Study at a top engineering school

The Auburn University College of Engineering graduate program is ranked #77 in the country by U.S. News & World Report 2020. Some of the reasons for this high ranking include:

  • Small classes with individual attention from faculty
  • New courses focusing on sustainability in engineering
  • Strong alumni connections for networking and career building

In particular, the Master of Mechanical Engineering program offers specializations in automotive engineering and pulp and paper engineering.

Our research facilities offer students an opportunity to develop special skills in emerging technologies:

  • Dynamics of Machines Laboratory
  • Vibration and Environmental Testing Laboratory
  • CAD/CAM Laboratory
  • Measurements Laboratory
  • Mechanics of Materials Laboratory
  • Experimental and Computational Mechanics Laboratory
  • Failure Mechanics and Optical Techniques Laboratory
  • Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
  • Sound and Vibration Laboratory
  • Rotor Dynamics Research Laboratory
  • Electronics Cooling Laboratory
  • Machine Simulation and Analysis Laboratory
  • GPS and Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory

Accelerator Admission Details

Direct MAPAdvanced MAPMAP-Track 1MAP-Track 2Academic English
GPA3.53.03.03.03.0
IELTSTM6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0)6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0)6.0 (no sub-score below 5.5)6.0 (no sub-score below 5.5)Below 6.0
Qualifying Undergraduate DegreesA 4-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university.
Math Self-Evaluation required (see additional information below).
A 4-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in Aerospace Engineering or similar (requires departmental approval).
Math Self-Evaluation required (see additional information below).
Same as Direct MAP, Advanced MAP, MAP/ MAP-Track 1, and MAP-Track 2.
Available EntryFall or SpringFall, Spring, or SummerFall, Spring, or SummerFallFall, Spring, or Summer

Applicants for all engineering programs (except Software Engineering) must take the Math Self-Evaluation before admission into the Master’s Accelerator program. This will help make sure that all students are a good fit for Auburn’s challenging engineering curriculum. A copy of the Math Self-Evaluation can be found here. 

Direct MAP and Advanced MAP sub-scoring for English proficiency is not required for admission but is recommended.

Math Background Requirements

ProgramMathematics BackgroundMinimum GradeMinimum GPA
Direct Master’s AcceleratorCalculus 1, 2, 3; Linear Algebra; Differential Equations; Exposure to Partial Differential EquationsB or better3.0
Advanced Master’s AcceleratorCalculus 1, 2, 3; Linear Algebra; Differential Equations; Exposure to
Partial Differential Equations
C or better3.0
Master’s Accelerator-Track 1Calculus 1, 2, 3; Linear Algebra; Differential EquationsC or better3.0
Master’s Accelerator-Track 2Calculus 1, 2, 3; Linear Algebra; Differential EquationsC or better3.0

Sample Coursework

  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Basics of Sensor Applications
  • Friction, Wear, and Lubrication
  • Kinematics and Dynamics of Robots

Progression details

Direct MAPAdvanced MAPMAP-Track 1MAP-Track 2Academic English
Credits earned towards degree96990
Progression requirementsNot applicable3.0 GPA with no grade lower than a B3.0 GPA with no grade lower than a B3.0 GPA with no grade lower than a BSuccessful completion of all Pre-Sessional English program course content and approval from Master’s Accelerator team.

Total credit hours required for degree: 30

Tuition costs

All prices are listed in U.S. dollars.

Direct MAP
1 semester
Advanced MAP
1 semester
MAP-Track 1
2 semesters
MAP-Track 2
2 semesters
Academic English
length can vary
Tuition cost1$15,710$17,300$27,000$27,000$3,800—$7,300

Note: Costs above are estimates per semester based on current tuition and fees and anticipated increases. Actual costs may vary and are subject to annual changes.

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Program Tuition: $3,800—$7,300 USD

The amount that students pay in tuition and required fees represents a sizable and important investment in their future. However, student payments alone do not cover the full cost of providing any of Auburn’s educational programs. Even after state appropriations are included, some programs require funding through additional fees in order to provide the high-quality learning environment that students expect. Like the basic tuition and fees, these additional amounts help to cover not only the direct costs of providing instruction and advising in these programs, but also indirect costs associated with Auburn’s role as a comprehensive center of higher education for the state. Tuition quoted for the Master’s Accelerator Program does not include college-specific fees associated with declaring a major within a college. These college-specific fees are charged per semester once a student gains admission into that college.

Ready to engineer your exciting future?

The Master of Mechanical Engineering program at Auburn University gives you all the tools to succeed. Give yourself a smart start to your career – apply now as part of the Master’s Accelerator program.