The Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Nevada, Reno, has a strong tradition of excellence in research and teaching. We have well-recognized faculty members actively engaging in advanced research in all areas of mechanical engineering and science.
A number of our research laboratories are outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and computing facilities. Our current research projects are sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, the National Aeronautics and Space Agency, and private industries. Most of our graduate students receive research or teaching assistantships to support their graduate studies.
We offer two degree options for master's students:
All master's degree candidates are initially accepted into Plan B, but may be invited to complete Plan A in cooperation with a faculty research advisor. Admitted students are assigned a faculty advisor who will help you outline an individual program of study tailed to fit your background and interests.
Master's degree students pursuing Plan A can work with faculty who have expertise in the following topics:
In addition to pursuing a focused research topics, graduate students gain exposure to modern mechanical engineering research subjects including smart materials, nanotechnology, renewable energy and biomedical engineering.