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Rice University

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Houston , TX

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Rice University

Overview

Rice University / Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science is located in Houston, TX, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Business Administration/Master of Engineering (MBA/ME)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Mechanical engineering
Master of Science (MS) Materials science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Materials science
Master of Materials Science (MMS) Materials science
Master of Mechanical Engineering (MME) Mechanical engineering
Master of Science (MS) Mechanical engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 3

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
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

270
Applied
34
Accepted
26
Enrolled
13%

Applying

70
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 15th November 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 90
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

65
Total Graduate Students
53%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.85%
Black or African American 3.08%
White or Caucasian 18%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 7.69%

Gender

Male (78%)
Female (21%)

Faculty

24
Total faculty
Full-time - 16
Part-time - 8
Male (22)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Heat transfer, biomedical engineering, fluid dynamics, aero-astronautics, control systems/robotics, materials science
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,170,862

Location & Contact

Address 6100 Main Street
PO Box 1892
Houston, TX  77251-1892
United States
Contact Dr. Enrique V. Barrera
Chair
Email: mems@rice.edu
Phone: 713-348-4906
Fax: 713-348-5423

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