Admission Requirements: Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

Admission Requirements: Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
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Admission into the University of Cincinnati’s Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering Studies online program is selective and based on meeting the requirements outlined below.

Applications for the online program are reviewed in a holistic manner that carefully considers all items in your application portfolio. Our Admissions Office is happy to work with you to answer any question you may have and help determine your eligibility. Contact an Enrollment Services Advisor or email [email protected].

  • A bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field from a regionally and ABET accredited college/university.
  • Overall minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (recommended)
  • GRE – Did not graduate with a four-year bachelor’s degree from an ABET-accredited undergraduate engineering or engineering technology program from an institution located in the United States or did not achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Required of all international students.
Admission Requirements
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • International students – English Proficiency Test: TOEFL (minimum 92) or IELTS (minimum 6.5)


All applicants will complete the online application for their requested program by the posted application deadline corresponding with the semester you wish to begin. Applicants must ensure that all required materials are successfully uploaded, and the application submitted. Incomplete applications will not be processed or reviewed.

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Application Fees

  • $65 domestic – currently waived
  • $70 international – currently waived


Professional Resume:

A resume relevant to academic and professional data. It should include the applicant’s name; phone; email; colleges attended with degrees, dates conferred, and grade point average; employment history; professional experience; present employer; and names of references.

Curriculum Vitae:

A detailed look at the applicant’s career path, including achievements, publications, and awards. Including comprehensive information about candidate’s research background, presentations, publications, committee memberships and other experience of an academic, clinical, or scientific nature.

Letter of Recommendation

One letter of recommendation is required.

  • Recommendations should come from individuals who can attest to your academic and professional skills. References from current and former employers are always desirable. Additionally, recommendations from contacts within academia or professional organizations you’re involved in are also desirable.
  • The writing letter should explain who they are, their relationship to the applicant, and what they know of the applicant’s academic and professional abilities.
  • Letters of recommendation from family, friends or current students are not accepted.
  • Recommendations are submitted by the recommender themselves; they cannot be completed or submitted by the applicant or another party on behalf of the reference.

International Applicant Requirements

International students are required to provide specific information about their transcripts and requirements for applicants whose native language is not English.

  • Transcripts must have an evaluation completed from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
  • GRE scores are required.
    English Proficiency Test: TOEFL (minimum 92) or IELTS (minimum 6.5).

Unofficial Transcripts

All applicants are required to upload unofficial transcripts during the application process, showing all undergraduate and graduate course work completed, including degrees granted and dates of conferral.

Official transcripts are not required until the student has received and accepted an offer of admission from the university. Once the offer has been confirmed, the student must submit official transcripts.

Statement of Purpose

Tell us how you think the MEng program at UC will further your career goals

GRE Scores

Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are not required, unless the applicant:

  • Did not graduate with a four-year bachelor’s degree from an ABET-accredited undergraduate engineering or engineering technology program from an institution located in the United States OR
  • Did not achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Minimum GPA

Bachelor’s degree from an ABET accredited institution with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. All official transcripts must be from a regionally accredited or equivalent college or university.

Transfer Credits

You may transfer up to one third of the credits of the program, about 9 credits credit hours of graduate courses from a regionally accredited college or university. These credits must have been earned within the last five years prior to admission and be approved by the program faculty.

Transferring from one graduate program to join another at UC, all UC graduate credits taken as part of the incomplete program or under a certificate are eligible to use to fulfill requirements in the new program, based on faculty evaluation of the equivalence to courses in the new curriculum and program approval.

Applicants must satisfy the following requirements for admission to the MEng online programs. Admission to this program is based on a combination of factors. For questions about applying or application materials please contact:

University of Cincinnati – CEAS Grad Office
University of Cincinnati – CEAS Grad Office
665 Baldwin Hall
P.O. Box 210077
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0077
Phone: (513) 556-3647
FAX: (513) 556-3930
2901 Woodside Drive
665 Baldwin Hall
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0077