MS ME, Mechanical Engineering


Master of Science (MS) in Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering program is designed for students who desire advanced training in areas of mechanical engineering such as acoustics, automatic control systems, biomechanics, fluid mechanics, noise control, nonlinear dynamics, MEMS and nanotechnology, robotics, structural mechanics, theoretical fluid dynamics, thermal processes, turbulence, vibrations, and wave propagation. Graduates may work in an industrial or governmental laboratory, or continue their training toward a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering, applied mechanics, or a related field.

Structured Course Requirements for MS in Mechanical Engineering

The 32 credits must be selected as follows:

  • 3 courses (12 credits) must be Mechanical Engineering Core Courses
  • 2 courses (8 credits) must 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)
  • Mathematics requirement (4 credits) selected from an approved list (500 & 700 level only)
  • Thesis credit requirement (8 credits)

Mechanical Engineering Core Courses

ME 501* Dynamic System Theory

ME 503 * Kinetic Processes in Materials

ME 504 * Polymers and Soft Materials

ME 505 * Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

ME 508 * Computational Methods in Materials Science

ME 507 * Process Modeling and Control DL

ME 508 * Computational Methods in Materials Science

ME 510 * Production Systems Analysis DL

ME 514 * Simulation

ME 515 * Vibration of Complex Mechanical Systems DL

ME 516 * Statistical Mechanical Concepts in Engineering

ME 519 Theory of Heat Transfer

ME 520 * Acoustics I DL

ME 521 * Continuum Mechanics

ME 522 Underwater Acoustics

ME 523 * Mechanics of Biomaterials

ME 524 * Skeletal Tissue Mechanics

ME 526 Simulation of Physical Processes DL

ME 529 Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials and Processes

ME 531 Phase Transformations

ME 532 Atomic Structure and Dislocations in Materials

ME 534 Materials Technology for Microelectronics DL

ME 541 Classical Thermodynamics

ME 542 * Advanced Fluid Mechanics

ME 544 Networking the Physical World

ME 545 * Electrochemistry of Fuel Cells and Batteries

ME 555 * MEMS: Fabrication and Materials DL

ME 560 * Precision Machine Design and Instrumentation DL

ME 570 Robot Motion Planning

ME 579 * Microelectronic Device Manufacturing DL

ME 580 Theory of Elasticity

ME 581 Experimental Techniques in Solid Mechanics

ME 582 * Mechanical Behavior of Materials

ME 702 Computational Fluid Dynamics

ME 704 Adaptive Control of Dynamic Systems

ME 706 Acoustics and Aerodynamic Sound DL

ME 707 * Finite Element Analysis

ME 709 * Turbulent Flows

ME 710 * Dynamic Programming and Stochastic Control

ME 713 Viscous Flows

ME 714 * Advanced Stochastic Modeling and Simulation

ME 715 * Waves in Fluids

ME 718 Advanced Topics in Nanotechnology

ME 720 * Acoustics II DL

ME 721 Acoustic Bubble Dynamics

ME 722 Wave Propagation in Solids

ME 723 Waves in Random Media

ME 724 * Advanced Optimization Theory and Methods

ME 725 * Queuing Systems

ME 726 * Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering I

ME 727 * Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering II

ME 729 Non-linear Acoustics and Sonic Booms

ME 732 Combinatorial Optimization and Graph Algorithms

ME 733 * Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems

ME 734  Hybrid Systems

ME 740 * Vision, Robotics, and Planning

ME 741 Fluid-Structure Interaction

ME 742 Bio-Fluids and Structural Mechanics

ME 743 Multiphase Flow

ME 745 Computational Aeroacoustics

ME 755 * Communication Networks

ME 761 Experimental Modal Analysis and System Identification

ME 762 * Non-linear Control of Mechanical Systems

ME 765 * Production System Design DL

ME 766 * Advanced Scheduling Models and Methods

ME 778 Micro-machined Transducers DL

ME 780 Perturbation Methods in Mechanics

ME 788 Soft Tissue Biomechanics

Mathematics Courses

CAS MA 511  Introduction to Analysis I

CAS MA 555  Numerical Analysis I

CAS MA 561  Methods of Applied Mathematics I

CAS PY 501  Mathematical Physics

EC 505  Stochastic Processes

EK 500  Probability with Statistical Applications

EK 501  Mathematical Methods I: Linear Algebra and Complex Analysis

ME 512  Engineering Analysis

ME 542  Advanced Fluid Mechanics

ME 566  Advanced Engineering Mathematics

* Offered at least every two years

For more information, please contact the College of Engineering Graduate Programs Office at (617) 353-9760, or apply now.

M.S. Program Planning Sheet effective Fall 2011 (ME)

Thesis Requirements
Admission Information

Grad Admissions information, including the online application, can be found on the College of Engineering Graduate Programs website. Please click here for instructions and general information.