Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University

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Located in Cleveland, Ohio, the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program at Case Western Reserve University provides a learning environment that explores the convergence of physical science and data science from a multidisciplinary approach to give students a fuller perspective on how to tackle the world’s most complex challenges. Learn from respected research professors and gain up-to-date skills to become a leading manager or researcher. Students can choose from four specialized tracks:

- Biomechanics
- Dynamics, Control, and Manufacturing
- Fluids and Thermal Sciences
- Solid Mechanics

It is a 30-credit STEM-designated program that includes six months in India and 1.5 years on campus in Ohio, US.

#1 Private University in Ohio
Four semesters and 30 credits degree
The ME program has a STEM designation which will enable international students to avail of a 3-year post-study work visa (Optional Practical Training).
Select one of four specialized tracks.
Cost reduction by almost INR 17 lakhs on tuition fees with the Leap Advantage-CWRU pathway program.
The tuition rates are subject to change
With Leap Advantage (1 Semester online, 3 on campus)
Regular US Course (4 Semesters on campus)
Tuition Fees
Tuition Fees $44,904
Tuition Fees $65,460
Career opportunities

CWRU's mechanical engineering program produces well-rounded and creative graduates who solve today's problems and invent the future. Mechanical engineering is a broad field across many industries, allowing graduates to work wherever design and manufacturing intersect. Students will learn from field-leading faculty and participate in activities and research, from biologically inspired robotics to experimental and computational solid mechanics. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects mechanical engineering jobs will grow by 10% in the next 10 years. Graduates can work as:

Mechanical Design Engineer

Mechanical Facilities Engineer

Facilities Engineer

Product Development Engineer

Mechanical Process Engineer

Engineering Project Manager

India Edition | Semester 1 | Online

Admission process starts in India.

1st semester, study online in India.

Academic mentoring, pedagogy, and coursework by CWRU faculty and staff.

Non-academic support provided by Leap, including visa counseling, mentorship, and soft skills training.

Students can continue working part-time in India, earning their first semester course credits online.

Start networking and accessing the University Career Center during the online semester by attending virtual workshops designed for international students.

US Edition | Semester 2, 3, 4 | On Campus

Students transfer out to the US and spend second, third, and fourth semesters on campus in Cleveland, Ohio.

Students will have the opportunity to apply for on-campus jobs, fellowships and research assistantships, just like other full-time students.

Students will graduate with a degree from the US university and be eligible to apply for a 3-year post-study work visa called Optional Practical Training (OPT), similar to a full-time international student.

Become job-ready by attending in-person resume reviews, mock interviews, and career fairs. Students who use the University Career Center are 67% more likely to obtain full-time jobs after graduation than their peers.

Eligibility for MS-ME Pathway Program

An undergraduate 4-year degree. For those with an undergraduate degree in a non-engineering discipline, applicants must demonstrate a strong proficiency in calculus, math and other sciences.

An undergraduate 4-year degree from a regionally accredited academic institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.

English Proficiency test is waived off for students applying through Leap.

GRE/GMAT scores are waived off for students applying through Leap.

Some prerequisite courses may be required.

Application Documentation

2 Recommendation Letters from professional or academic sources

Official Transcripts (Digital copy)

Resume (Max - 2 Pages)

Statement of Purpose:
1) Why are you choosing our program?
2) What do you hope to achieve with the knowledge and skills learned?
3) What value you and your background would bring to the program?

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I valued working with professors on interesting projects for my final project requirement. Being given the opportunity to build them from scratch and have them serve useful purposes made the work fulfilling while also emulating real-world software development.
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One of the best things about CWRU is they accept you holistically. CWRU wants you to find what you want to do in life, without the added pressure.
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Going to CWRU gives you exposure to so many opportunities. The career centre mentored me through the interview process, and I already have a job at EY after graduation.
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What is the Leap Advantage - CWRU Pathway program?

We have partnered with Case Western Reserve University’s Case School of Engineering for their MS in Mechanical Engineering program. It provides students with hands-on learning experience that will help them excel in one of the fastest-growing fields in the US.

What are the eligibility requirements for this program?

The minimum eligibility requirement is a 4-year undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. Please read more in the eligibility section for more information.

What are the English proficiency and other requirements for this program?

The English proficiency requirement is waived for students applying through Leap. Applicants must prove that English was the teaching medium during their previous education. The GRE requirement is also waived for Leap Advantage students.

What is the deadline for the CWRU MS in Mechanical Engineering program?

Open registration for Fall 2024 will begin in April 2024. Classes for Fall 2024 begin online August 26th. Book your free counselling session today to learn more about this exciting program at one of the best schools in the US.

Are there any scholarships or assistantships available for the program?

All students can apply for graduate assistantships and scholarships. These options are limited and competitive for the ME program. Students must be admitted to apply, and most opportunities require an additional application. 

Does CWRU accept a 15-year education from India?

For this program, applicants require 16 years of education.

Can Students work during their studies in the US?

Yes, international students on an F-1 visa can work up to 20 hours per week on-campus during the academic semesters. On-campus jobs are competitive, not guaranteed, and typically are not professional-level positions. After receiving admission, students can view campus job openings on the online job board to apply.

What are STEM and OPT?

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Students studying in a STEM-designated program can apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT), allowing them to work for 12 months in the US after completing the degree program. The STEM designation of the CWRU Mechanical Engineering program makes students eligible for an additional 24-month OPT extension. With up to 36 months more time to work and network in the US, international students can build valuable professional skills and contacts to help them with their career endeavors.

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