Graduate Study
Student Resources

In this section, you will find useful documents and links for graduate students in mechanical engineering.

Graduate Handbook

View the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Handbook

Forms

Check the TGS Academic Calendar for all degree deadlines.

ME General Program MS (Thesis) Completion Form
Required for all ME graduate students pursuing a thesis MS. This form is submitted prior to the MS presentation defense. Full approval of the thesis including any modifications requested at the defense must be submitted by the TGS MS degree deadline for that quarter.

ME General Program MS (Non-Thesis) Completion Form
Required for all ME graduate students pursuing a non-thesis MS (terminal) or BS/MS degree. This form is submitted prior to the TGS MS degree deadline for that quarter.

ME Energy & Sustainability MS (Thesis) Completion Form
Required for all ME graduate students pursuing an energy and sustainability thesis MS. This form is submitted prior to the MS presentation defense. Full approval of the thesis including any modifications requested at the defense must be submitted by the TGS MS degree deadline for that quarter.

ME Energy & Sustainability MS (Non-Thesis) Completion Form
Required for all ME graduate students pursuing an energy and sustainability non-thesis MS (terminal) or BS/MS degree. This form is submitted prior to the TGS MS degree deadline for that quarter.

Mechanical Engineering PhD Student Annual Review Form (2013)
Required for all ME graduate students pursuing a PhD. Students must complete items1-6 of this form and submit to their faculty advisor(s) by July 10.

Mechanical Engineering PhD Degree Requirements Form
Required for all ME graduate students pursuing a PhD. This form is submitted prior to the PhD oral presentation.

Study Plans

There are no advisor holds for the registration process. Thus, the students are free to choose courses that accommodate individual needs, talents, and interests while satisfying the basic degree requirements. Students are encouraged to talk with the MS Program Director or advisor, as applicable, for any questions or consultation. Note that if you register for four units in any given quarter the tuition will be charged only for three units. That is a 25% savings in tuition for that quarter.

Students are encouraged to plan their schedules in the Graduate Student Tracking System (GSTS).

Housing

Many students choose to room in private homes or to rent apartments in Evanston or nearby communities. Current students are happy to provide advice and can be reached through the department office.

On-Campus Housing

Northwestern operates apartments, including Seabury Apartments and Engelhart Hall, for both married and unmarried graduate students. Apartments are available for one-year lease; preference is given to students beginning full-time degree programs on the Evanston campus. For more information and application forms, contact the Graduate Housing Office.