To be eligible for admission to the department, applicants must:
Have earned, or be in the process of earning, a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, physics, or a comparable science program.
Submit all application materials no later than the application deadline.Meet minimum TOEFL requirements.
All students interested in pursuing a Masters in Mechanical Engineering must use the Stanford Graduate Admissions Application.
A complete application must be received by Stanford by the application deadline.
Statement of Purpose：Your statement of purpose should identify personal and professional goals. It should also discuss your development to date and your intentions regarding graduate study and life beyond Stanford. The ME Graduate Admissions Committee reads your statement of purpose with interest because, along with the letters of recommendation, it offers insight into who you are as an individual. Your statement of purpose should not exceed two pages in length (single spaced).Resume/CV
Letters of Recommendation:Three letters of recommendation are required — one letter must come from an academic source, although we prefer at least two. If your background includes industrial experience or involvement in leadership, public service, or entrepreneurial activities, you may wish to include one reference who can comment on that part of your experience. Recommendations must be submitted online. Please see the "Recommendations" section of the online application for information.
Transcripts：One original, official transcript from ALL colleges and/or universities attended full time for at least one year are required. Review the Graduate Admissions website for official transcript policies. We accept official transcripts sent directly from the institution via mail or secure electronic submission. We do not accept transcripts as email attachments. Transcripts can be mailed to:
Mechanical Engineering Graduate Admissions
440 Escondido Mall
Building 530, Room 125
Stanford, CA 94305-3030
Official electronic transcripts can be sent to Mechanical@stanford.edu.
We do not require GRE subject tests.
TOEFL results:TOEFL results must be from an examination taken within 18 months of the application deadline. The Stanford institution code for ETS reporting is 4704. No department code is needed. For more information on TOEFL requirements, please see the Required Exams and Frequently Asked Questions sections on the Graduate Admissions website.
The department of Mechanical Engineering’s core mission is to address the most pressing needs of human society, with a particular emphasis on the fields of energy, transportation and health.
Faculty members in Stanford’s Department of Mechanical Engineering work in five major research groups that reflect the department’s focus and methodologies. Our philosophy is simple: We push the limits of the possible – the ultra-efficient and hyper-fast, the maximally enduring and most sustainable, the fully autonomous and the super-controlled. We employ a range of methodologies: design thinking, computational simulation, control systems and multi-scale approaches that range from the nanoscale to complex biological and mechanical systems.
Much of the department’s research is multi-disciplinary. Our faculty and students regularly partner with colleagues in other departments in the School of Engineering, in the School of Medicine and in departments as diverse as Art and Art History, Mathematics and Biology.
The department offers BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Product Design and Biomechanical Engineering, as well as a Mechanical Engineering PhD. The department’s multi-disciplinary curriculum, including our strong focus on sustainability, product design and biomedical engineering, helps prepare our graduates for successful careers in a wide range of fields.