oregon state school of mechanical, industrial and manufacturing engineeringCredit requirements for each of the mechanical engineering graduate degrees are listed below. In all cases, at least 50 percent of the course credits should represent stand-alone graduate courses (500 level or above). The remaining credits may include the 500 component of 400/500-level courses. Transferring courses for graduate credit. Thesis/capstone credits count towrd grad stand-alone credits.


In the mechanical engineering major, five transcript-visible graduate options: ( 1 ) Advanced Manufacturing ( 2 ) Design, ( 3 ) Materials Mechanics, ( 4 ) Dynamics & Controls, and ( 5 ) Thermal-Fluid Sciences – are available for all graduate degrees. An "interdisciplinary option" also is possible. The "interdisciplinary option" allows a student to choose any 16 credits from graduate courses taken from any, but not necessarily all, of the five primary options. The interdisciplinary option is not transcript visible.

ME students also may pursue the coursework necessary to earn one of two transcript-visible, secondary options: ( i ) Renewable Energy or ( ii ) Engineering Management.  Students are required to first choose an ME primary option (or the ME interdisciplinary option), then they will be allowed to declare a secondary option in Renewable Energy or Engineering Management.

All primary and secondary options are available for all degrees (MEng, MS and PhD) in Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University. Please review the graduate options and coursework tabs below to plan your academic path.