Cal Poly Master's Degree Programs

Mechanical Engineering

MS Mechanical Engineering


The M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Cal Poly is designed to prepare students to work in research or product design. With a base of knowledge in systems-level foundation, students can select an area of emphasis based on their specific area of technological interest including biomechanics, stress analysis, thermos-fluid sciences, and robotics. Students develop competency in advanced mathematics, formulate system level solutions to problems, and develop effective communication and project management skills. Career opportunities can be found in automotive, computers, electronics, aviation, defense, HVAC, petroleum, food production, space exploration, and wind energy.

Cal Poly engineering students created two prosthetic hands for 10-year-old Julian Reynoso, who lost part of his hands in a car accident

Blended Degree Option

This program offers a blended degree program for some Cal Poly undergraduate majors. Please see our Blended Programs page for more information about degree options, admission processes and deadlines.

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