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Estd 1912Established Year

Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Mechanical Engineering)

 4 years
 full time
 on campus

$ 48,330 

1st Year

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Rice undergraduate students have the option to earn the Master of Mechanical Engineering (MME) degree by adding an additional year after completing their bachelor's degree. Advanced Rice undergraduate students in good academic standing may apply to the graduate program during their junior or senior year.
  • Upon acceptance, depending on course load, financial aid status, and other variables, they may complete part of the course requirements for the MME program during their senior year. A plan of study based on their particular focus area will need to be approved by the program director and the MME advisor.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Bachelor
Duration4 years
Fees$ 146,664 for 4 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Spring (Deadline - Oct 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.67 or higher in all Rice coursework.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.67 or higher in all Rice coursework that satisfies requirements for the non-thesis master’s degree.

Required Document List

  • Official transcripts
  • SAT/ACT scores (undergraduates) and GRE/GMAT scores (graduate applicants) Secondary school report (undergraduates)
  • Three letters of recommendation (graduates)
  • Statement of purpose (graduates)
  • Resume/CV (graduates)
  • IELTS/TOEFL scores (International applicants)
  • Translated transcripts (International applicants)
  • Financial Certification (undergraduate international applicants)

Application Deadline

Oct 01

Jan 30

Scores Required

80 / 120

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6.5 / 9

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3
Tuition fees$48330$48330$48330
Health insurance$558$558$558
Total fees$48888$48888$48888

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room$ 9,700


Times Higher Education 2020

Ranked #52/ 801

Engineering [ International ]

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
FormSwift Scholarship Program $1,000 Yes 15 Mar, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
TEC Scholarship $1,000 Yes 01 Jun, 2020
BeArt Presets-Academic Scholarship $2,000 Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
WU Foundation Global Scholarship $2,500 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Young Women in Public Affairs Award $4,000 Yes 01 Aug, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Chuan Ai Lu Engstrom Memorial Scholarship $1,000 No 01 Aug, 2020
SWE Scholarships Variable Yes N/A
Microsoft Scholarships Variable Yes N/A
Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program Variable Yes 30 Jan, 2020
Comindware Scholarship $4,000 Yes N/A
QS scholarship Variable Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
Innovation in Education Scholarship - La Tutors 123 $500 Yes 20 Feb, 2020
Gunvant & Bharati Parekh College Scholarship $1,000 Yes 15 Jun, 2020
1st Formations Business Scholarship $800 Yes 29 May, 2020
The Kay-Grant Group Scholarship 2020 $1,000 Yes 31 Oct, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
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VISA & Work Study


  • Typically degree-seeking international students will come to study on an F-1 student visa and exchange students on a J-1 Exchange Visitor visa. To apply for an F-1 or J-1 visa, the student will need an I-20 or DS-2019 immigration documents, respectively. Occasionally international students may study other visa classifications, depending on their situation, so please check with an OISS advisor if students plan to stay on current visa classification. 
  • Please keep in mind that all international students regardless of visa type are required to attend the international orientation and to check in with OISS at the start of their program at Rice University.
  • Once admitted, all new international students must complete their international student profile in the OISS Portal, regardless of their current or prospective immigration status.

Work Study

Federal Work-Study is a part-time employment program for students who have demonstrated financial need according to eligibility criteria set forth by the federal government. Students are limited to earning the dollar amount shown on their award letter.

Career and Placement after Course

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