards Purdue University Engineering degrees. All courses and research required to receive your degree can be performed on the IUPUI campus. Our faculty is currently involved in a large variety of research projects that spans size scales from the molecular level to practically the global. There are projects that include mechatronics, automated manufacturing, virtual manufacturing, biomaterials, dental biomechanics, computer aided design and analysis, aircraft propulsion, new materials, renewable energy, fuel cells, multi-scale modeling, micro-gravity combustion and many others. More information on specific research areas can be found at Research Laboratories . We welcome your interest in our Department and hope to be receiving an application for admission.
The Mechanical Engineering Department offers programs leading to the degree in Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E), Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (M.S.M.E.) and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) . More information about the curriculum of the graduate program can be found at ME Graduate Degrees .
Financial support for most graduate students may be found in the form of research assistantships, teaching assistanceships, and fellowships. Research assistants are hired by faculty members to perform research on sponsored projects. The research typically is used in the student's MS or PhD thesis work. The Department of Mechanical Engineering also offers a limited number of Teaching Assistantships. A TA position provides some financial assistance and can be applied for in the department. A number of students in the department are supported by fellowships. The selection of fellowship candidates is merit-based and most fellowships are for one year. Fellowship students are strongly encouraged to seek a supervisor and a research project as soon as possible. To obtain a fellowship, you should apply early and contact a faculty member in your area of interest. WKeep in mind it is possible to obtain financial assistance from sources outside the university as well. Government fellowships, such as the National Science Foundation Fellowship (NSF), and the National Defense Science and Engineering (NDSEG) are excellent examples of outside fellowships.
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Applications for graduate study are reviewed by the Mechanical Engineering Department. Details of the graduate application process can be found under Applying For Admission on this site.