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Mechanical Engineering

The M.S. in Mechanical Engineering program builds the knowledge and skills of by combining both research and academic coursework. Students choose coursework in mechanical systems design, system dynamics, solid mechanics, energy systems, engineering materials, automatic controls, mechatronics and computational mechanics.

Career Profile

Graduates find employment in a wide range of industries, government agencies and educational institutions, where they are concerned with many functions.

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation

Program Application Test Requirements


Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

April 1

Spring Deadline

October 1

Summer Deadline


English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Faculty Profile

Dr. Jacky Prucz

Dr. Prucz has a long record with the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, having been a part of it for over 26 years. As an instructor, he was awarded several honors including Outstanding Teacher (2002 & 2008) and the George W. Weaver award for outstanding teaching of mechanics (2004). In 2007, he became a full Professor before becoming Interim Chairman in 2009. In 2011, he was appointed Chair of the department. Since then, Dr. Prucz has continued work on several research projects in addition to his responsibilities as Department Chair.

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