Graduate Education

A Note About COVID-19

In keeping with University recommendations and requirements, ME has moved to a fully online educational environment for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. This is uncharted territory, but we are rising to the challenge and remain committed to maintaining educational excellence. 

The Vice Provost has determined that graduate students can change their grading basis to S/N. This is entirely optional, and can’t be reversed once chosen. Please note that an S will fulfill your degree requirements for ME. Instructions are to follow soon on how to change your grade base.

Current student be sure to check the shared google folder GRADS COVID 19 for additional information and resources.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota is one of the foremost graduate programs in the United States, serving the state and nation as a leading center of education, research, and innovation. Mechanical Engineering is one of twelve departments in the College of Science and Engineering, which includes departments of mathematics, the physical sciences, and engineering. This structure is highly effective at fostering multidisciplinary research and education.

The Department’s graduate program ranked in the top ten in the nation in the most recent National Research Council (NRC) Assessment of Doctoral Research Programs. Our graduates go on to highly sought-after positions in both academia and industry.

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Chris Hogan
Director of Graduate Studies
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John Gardner
Graduate Program Manager
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