Graduate Program Admissions

The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) offers the opportunity for graduate study in specialized areas of mechanical engineering. It is composed of 27 faculty members and roughly 92 graduate students. We offer both Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs with a large variety of research activities.


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Why Choose Mechanical Engineering at UC Riverside?

The ME department is seeking disciplined and creative graduate students to work with faculty on innovative research in a challenging, yet collaborative environment. Graduate students can earn a M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering while taking part in an interdisciplinary program that is heavily engaged with campus colleges, system-wide research centers, other leading universities and industry leaders. Students also can pursue a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering through our online master’s program.

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Paul Talavera
Graduate Student Affairs Officer
(951) 827-2115

Faculty Graduate Advisor (Admissions)

Hideaki Tsutsui
Associate Professor
(951) 827-2444

Faculty Graduate Advisor (Enrolled Students)

Lorenzo Mangolini
Associate Professor
(951) 827-5872