MSE in Mechanical Engineering (Part-time) Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering
As one of the oldest and broadest fields of engineering, the mechanical engineering master’s programs offer you incredible flexibility to pursue your interests, while the part-time nature of the program allows you to do so at your own pace.
About the Program
Instructors are executive-level mechanical engineers who deepen your understanding of the fundamentals and introduce you to modern technologies and theories. Learn to use advanced analysis techniques, translate mechanical engineering problems into a quantitative form, and analyze experiments. You also have the option to take elective courses from other Engineering for Professional programs – giving you the control to gain the precise knowledge you seek.
A focus area must be selected. While required to narrow your study, your focus area will not appear on your degree.
- Biomechanics: Study the human body, modeled as a mechanical system. Apply fundamental mechanical engineering principles to explore the body’s structure and functions.
- Advanced Manufacturing: Study the automation of design and manufacturing systems, including computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided engineering (CAE), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and robotics. Understand the relationships between process machinery, process conditions, and material properties.
- Robotics and Controls: Study an array of aspects of robot motion planning, including both rigid and compliant motion, coordinated motion, error detection and recovery, and motion in an unknown environment. Analyze the kinematics and dynamics of robotic manipulators.
- Solids/Mechanics of Materials: Study the deformation and failure of mechanical structures as well as the different classes of engineering materials. Perform trade-off studies based upon design criteria, including strength, toughness, corrosion resistance, manufacturability, and failure.
- Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Science: Learn to solve practical engineering fluid flow problems. Examine laminar and turbulent flows, plus vorticity and circulation. Understand a variety of experimental methods.
Ranked #6 by U.S. News & World Report, Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals’ online Master’s in Mechanical Engineering prepares you for the diverse and multifunctional opportunities available in the field of mechanical engineering. Choose from a variety of online, hybrid, or in-person courses that address topics ranging from advanced vehicle technologies and modern energy systems to improved robot control and the integration of new technologies into manufacturing.
As a graduate of the Master’s in Mechanical Engineering program, you will:
- Master advanced techniques of analysis and modern tools.
- Translate practical mechanical engineering problems into a quantitative form amenable to an analytical or numerical solution or to experimental investigation.
- Analyze, interpret, and apply the information obtained by experiment, computation, or analysis, or available in the literature.
- Choose a specialization that best fits your area of interest.
- Apply knowledge, facts, and theories immediately in your work outside the classroom.