We continuously update our curriculum to address modern topics in mechanical engineering, and to offer a breadth of courses that makes studying in our program more flexible, whether you intend to earn an M.S. as a continuing student from local industries, or directly obtain a doctorate right from your bachelor. Most of our graduate students are full-time and actively engaged in research projects with one or two faculty mentors who will be dedicated to your success. The size of the program also enables you to have close interactions with the rest of the faculty, and to regularly participate in the life of the program via graduate student seminars and invited speaker presentations. View the Ph.D. requirements (PDF) and M.S. requirements (PDF) for students in mechanical engineering at the University of Vermont.
Since its creation 60 years ago, a vast number of MS and PhD students from across the United States and various countries around the world have graduated from the UVM mechanical engineering graduate program. We actively seek to admit a diverse group of students in mechanical engineering to address the contemporary challenges of our society. To date, our graduates have achieved successful careers in academia as distinguished professors, in industry as engineers and entrepreneurs, and in government positions as program directors for national funding agencies or scientists at national laboratories. View a list of alumni (PDF).
Faculty and Research
The success of our graduate program is build on a distinguished faculty whose research is recognized nationally and internationally through innovation, dissemination of knowledge in high-impact journals, and research awards. Recently, our faculty has won major awards from Department of Defense, Department of Energy, NASA, and the National Science Foundation. Clearly, our focus is to create a research environment that is highly interdisciplinary and collaborative from which our students can thrive. I strongly encourage you to review the Faculty Research for more information about specific research interests in the program.