Graduate Programs

In the Sibley School, we are breaking stereotypes, expectations, and boundaries to solve the world's biggest problems.


The three graduate fields, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, cross traditional college and department boundaries and afford a graduate student maximum flexibility in designing a program represented by faculty from virtually any discipline on campus.


Cornell Engineering is known for its radical collaboration across departments, colleges and campus'. Collaboration allows our students and faculty to accelerate discovery - leading to impactful and lasting change.

Exceptional Faculty

Faculty in the Sibley School conduct cutting-edge research in a wide array of areas including robotics, space science, and healthcare to name a few. 


Cornell's campus is located in beautiful Ithaca, NY which has been ranked the #1 Collegetown for three consecutive years. Ithaca has a small-town feel with lots to do including easily accessible parks, waterfalls, and lakefront. Take a virtual tour of the Cornell campus!

Ph.D, M.Eng, and M.S. degrees

Ph.D. Degree

The Ph.D. research degree is offered in the fields of Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. Prospective students completing a bachelor's degree may apply directly to the Ph.D. program. Students who have already completed, or are in the process of completing, a master's degree, should also apply for the Ph.D. program.

Master of Engineering Programs

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree program in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or engineering mechanics is a one-year professional course of study that allows students to develop a high level of competence in engineering science, current technology, and engineering design. It is highly interdisciplinary in nature, and a great deal of flexibility is available in tailoring a program to fit individual needs and interests.

Master of Science Program

Our Master of Science (M.S.) program in Mechanical Engineering provides classroom training and experience with research methodology at one of the premier research universities in the world. Our graduates find that their Cornell training and the resulting MS degree prepares them to succeed in industry, government, and academia.

MAE Graduate Programs


MAE Ph.D. programs

MAE M.S. programs

MAE M.Eng. programs