Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate degrees offered
- M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
- Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
A specialization is a well-defined area of study that will appear on your transcript with your degree and major. Specializations are optional in most UNL programs.Specializations
- Biomedical Engineering (M.S.)
- Computational Methods (M.S.)
- Dynamics and Vibrations (M.S.)
- Fluid Mechanics (M.S.)
- Manufacturing (M.S.)
- Materials Engineering (M.S)
- Metallurgy (M.S.)
- Solid Mechanics (M.S.)
- Systems, Design, and Controls (M.S.)
- Thermal Sciences (M.S.)
- Biomedical Engineering
- Computational Methods
- Dynamics and Vibrations
- Experimental and Computational Materials
- Fluid Mechanics
- Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
- Mechatronics and Robotics
- Nondestructive Evaluations
- Solid Mechanics
- Systems, Design, and Controls
- Thermal Sciences
Application checklist and deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see transcript upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa: financial resource information
See also: steps to admission.
Required by Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics in GAMES
After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:
- Entrance exam(s):
- Domestic Applicants: None, unless previous program is not ABET accredited then a GRE score is required
- International Applicants: GRE
- Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
- Statement of Purpose including research interests and objectives
- Resume or CV
- Three letters of recommendation
When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.For more detailed information on department requirements visit the Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics department website.
Application Deadlines for Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
|Rolling admissions. Early applications encouraged for financial consideration, contact the department for more information.|
The Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) program provides a comprehensive graduate education at both the M.S. and Ph.D. levels supported by over 30 faculty and 140 graduate students working to solve a broad range of problems. The program boasts expertise in fundamental areas such as solids, fluids, heat transfer, dynamics, vibrations, materials, manufacturing, and design with applications from medical robotics to rehabilitation, magnetic levitation to energy applications, 3D printing to nano-machining, tissue engineering to advanced fibers for composites, materials characterization to nondestructive evaluation, and computational analysis and simulation to computational materials optimization.
The faculty and students in the program work on a range of problems focusing frequently on a mix of experimental understanding and characterization, theoretical modeling and simulation, numerical analysis, and modeling and simulation. These activities are supported through a broad range of experimental facilities including laboratories for computational fluid and solid mechanics and thermodynamics; micro-mechanics, fabrication and combustion; robotics and mechatronics; rapid solidification; thin films; x-ray diffraction and electron microscopy; atomic force microscopy; biomaterial and mechanotranduction; tissue and arterial mechanics; nontraditional manufacturing; dynamics and vibrations; nondestructive evaluation and ultrasonics; organic and nano-electronics; polymer composites and advanced fibers; polymer mechanics and 3D printing; power systems; surface mechanics and tribology; trauma mechanics.
Students entering the program with a B.S. degree can either enter an M.S. program or directly start a Ph.D. program, with the option of obtaining an M.S. on the way to completing their Ph.D. Students in the program at the M.S. level can also select from a broad range of specializations.
Courses and MoreStudents in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics are most likely to take courses in:Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin.
Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.
Faculty and research
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