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Oregon State University School of Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering brings together great students and inspiring faculty on a campus equipped to promote innovation and excellence in its research endeavours.
School of MIME has a strong commitment to attracting good engineers who also believe firmly in engineering for good.
If Oregon State is your preferred choice for graduate study, and you believe that you have superior qualifications, then we encourage you to apply. However, you should be aware that admission is very competitive. The most successful applicants last year:
• had GPAs above 3.50 on a 4.00 scale
• had GRE quantitative scores above 90 percent
• had published as authors or co-authors on academic publications
We also welcome applicants with GRE Quantitative scores above 75 percent.
Please Note: If you are seeking a graduate assistantship, and wish to be included in the priority consideration pool, you must complete and submit the University application by December 31. Every year, our deadline for priority consideration is December 31.
All Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering graduate program applicants must meet the University-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements.
Grade Point Average (GPA)
The School of MIME requires a minimum “B” average (3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale) on the last two years of undergraduate work and any work completed thereafter.
Mechanical Engineering Master of Science candidates are expected to have completed formal undergraduate course work in each of the areas listed below. Students who have not taken undergraduate courses in these areas through an accredited U.S. mechanical engineering program may be required to complete undergraduate coursework here at Oregon State in addition to their graduate-level coursework.
We are delighted to have your interest in our school. You must visit the Oregon State University graduate school pages (see link below) to complete your online admission application. Once you have completed the application, you can return to their application site to:
a.) verify that your application materials are complete
b.) upload documents
*** Note: Although the Graduate School application is submitted online electronically -- and all of the documentation (scores, transcripts, etc.) can be uploaded as attachments -- some students may choose to mail their documentation. (You DO NOT have to mail AND upload your documents.)
Accompanying materials can be mailed to:
OSU Graduate School
2900 SW Jefferson Way
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-2121
Acceptance into the graduate program in mechanical or industrial engineering at Oregon State Unviersity School of MIME is a two-step process. The mechanical engineering or industrial engineering graduate faculty from the School of MIME are the first to review your application materials to determine whether your qualifications and goals are a good fit with our program and research facilities. If we decide that you are a good fit, the Oregon State University Office of Graduate Admissions then determines whether your academic credentials meet the university’s general requirements for admission. They will notify you of the admissions decision.
Admission to mechanical engineering and industrial engineering graduate programs is competitive. The School of MIME does not have the capacity to accommodate all applicants who meet the minimum requirements. A key consideration in the admissions decision is whether your stated academic objectives can be satisfactorily fulfilled at Oregon State University.
GRE Score Submission Requirements
The School of MIME requires the general subject GRE test for most, but not all, students. Scores cannot be more than five (5) years old at the time when graduate studies start.
Please Note: The ETS school code for Oregon State University is 4586. You do not need to submit program codes.
The GRE test is required as follows:
Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, and Materials Science Applicants:
Industrial Engineering Applicants:
Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering with Engineering Management Option Applicants:
• We do not accept paper letters of recommendation.
• As part of your application, you must provide the names and email addresses of three individuals who will supply letters of professional reference on your behalf. These individuals will then be contacted directly with instructions for submitting their reference letters electronically.
• In compiling your professional references listing, consider former professors or employers most familiar with your technical abilities. We particularly value letters that assess an applicant's preparation and ability to complete a research project. If you have a master's degree, please include your major professor as a reference.
For Fall term admissions, admissions decisions are usually finalized in late February through early March.