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Northwestern University

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Evanston, IL

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Overview

Northwestern University / Department of Mechanical Engineering is located in Evanston, IL.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 31
Doctoral Degrees 20

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

618
Applied
88
Accepted
30
Enrolled
14%

Applying

95
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 31st December 31st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 577
TOEFL IBT score: 90
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

158
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
93%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.53%
Black or African American 2.53%
White or Caucasian 22%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.27%
Asian 7.59%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 0.63%
Unknown 3.8%

Gender

Male (77%)
Female (22%)

Faculty

24
Total faculty
Full-time - 24
Part-time - 0
Male (19)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: MEMS/nanotechnology, robotics, virtual design and manufacturing, tribology, microfluidics, computational solid and fluid mechanics, composite materials, nondestructive materials characterization and structural reliability, neuromechanics, biomimetics, energy, sustainability, multiscale simulation
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
7,868,356

Location & Contact

Address 2145 Sheridan Road
B-224
Evanston, IL  60208
United States
Contact Dr. Kevin Lynch
Chair
Email: kmlynch@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-467-5451
Fax: 847-491-3915