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Mechanical Engineering, MS

Designed for career advancement, Seattle University's Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering combines in-depth technical engineering training and leadership development. Our program provides you with the option to earn a business certificate concurrently, meaning no additional time or cost.

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About this Program

Mechanical Engineering Training to Advance Your Career

Designed to help engineers become leaders in their industry, Seattle University's Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) provides you with a cutting-edge, flexible learning program that is tailored to working professionals.

Our curriculum blends advanced theory with practical application, and provides you with the opportunity to complete an optional business certificate concurrently—meaning there's no additional time or cost commitment. You can explore topics such as management, risk advisory, entrepreneurship and more, all while gaining in-depth training in mechanical engineering. The MSME program at Seattle University helps you cultivate the enhanced knowledge base you need to take the next step in your career. 

Designed with Industry Professionals, for Industry Professionals

Seattle University's MSME program was developed by the Mechanical Engineering Department faculty in collaboration with our Industry Advisory Board, ensuring that the knowledge and skills you gain are highly relevant and applicable to current industry needs. The board provides guidance on many facets of the profession, including industry trends, technology, student learning outcomes, employment opportunities and more.

Beyond informing our curriculum, the Industry Advisory Board serves as a valuable networking resource for Seattle University students, with representatives from Amazon, Rivian, Boeing, Seattle City Light and many other leading employers in the region. 

Graduate Mechanical Engineering Degree at a Glance

Learn how this degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering will contribute to your career goals. Then, explore course requirements and see how impactful a Seattle University degree can be.

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) program is a blend of a purely technical degree and a management-focused degree. The program provides advanced study in mechanical engineering for current industry professionals who want to expand their training and move into a technical management position.

Full-time students can complete the program in as little as four academic quarters, though part-time enrollment is also available. Courses are offered in the evenings to maximize flexibility for working professionals.

  • Demonstrate mastery of the advanced concepts and skills in the mechanical engineering field.
  • Demonstrate professional integrity, effective collaboration skills and an ability to communicate difficult concepts clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. 
  • Develop an awareness of the societal, economic and leadership challenges present in the engineering field, and develop skills to respond to those challenges in a just and ethical manner.
  • Develop a professional perspective focused on lifelong learning that is informed by a global perspective and dedicated to serving the mechanical engineering profession for the betterment of society.

What You’ll Learn

Explore the classes you’ll take as a student here.


Credits to Graduate

With appropriate planning, the MSME can be completed in four quarters.


Mechanical Engineering Employment Rate

SU grads were hired or entered graduate programs within six months of graduating.



Our average of women STEM students nearly doubles the national average of only 23%.

Virtual Information Sessions

Have questions about Seattle University's Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering? Attend a one-hour virtual information session to learn more about graduate programs in the College of Science and Engineering, meet a knowledgeable admissions representative, and get answers to your questions about the program, the application process and more.

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Engineered for Your Success

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Cutting-Edge Labs and Workshops

As a student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, you'll have dedicated spaces with the tools, materials and technologies you need to gain hands-on experience and expertise. Our leading-edge facilities include seven instructional and research labs, a 3D printing lab and the machine shop. Additionally, you'll also have access to Seattle University’s Makerspace, Robotics Lab and Project Center design spaces.

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Enhance Your Skillset With a Graduate Business Certificate

Maximize your earning potential, diversify your skillset and add even more value to your degree with an optional graduate business certificate—with no additional time or cost commitment. All students in the MSME program complete 15 graduate credits from the Albers School of Business and Economics. You can choose a variety of business courses based on your interests, or pursue a certificate program in areas such as management, business analytics, risk advisory and more.


Business Certificate Programs

Choose from one of 10 optional business certificates, or select a variety of courses that align with your interests.

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Industry Connections for a Curriculum with Immediate Results

Seattle University partners with local tech and engineering companies to provide a program that meets employers' needs. Representatives from Amazon, Boeing, Kenworth, Microsoft, Seattle City Light, Rivian and more help our faculty identify the most important skill sets for leadership positions. This is why our MSME curriculum offers business training in addition to advanced engineering training, so you can rest assured that the knowledge and skills you gain at SU are highly applicable to today's job market and tailored to your career growth.

From Our Alumni

Alexandra Der

“I would recommend Seattle University for any person seeking a graduate degree, whether you have a specialty in mind or not. Seattle University will give you a well-rounded experience both in the technical classroom and the business classroom, and an opportunity to develop networks and career resources.”

MSME '20

Mechanical Engineering Faculty

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