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Master of Science [M.Eng] (Mechanical Engineering)

 1 year
 30 Credits
 full time
 on campus
  Thesis Based

$ 29,524 

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Program Description

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University is a community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni as well as industrial and governmental partners working together to improve the state of Iowa and society in the broadest terms through mechanical engineering research, education, and service.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration1 year
Total Credits30
Fees$ 30,564 for 1 year or 30 Credits Program
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jul 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

  • Iowa State requires a degree it considers comparable to a US bachelor’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to beginning graduate studies.
  • A cumulative grade point average equivalent to a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (B grade) is required for unrestricted admission.

Required Document List

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Academic Records
  • Resume/CV

Application Deadline

Jul 01

Dec 01

Apr 01

Scores Required

79 / 120

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6.5 / 9

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53 / 90

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1
Tuition fees$29524
Books and supplies$1040
Total fees$30564

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and board$ 9,423


Times Higher Education 2020

Ranked #201/ 801

Engineering [ International ]

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarship Variable Yes N/A
KC Mahindra Scholarship $5,542 Yes 31 Mar, 2020
The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program Variable Yes 23 Apr, 2020
Richard A. Freund International Scholarship $5,000 Yes 01 Apr, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Young Women in Public Affairs Award $4,000 Yes 01 Aug, 2020
Chuan Ai Lu Engstrom Memorial Scholarship $1,000 No 01 Aug, 2020
AAUW International Fellowships Variable Yes 15 Nov, 2020
Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program Variable Yes 30 Jan, 2020
SWE Scholarships Variable Yes N/A
QS scholarship Variable Yes N/A
Comindware Scholarship $4,000 Yes N/A
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
1st Formations Business Scholarship $800 Yes 29 May, 2020
Innovation in Education Scholarship - La Tutors 123 $500 Yes 20 Feb, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
The Kay-Grant Group Scholarship 2020 $1,000 Yes 31 Oct, 2020
QS Connect Master’s Scholarship $2,000 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
FormSwift Scholarship Program $1,000 Yes 15 Mar, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
National Overseas Scholarship Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
TEC Scholarship $1,000 Yes 01 Jun, 2020
Novus Biological Scholarship Program $1,500 Yes 06 Jul, 2020
Young Professionals Program Variable Yes 31 Jul, 2020
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
BeArt Presets-Academic Scholarship $2,000 Yes 01 Apr, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
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VISA & Work Study


  • An I-20 is a form that U.S. schools issue to international students to indicate they have met all admission requirements to enter that school. If students live outside the U.S., they will need to take the Form I-20 to the nearest U.S. Consulate in their country, along with a valid passport, TOEFL score, financial support documents, and school transcripts, to obtain an F-1 Student visa. It is important to remember to sign their I-20 prior to entering the United States.
  • To allow time to overcome any unforeseen problems that might arise, students are encouraged to apply for their visas several weeks before they plan to travel. Students may not be issued a visa more than 120 days before the registration date noted on the I-20.

Work Study

  • Students who file the FAFSA by December 1, indicate on the FAFSA that they are interested in receiving Work-Study funds, and demonstrate financial need through their FAFSA may be eligible for the College Work-Study program.
  • College Work-Study (CWS) subsidizes some student jobs with federal and institutional funds
  • The employing department pays 40% of wages while the College Work-Study Program funds the remaining 60%.

Career and Placement after Course

In the College of Engineering, approximately 10% of undergraduate students and about 60% of graduate students are foreign born. These students represent numerous countries around the world and bring tremendous talent and diversity to the ISU campus and to the workplaces of many employers. About 35% of international students complete a co-op or internship while studying engineering at ISU and many others wish they had the opportunity to experience professional employment in the U.S.

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