2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Mechanical Engineering Degrees

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With annual tuitions under $18,000, these 25 online colleges offer the most affordable master's in mechanical engineering programs. The University of New Mexico, our top-ranked school, has the lowest tuition on the list at only $4,583 per year. UNM offers a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Space Systems Engineering. Ranked #2, the Kennesaw State University offers a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at a tuition rate of $5,745 annually.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $4,583
# 2 #2 $5,745
# 3 #3 $6,300
# 4 #4 $6,804
# 5 #5 $7,824
# 6 #6 $8,115
# 7 #7 $8,235
# 8 #8 $8,583
# 9 #9 $8,925
# 10 #10 $10,422
# 11 #11 $10,425
# 12 #12 $11,460
# 13 #13 $11,473
# 14 #14 $14,098
# 15 #15 $14,235
# 16 #16 $14,460
# 17 #17 $15,623
# 18 (tie) #18 (tie) $16,000
# 18 (tie) #18 (tie) $16,000
# 18 (tie) #18 (tie) $16,000
# 21 (tie) #21 (tie) $16,500
# 21 (tie) #21 (tie) $16,500
# 23 #23 $16,811
# 24 #24 $16,965
# 25 #25 $17,344
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,583
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,698
  • Example Classes: Advanced Mechanics of Materials; Introduction to Space Situational Awareness; Orbital Mechanics; Satellite Communications; Small Spacecraft Design I; Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Controls

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Mechanical Engineering
  • MS in Mechanical Engineering - Space Systems Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $5,745
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,146
  • Example Classes: Advance Engineering Thermodynamics; Advance Fluid Mechanics and Computational Fluid Dynamics; Advanced Dynamics and Vibrations; Advanced Engineering Heat Transfer; Advanced Solid Mechanics

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,362
  • Example Classes: Foundations of Thermal Power Generation; Fundamentals of Energy Conservation & Management; Intermediate Dynamics; Intermediate Heat Transfer; Principles of Combustion I; Reliability Maintenance & Total Productive Maintenance

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Mechanical Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $6,804
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 6,252
  • Example Classes: Biomaterials; Computational Mechanics; Contact Mechanics; Elasticity; Fracture and Failure Analysis; Physical Metallurgy

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Design
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Materials and Mechanics
  • Annual Tuition: $7,824
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,484
  • Example Classes: Air Conditioning; Casting and Joining; Combustion Engines; Failure of Engineering Materials; Mechanical Metallurgy

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Thesis Option)
  • Annual Tuition: $8,115
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,862
  • Example Classes: Engineering Mathematics II; Finite Element Analysis; Linear State Space Systems; Multibody Mechanical Systems; Statistics for Engineers and Scientists

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $8,235
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,273
  • Example Classes: Continuum Mechanics; Finite Element Analysis; Linear System Theory; Neural Network Design; Thermal Radiation Processes

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.Engr. in Mechanical Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Annual Tuition: $8,583
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,062
  • Example Classes: Advanced Heat Transfer; Advanced Mechanics of Materials; Continuum Mechanics; Intermediate Dynamics; Intro to Finite Elements Analysis in Mechanical Engineering; Thermodynamics

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $8,925
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,804
  • Example Classes: Advanced Classical Thermodynamics; Concurrent Engineering; Continuum Mechanics; Design of Experiments; Engineering Analysis; Heat Transfer

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering - Design and Manufacturing
  • Annual Tuition: $10,422
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 9,654
  • Example Classes: Analysis and Control of Robot Manipulators; Continuum Mechanics; Engineering Fracture Mechanics in Design; Fundamentals of Fatigue Analysis; Modal Analysis; Nonlinear Vibration

Online Master's Degrees

  • Mechanical Engineering - Mechanical Systems, MSME
  • Mechanical Engineering - Mechanical Systems, MSME (Non-Thesis)
  • Mechanical Engineering - Mechanical Systems, MSME (Thesis)
  • Mechanical Engineering - Thermofluids, MSME
  • Mechanical Engineering - Thermofluids, MSME (Non-Thesis)
  • Mechanical Engineering - Thermofluids, MSME (Thesis)
  • Annual Tuition: $10,425
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,371
  • Example Classes: Material and Manufacturing Considerations in Design; Mechanics of Deformable Solids; Mechanics of Machining and Finishing Processes; Nanomechanics; Solar Energy Systems; Surface Engineering

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $11,460
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,328
  • Example Classes: Advanced Machine Design; Convective Heat Transfer; Deformation and Fracture; Design Projects; Metal Fatigue in Engineering; Thermodynamics of Materials

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $11,473
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,352
  • Example Classes: Finite Element Applications in Mechanical Engineering; Indoor Environmental Engineering; Intermediate Dynamics; Intermediate Fluid Mechanics; Thermal Systems Design; Thermodynamics of Modern Power Cycles

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $14,098
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 11,124
  • Example Classes: Design for Manufacturability and Assembly; Effectiveness in Technical Organizations; Intelligent Systems Theory; Occupational Safety Engineering; Production Planning & Control; Quality Control

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $14,235
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,812
  • Example Classes: Convection Heat Transfer; Mechanical Impact; Metalworking and Manufacturing Tribology; Stability and Vibration of Continuous Systems; Turbulence; Virtual Prototyping

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Thesis Option)
  • Annual Tuition: $14,460
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,516
  • Example Classes: Bioengineering; Cell and Tissue Engineering; Design and Data Analysis for Researchers; Materials Issues in Mechanical Design; Metals and Alloys; Simulation Modeling and Experimentation

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $15,623
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,976
  • Example Classes: Continuum Mechs I; Control System Analysis and Design; Convection Heat Transfr; Methods of Applied Mathematics; Phase Transform in Materials; Physical Metallurgy

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $16,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 9,944
  • Example Classes: Advanced Engineering Analysis; Advanced Thermodynamics/Radiation; Conduction/Convective Transport Phenomena; Finite Element Methods; Mechanics of Deformable Solids; Planar Multibody Dynamics with Applications

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - on‑Thesis/Coursework Only Option
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Report Option
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Thesis Option
  • Annual Tuition: $16,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 12,960
  • Example Classes: Composites Manufacturing; Dynamics of Structures; Mechanical Design I; Mechanics of Intelligent Materials and Systems

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Engineering with Certificate of Specialization in Mechanics of Structures
  • Annual Tuition: $16,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 11,758
  • Example Classes: Advanced Composite Materials; Advanced Polymer Processing; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Engineering Design with Polymers; Modeling and Simulation in Polymer Processing; Transport Phenomena in Polymer Processing

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering: Polymer Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $16,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 16,674
  • Example Classes: Fluid Film Lubrication; Inelastic Deformation of Solids; Mechanics of Contact; Micromechanics of Materials; Physical Properties of Pape; Rotordynamics

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $16,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,164
  • Example Classes: Intermediate Dynamics; Intermediate Engineering Mathematics; Intermediate Fluid Mechanics; Intermediate Heat Transfer; Intermediate Solid Mechanics; Linear Systems

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $16,811
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 11,028
  • Example Classes: Applied Thermodynamics; Fluid Mechanics in Industrial Processes; Heat Transfer in Industrial Systems; Materials Processing; Modeling, Simulation, and Control of Physical Systems; The Enterprise of Technology

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master's in Mechanical Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $16,965
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,283
  • Example Classes: Advanced Stress Analysis; Automotive Composites; Degradation of Materials; Mechatronics; Theory of Gearing and Applications

Online Master's Degrees

  • MSE in Automotive Systems Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
  • MSE in Mechanical Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $17,344
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 15,787
  • Example Classes: Computational Process Modeling; Control of Machine Systems; Convex Methods in Control; Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics; Thermal Systems

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering - Controls & Manufacturing
  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering - Customized
  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering - Design
  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering - Energy
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Non-Thesis)