The graduate program in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics is an in-depth, hands-on approach to graduate study, centering on the research areas of biophysics, mechanics of materials, fluid mechanics, design, manufacturing, robotics, thermal sciences, and energy conversion.
Available to students who wish to purse a master’s degree in the Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) graduate group are four degree programs. Graduate programs at Penn are organized around Graduate Groups rather than traditional departmental divisions. The MEAM Graduate Group is a vibrant, multi-disciplinary group and consists of faculty from several departments in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Perelman School of Medicine, and the Wharton Business School. This structure provides an ideal environment for interdisciplinary research and an education tailored to meet the complex technological challenges of this millennium.
The research activities in MEAM allow the theses of our students to be co-advised by faculty drawn from diverse disciplines. After graduation, many of our students have assumed leadership roles in industry and academia.