MS in Mechanical Engineering

The MS programs in Mechanical Engineering (thesis and non-thesis options) are designed for students who desire advanced training in areas of mechanical engineering. Graduates may work in any one of a variety of areas of engineering industry, in a governmental laboratory, or continue their training toward a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering, applied mechanics, or a related field.

Curriculum

Master of Science students are required to complete a minimum of 32 credit hours applicable to the degree according to the program planning sheet. All 32 credits must be at the 500 level or above. To graduate, a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (B) must be attained in the set of courses used to satisfy the program requirements for the degree.

Credit cannot be given for two or more courses having significant overlap (including overlap with courses that had been taken to fulfill the candidate’s undergraduate degree requirements).

Structured Course Requirements for the MS in Mechanical Engineering (with Thesis)

The 32 credits must be selected as follows:

  • Three courses (12 credits) must be Mechanical Engineering Core courses (please see department webpage for a listing of these courses).
  • One course (4 credits) must be an approved math course (please see department webpage for a listing of these courses).
  • Two courses (8 credits) may be engineering/science electives (any 500/700-level engineering or physical science course, with no more than one course from the approved list of engineering management courses).
  • Two courses (8 credits) must be MS thesis courses.
  • A written research-based thesis must be completed.

Structured Course Requirements for the MS in Mechanical Engineering (no Thesis)

The 32 credits must be selected as follows:

  • Three courses (12 credits) must be Mechanical Engineering Core courses (please see department webpage for a listing of these courses).
  • One course (4 credits) must be an approved math course (please see department webpage for a listing of these courses).
  • Two courses (8 credits) must be mechanical engineering electives (any 500/700-level course with “ME” preceding the course number), with the exception of ME 900/ME 901.
  • Two courses (8 credits) may be engineering/science electives (any 500/700-level engineering or physical science course, with no more than one course from the approved list of engineering management courses).
  • One of the courses used to satisfy the 32 credits must also satisfy the Practicum Requirement (see department webpage for a list of courses that satisfy this requirement).