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Portland State University

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Portland, OR

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Portland State University

Overview

Portland State University / Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering is located in Portland, OR.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Engineering (M Eng)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Mechanical engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 30
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Thesis Required
Oral and written exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

62
Applied
48
Accepted
31
Enrolled
77%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes
Winter deadline September 1st August 1st No
Spring deadline November 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper-division course work, BS in mechanical engineering or allied field, 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, resume/curriculum vitae
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements MS, minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper-division course work, 3 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

98
Total Graduate Students
53%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
46%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.12%
Black or African American 5.1%
White or Caucasian 55%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 12.24%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 5.1%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (79%)
Female (20%)

Faculty

21
Total faculty
Full-time - 15
Part-time - 6
Male (18)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Mechanical system modeling, indoor air quality, manufacturing process, computational fluid dynamics, building science
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
771,667

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207-0751
United States
Contact Sung Yi
Chair
Email: syi@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-5470
Fax: 503-725-8255