Graduate studies in mechanical engineering at Rice University covers a variety of areas, including aeronautics, computational fluid dynamics, computational mechanics, heat transfer and fluid flow, robotics and medical systems, and more. As part of a collaborative atmosphere, our graduate students delve into these areas in the labs and the classrooms.
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Rice Engineering is a collaborative atmosphere and our department provides an environment that values independence, innovation, and scholarship. Our graduate students are members of a highly selective academic community that demands and rewards excellence.
The Master of Mechanical Engineering (MME) degree is a non-thesis program designed for those who wish to contribute to the workforce as practicing professionals, rather than pursuing a research-oriented academic career. A MME degree prepares students with an advanced understanding of both the theories and applications of mechanical engineering in areas of research expertise of the faculty.
Open to current undergraduate students from around the world, the Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual event that brings students together to present research to Rice faculty — potentially paving your way into one of our graduate programs!