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Program at a Glance

Online Master's
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Credit Hours
Best Engineering University 2023
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Design and build the mechanical systems the world relies on.

As society continues to make rapid advancements, mechanical engineers are becoming more vital than ever. In nearly every industry, mechanical engineers ensure the processes, devices and machines we use work smoothly. As a result, higher-than-average job growth is expected.

Because mechanical engineering has such a broad range of applications, UCF Online has created a master’s in mechanical engineering that features two tracks to suit your career goals. These tracks are Mechanical Systems which focuses on topics such as the mechanics of materials, computational methods and engineering design, and thermofluids which focuses on topics such as fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and turbomachinery.

Designed primarily for students with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering, UCF Online’s program provides both thesis and non-thesis options. To meet the needs of busy professionals, we provide an opportunity to take all courses in a web-based environment. Find out how to get started in our online mechanical engineering courses today to play a bigger role in the future of the field.

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Nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report among the Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs.
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No GRE Required.

Application Deadlines

July 1
December 1

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Course Overview

Intermediate Dynamics

Explore and analyze the dynamics of particles, rigid bodies and distributed mass systems.

Commence in a critical examination of the vector field theory, generalized coordinates, complex variables, contour integration and Laplace and Fourier transforms and inversions, variable coefficient ODEs and solution of PDEs for governing equations of heat transfer, ideal fluid flow and mechanics.

Explore a general postulative approach to classical macroscopic thermodynamics featuring states as fundamental constructs including conditions of equilibrium, stability criteria and thermodynamic potentials, maxwell relations and phase transitions.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Gain the knowledge and skills in the areas of GPS navigation and guidance, mechanical systems or thermodynamics.
  • Understand the latest modeling and mathematical methods used in mechanical and aerospace engineering.
  • Learn how to synthesize theory and application to make an immediate impact in the aerospace, mechanical and electrical engineering industries.

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2019 - 2029

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • Architectural and Engineering Managers
  • Aerospace Engineers
  • Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians