Admission deadlines: Fall – January 15
Spring – September 1
Summer - March 1 (non-F1 visa seeking applicants)
Standardized test scores: The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required of all applicants. (Institution code 5246).
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the PTE Academic is required of all applicants except those who hold a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from a college or university in the United States or from an institution located in a country in which English is the official language, provided English was the language of instruction. Minimum scores:
- Academic IELTS: an overall band score of 6.0 with no individual score below 5.0; applicants requesting funding consideration must have an overall band score of 7.0 with no individual score below 6.0; or
- TOEFL: 550 on paper-based or 80 on Internet-based; applicants requesting funding consideration must have 600 on paper-based; or 100 on Internet-based; or
- PTE Academic: 53; applicants requesting funding consideration must have 68.
Recommendations required: Two (2) recommendations required. If possible, one recommendation should be from your advisor at the institution from which you earned your highest degree.
Prior academic records: Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.
If academic records are in a language other than English, a copy in the original language and an English language translation must be uploaded. Transcript evaluations should not be uploaded. Applicants who have earned a degree from an Indian university are required to submit individual semester marksheets.
Statement of purpose: In an essay of 250 to 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study at The George Washington University; describe your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans; and discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned.
Additional requirements: Familiarity with computers and a bachelor's degree with a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) in the last 60 hours of coursework. All applicants must choose an area of focus that most closely matches their interests and note this on the online application.
International applicants only: Please review International Applicant Information (https://graduate.admissions.gwu.edu/international-student-application-requirements) carefully for details on required documents, earlier deadlines for applicants requiring an I-20 or DS-2019 from GW.

For more information on the admission process, please visit the SEAS Frequently Asked Questions page.

Contact for questions:
engineering@gwu.edu - 202-994-1802 (phone) - 202-994-1651 (fax)
9:00 – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

The following requirements must be fulfilled: N​on-thesis option—33 credits; thesis option—30 credits, including 6 credits of thesis. In addition, students must select one focus area and complete the required 9 credits of courses in that area. The remaining credits are selected by the student in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Normally, no more than two courses taken outside the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering may be counted toward the requirements for the graduate degree. In special circumstances this may be changed with the approval of the advisor.

Aerospace engineering

Required
APSC 6212Analytical Methods in Engineering II
APSC 6213Analytical Methods in Engineering III
MAE 6286Numerical Solution Techniques in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
One of the following:
MAE 6207Theory of Elasticity I
MAE 6221Fluid Mechanics
Electives
Remaining credits are taken as elective courses in aeroacoustics, aeronautics, astronautics, propulsion, or space systems.

Design of mechanical engineering systems

Required
MAE 6243Advanced Mechanical Engineering Design
MAE 6251Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
One of the following:
APSC 6212Analytical Methods in Engineering II
APSC 6213Analytical Methods in Engineering III
MAE 6286Numerical Solution Techniques in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Electives
Remaining credits are taken as elective courses in computer-aided design, computer-integrated design and manufacturing, mechanical engineering design, or robotics.

Fluid Mechanics, thermal sciences, and energy

Required
APSC 6213Analytical Methods in Engineering III
MAE 6221Fluid Mechanics
MAE 6286Numerical Solution Techniques in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Electives
Remaining credits are taken in elective courses, selected in consultation with the advisor.

Industrial engineering

Required
EMSE 6755Quality Control and Acceptance Sampling
EMSE 6770Techniques of Risk Analysis and Management
MAE 6251Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
One of the following:
APSC 6212Analytical Methods in Engineering II
APSC 6213Analytical Methods in Engineering III
Electives
Remaining credits are taken in elective courses, selected in consultation with the advisor.

Solid mechanics and materials science

Required
APSC 6213Analytical Methods in Engineering III
Two of the following:
MAE 6210Continuum Mechanics
MAE 6238Biomaterials
MAE 6239Computational Nanosciences
MAE 6291Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
ECE 6221Introduction to Physical Electronics
Electives
Remaining credits are taken in elective courses, selected in consultation with the advisor.

Structures and dynamics

Required
APSC 6213Analytical Methods in Engineering III
MAE 6207Theory of Elasticity I
MAE 6286Numerical Solution Techniques in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Electives
Remaining credits are taken in elective courses, selected in consultation with the advisor.

Robotics, mechatronics, and controls

Required
MAE 6243Advanced Mechanical Engineering Design
MAE 6245Robotic Systems
MAE 6246Electromechanical Control Systems
Electives
Remaining credits are taken in elective courses, selected in consultation with the advisor.

Graduation and Scholarship Requirements—Students are responsible for knowing the University’s minimum GPA requirement for graduation and scholarships. Students should contact the department for additional information and requirements.