Other Programs-Mechanical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Affiliated Graduate Programs: Master and Ph.D. Degrees


Master of Science in Computational Design and Manufacturing

This innovative program is intended for students who have a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering and desire to advance their careers by acquiring problem-solving skills with modern computational engineering tools such as computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided engineering (CAE) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM).

Students will sharpen their skills by learning the theories and applications of computational design and manufacturing methods through a balance of course and project work.

The project work provides students with practical problem-solving experiences through the use of commercial computational tools or the development of their own custom software.

Requirements are: one Engineering Computation course, four additional technical elective courses and three courses worth of a project focused on computational engineering.

Assistance with course selection and project management is provided by the Director of the MS-CDM program.

Master of Integrated Innovation for Products & Services

The Master of Integrated Innovation for Products & Services (MII-PS) degree combines engineering, design and business skills to create products that meet users’ or stakeholders’ value expectation.

The degree is offered by the Integrated Innovation Institute, which is a joint program of the Carnegie Institute Technology (CIT), the College of Fine Arts (CFA) and the Tepper School of Business. The program takes one year (two semesters) to complete and is self-supported.

The MII-PS program focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to developing products.

The MII-PS is designed for students with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, industrial design or related fields with a strong interest in product development.

Visit the Master of Integrated Innovation for Products & Services website for more information.

Master of Energy Science, Technology and Policy

Effective solutions to energy problems will come from engineers and technical managers who understand the interdisciplinary challenges of energy, and who are well informed on the broad issues of energy supply, demand, storage, utilization, policy, sustainability, and the environment.

The Carnegie Mellon Energy Science, Technology and Policy (ESTP) program addresses this need with a professional engineering master’s degree that is based in engineering, aligned with new discoveries in science, attuned to sustainability and the environment, and informed by a broader perspective in economics and public policy.

Depth in the ESTP curriculum is associated with declaring a concentration and taking specialized coursework in one of six engineering disciplines, which include Mechanical Engineering.

Students must apply and be admitted directly to the College of Engineering ESTP program, and applications are submitted through the program's website.

Dual Degree Programs with International Partners

The Mechanical Engineering Department currently has two active dual Ph.D. programs with foreign institutions. 

One program is with the College of Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, and the second program is with the School of Mechanical Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), South Korea. 

Students Interested in these programs will need to:

  1. Apply to both Carnegie Mellon's Mechanical Engineering program and the partner institution program independently.  If the application deadlines do not coincide, students will need to apply in time for the earliest deadline.
  2. Be admitted to both institutions independently.
  3. Be supervised by two research co-advisors, one from Carnegie Mellon and one from the partner institution.
  4. Spend two academic years minimum in residence at Carnegie Mellon and two academic years minimum in residence at the partner institution.
  5. Satisfy all the requirements for Carnegie Mellon's Ph.D. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, including pass all examinations and meeting all course and research requirements (see Ph.D. requirements section for more detail). Students in a dual Ph.D program are responsible for contacting the partner institution to find out the degree requirements at the partner institution.
  6. Upon the successful completion of all the requirements of each program, Ph.D. degrees from both Carnegie Mellon and the partner institution will be awarded.


Ph.D. Partnership with A*STAR

The department currently collaborates with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), on the A*STAR-CMU Partnership Ph.D. Programme (ACMP). 

This collaboration focuses on the areas of high performance computing and manufacturing, two important areas of research for both Carnegie Mellon and A*STAR. 

Memorandums of understanding were signed between the department and the two relevant A*STAR institutes, Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) and Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech).

ACMP is a four-year scholarship comprising approximately two years of Ph.D. studies at Carnegie Mellon, and two years at a relevant A*STAR Research Institute (RI) in Singapore.

Ph.D. research training will be carried out under the joint supervision of a CMU Professor and a senior member of an A*STAR RI.

Successful students will be awarded a Ph.D. degree by CMU.  Specifics of the program are detailed on the A*STAR ACMP webpage.