MS in Mechanical Engineering

The Master of Science (MS) degree program in Mechanical Engineering is designed to provide a solid basis for technical expertise in the student’s chosen sub-field, as well as provide a stepping-stone to the PhD in Mechanical Engineering. As opposed to the MEng program, students in the MS program are required to complete and defend a research-based thesis. The MS will typically require two years to complete.

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. A research-based master’s thesis is required. 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.

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

The 32 credits must be selected as follows:

  • Three courses (12 credits) must be mechanical engineering Core 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).
  • One course (4 credits) must be an approved math course.
  • Two courses (8 credits) must be unstructured MS thesis courses.
  • A written research-based thesis must be completed.

Mechanical Engineering Core Courses

  • ENG ME 501 Dynamic System Theory
  • ENG ME 503 Kinetic Processes in Materials
  • ENG ME 504 Polymers and Soft Materials
  • ENG ME 505 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
  • ENG ME 507 Process Modeling and Control
  • ENG ME 508 Computational Methods in Materials Science
  • ENG ME 509 Computational Nanomechanics
  • ENG ME 510 Production Systems Analysis
  • ENG ME 514 Simulation
  • ENG ME 515 Vibration of Complex Mechanical Systems
  • ENG ME 516 Statistical Mechanical Concepts in Engineering
  • ENG ME 519 Theory of Heat Transfer
  • ENG ME 520 Acoustics I
  • ENG ME 521 Continuum Mechanics
  • ENG ME 522 Underwater Acoustics
  • ENG ME 523 Mechanics of Biomaterials
  • ENG ME 524 Skeletal Tissue Mechanics
  • ENG ME 526 Simulation of Physical Processes
  • ENG ME 528 Biological Physics
  • ENG ME 529 Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials and Processes
  • ENG ME 531 Phase Transformations
  • ENG ME 532 Atomic Structure and Dislocations in Materials
  • ENG ME 533 Energy Conversion
  • ENG ME 534 Materials Technology for Microelectronics
  • ENG ME 538 Intro to Finite Element Methods & Analysis
  • ENG ME 541 Classical Thermodynamics
  • ENG ME 542 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • ENG ME 544 Networking the Physical World
  • ENG ME 545 Electrochemistry of Fuel Cells and Batteries
  • ENG ME 555 MEMS: Fabrication and Materials
  • ENG ME 560 Precision Machine Design and Instrumentation
  • ENG ME 570 Robot Motion Planning
  • ENG ME 579 Microelectronic Device Manufacturing
  • ENG ME 580 Theory of Elasticity
  • ENG ME 582 Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • ENG ME 702 Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • ENG ME 704 Adaptive Control of Dynamic Systems
  • ENG ME 706 Acoustics and Aerodynamic Sound
  • ENG ME 707 Finite Element Analysis
  • ENG ME 709 Turbulent Flows
  • ENG ME 710 Dynamic Programming and Stochastic Control
  • ENG ME 713 Viscous Flows
  • ENG ME 714 Advanced Stochastic Modeling and Simulation
  • ENG ME 715 Waves in Fluids
  • ENG ME 718 Advanced Topics in Nanotechnology
  • ENG ME 720 Acoustics II
  • ENG ME 721 Acoustic Bubble Dynamics
  • ENG ME 722 Wave Propagation in Solids
  • ENG ME 723 Waves in Random Media
  • ENG ME 724 Advanced Optimization Theory and Methods
  • ENG ME 725 Queuing Systems
  • ENG ME 726 Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering I
  • ENG ME 727 Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering II
  • ENG ME 729 Non-linear Acoustics and Sonic Booms
  • ENG ME 732 Combinatorial Optimization and Graph Algorithms
  • ENG ME 733 Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems
  • ENG ME 734 Hybrid Systems
  • ENG ME 740 Vision, Robotics, and Planning
  • ENG ME 742 Bio-Fluids and Structural Mechanics
  • ENG ME 755 Communication Networks
  • ENG ME 761 Experimental Modal Analysis and System Identification
  • ENG ME 762 Non-linear Control of Mechanical Systems
  • ENG ME 765 Production System Design
  • ENG ME 766 Advanced Scheduling Models and Methods
  • ENG ME 778 Micro-machined Transducers
  • ENG ME 780 Perturbation Methods in Mechanics
  • ENG ME 781 Electroceramics
  • ENG ME 785 Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
  • ENG ME 788 Soft Tissue Biomechanics

List of Approved Math Courses

  • ENG EK 500 Probability with Statistical Applications
  • ENG EK 501 Mathematical Methods I: Linear Algebra and Complex Analysis
  • ENG EC 505 Stochastic Processes
  • CAS MA 511 Introduction to Analysis I
  • CAS MA 555 Numerical Analysis I
  • CAS MA 561 Methods of Applied Mathematics I
  • ENG ME 512 Engineering Analysis
  • ENG ME 542 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • ENG ME 566 Advanced Engineering Mathematics
  • CAS PY 501 Mathematical Physics