Designed for working professional engineers in the Greater Seattle Area—one of the nation’s fastest growing technology and engineering hubs—Seattle University’s Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) provides you with a cutting-edge, flexible and practical learning program to further your professional career.
Through a diverse curriculum of 30 mechanical engineering course credits and 15 course credits from the Albers School of Business and Economics, our MSME program will fully prepare you with the advanced knowledge base you need to set yourself apart as you advance in your career. The goal of the MSME program is to support you to meet the needs of our region’s most successful companies. We developed the program in close collaboration with our Advisory Board of industry professionals from Amazon, Boeing, Kenworth, K2 Sports, Microsoft, FSi Consulting Engineers, Seattle City Light and Uptake Technologies to identify the skill sets they require in their leadership positions. That’s why our MSME curriculum offers a range of advanced mechanical engineering courses combined with a strong background in business and communication through courses taught by our world-renowned Albers School of Business & Economics.
Join us to further your skills through our dynamic and applied program and take that next important step in becoming a future leader in your industry.
My own experience at Seattle U provided a foundation from which I've been able to wear many hats and pursue a broad range of roles and experiences in my career. The most valuable aspect was the one-on-one time with world-class professors, who through knowing me well were able to help guide and shape my path. I'd highly recommend the program to fellow engineers looking to broaden their skills.Alex Byrne Senior Innovation Manager at Uptake Technologies, Inc.
Our MSME program features small class sizes in a flexible and focused 45-credit degree program comprising a broad curriculum of 15 courses. Designed for the working professional, evening classes allow you to study while maintaining your career at the same time. Students select the pace at which they complete the program–with eight-quarter students completing the program in two to three years and four-quarter students finishing as quickly as sixteen months. Our courses do not require prerequisites, meaning that you have the flexibility to enroll in any quarter and choose your plan of study to suit your own schedule.
The admissions requirements for the MSME program can be found in the graduate catalog.
As stated in the admissions requirements listed in the catalog, to be considered for admission to the MSME program applicants must have a four-year or equivalent bachelor’s degree, in mechanical engineering or related discipline, earned at an accredited institution.
Applicants with other Bachelor of Science degrees may be granted provisional admission to the program, contingent upon successful completion of stated undergraduate mechanical engineering courses as determined by the mechanical engineering department.
For applicants without a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, the minimum undergraduate coursework is required prior to starting the MSME program:
These courses can be taken at Seattle University (see the undergraduate catalog) or equivalent courses from another 4-year university or community college may also be taken.
For more information on admission requirements, visit our Admissions page.
Dr. Han received both her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California, as well as a Master of Business Administration from California State University Dominguez Hills. She has received several awards and publications as a result of her work in the field of Mechanical Engineering. As a member of the Seattle University ME faculty, she has taught several courses from Senior Design Projects to Dynamic Systems.
Dr. Hamel is a dedicated educator and researcher with a varied background in multiple engineering disciplines. Dr. Hamel is keenly interested in the engineering design process and his current research efforts are focused on multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO) and the integration of design optimization and manufacturing. He has taught courses in engineering design, mechanics, engineering computation, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, experimental data analysis and flight stability. Dr. Hamel also serves as a reviewer for various ASME publications and conferences.
Dr. Mason received a BSME from Gonzaga University, an MS in Computer Integrated Manufacturing from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington-Seattle. He developed a robotics laboratory for the Department of Defense in Keyport, WA and was involved in numerous automation projects, including a robotic container welding system and a robotic torpedo fueling system. While at the University of Washington Dr. Mason did post-doctoral research for NASA, designing a multirate flutter suppression system for a commercial jet.