Why A Graduate Degree?
Who is going to solve the world's great technical challenges? Who will have the knowledge, desire, and ability to address the critical technical issues associated with energy, national security, economic growth, health care, and the environment?
Mechanical engineers with advanced knowledge and experience have the ability to innovate in these areas and will change the world. Here are a few of the reasons to consider a graduate degree in mechanical engineering.
MAKE AN IMPACT
Graduate school offers increased breadth and depth of knowledge in critical areas, opportunities for research that extend the boundaries of knowledge, and improved technical communication, team work, and leadership skills.
Starting salaries for MS and PhD graduates can be nearly twenty and fifty percent higher than BS starting salaries, respectively.
Graduate degrees open doors in areas such as consulting, research, management, high-tech entrepreneurship, and higher education.
Higher pay, more job flexibility, and more interesting work are a few of the career advantages.
Graduate work increases your opportunities for technical leadership and management.
SHOULD I PURSUE A PH.D., M.S., OR BOTH?
Everyone's career goals are different and you need to evaluate what is best for you. While both the MS and PhD degrees offer advantages, these are amplified in the PhD.
The education and credentials of a PhD are particularly valuable in opening doors for careers in consulting, research, higher education, and high-tech entrepreneurship.
WHAT ABOUT THE JOINT MS/MBA PROGRAM?
The ME and MBA programs offer a joint program leading to MS and MBA degrees.
The program addresses needs for engineers and managers who require world-class technical and managerial skills.
WHY A GRADUATE DEGREE AT BYU?
Faculty and students collaborate in research groups creating a community of scholars pursuing excellence in research and academics. Professors are dedicated to their students' education and developing careers. Class sizes average 11 students.
Opportunities to perform innovative research are a priority. Students are expected to produce high quality work for peer review.
The majority of full-time graduate students receive financial support during their studies. Most support is in the form of research and teaching assistantships. An average of $4 million in research funding is awarded annually. Tuition scholarships and fellowships are also available.
BYU ME GRADUATE STUDIES
There are over 100 graduate students in the program. Students graduating in 2013 totaled 41.
100% of PhD students and 73% of MS students graduating in the last two years submitted a peer-review publication by the time of their defense.
BYU offers diverse activities, including the performing arts, NCAA athletics, and exceptional outdoor recreation.
Excellent laboratories and highly ranked supercomputing and library resources are available for graduate student research.
BYU combines competitive tuition rates, an outstanding community, and a high-quality education to achieve an overall exceptional educational value.
FAITH AND SCHOLARSHIP
BYU's sponsorship by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints fosters an environment of faith combined with rigorous scholarship.Faculty and students agree to live by an Honor Code wherein the highest ethical standards are expected.