Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering will develop your ability to apply advanced techniques to problem-solving in engineering.  

Core engineering courses coupled with courses in the mechanical engineering concentration provide both specialization and a broad fundamental knowledge of the selected engineering discipline.  Example areas of particular emphasis by the department include alternative energy, traditional and additive manufacturing, robotics, materials engineering, bioengineering, process modeling and optimization, building energy and sustainability, and automotive engineering. Both thesis and non-thesis programs are available.

The College of Engineering at UL Lafayette was ranked among the country's best in the U.S. News & World Report's 2023 edition of "Best Graduate Schools." 

The goal of the UL Lafayette College of Engineering is to position all of its M.S. graduates to be capable of successfully obtaining their respective Professional Engineering License (PE) via first passing the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE). 

Applicants must have either (1) an engineering degree from an ABET/EAC accredited program or (2) an engineering degree from a non-accredited engineering program or (3) a degree from a closely aligned, non-engineering major. Non-engineering degreed applicants from calculus-based majors will be considered; however, in most cases, leveling undergraduate courses will be required to ensure that the student has an acceptable engineering knowledge base. Which leveling courses are required will be determined on a case-by-case basis. 

This program prepares its students for licensure or certification within the state of Louisiana. For more information regarding credentialing requirements, including important information if you plan to move out of state, please visit the licensure programs page

Mechanical Engineering at UL Lafayette