Degree Requirements

Students who lack appropriate undergraduate preparation may be admitted and are asked to make up deficiencies by taking a program of bridge courses that is designed in consultation with the graduate advisor. These courses are taken in addition to the degree requirements and may include undergraduate courses.

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program offers three areas of specialization.

  1. CAD/CAM, Mechanisms & Control - computer aided engineering, mechanisms, biomechanical & medical devices, robotics and controls.
  2. Mechanics & Material Processing - tissues & biomechanics, continuum mechanics, plastics, micro/nano materials, particle technology.
  3. Thermo-Fluid Systems & Energy - biofluids, computational & multiphase fluid dynamics, granular science, HVAC, energy.

The student consults the graduate advisor to plan and develop an individualized and cohesive sequence of courses that meet program requirements of at least 30 degree credits.The MS degree students opting for the project or thesis option must make an arrangement with a faculty member for supervision and obtain the departmental approval in order to receive permits to register for the proper section. Students opting for a project must register for the M.S. project (ME 700) for 3 credits. Students opting for a thesis must register for the M.S. thesis (ME 701) for 6 credits and successfully defend the thesis before graduation. Thesis option is required of all students who receive departmental or research-based awards.

Seminar: In addition to the minimum 30 degree credits required, every student must take a minimum of two semesters of ME 794 Mechanical Engineering Colloquium. Students who receive departmental or research-based awards must enroll every semester in ME 794 Mechanical Engineering Colloquium.

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (courses only)

Required Courses
ME 616Matrix Methods in Mechanical Engineering3
or MATH 651 Methods of Applied Mathematics I
Select three of the following:9
Applied Heat Transfer
Dynamics of Incompressible Fluids
Continuum Mechanics
Stress Methods in Mechanical Design
Mechanical Engineering Measurements
Computer-Aided Design
Elective ME Graduate Courses
Select three or more of the following:9
Advanced Thermodynamics
Selected Topics in Mechanical Engineering
Energy Methods in Mechanical Design
Finite Element Methods in Mechanical Engineering
Microlevel Modeling in Particle Technology
Introduction to Robotics
Analytical Methods in Machine Design
Mechanism Design: Analysis and Synthesis
Kinematics of Spatial Mechanisms
Introduction to Modern Control Methods
Introduction to Biomechanical Engineering
Engineering Design of Plastic Products
Polymer Processing Techniques
Mechanics of Viscous Fluids
Non-Newtonian Fluid Dynamics
Principles of Particulate Multiphase Flows
Selected Topics in Mechanical Engineering I
ST: (Selected Topics in Mechanical Engineering II)
Advanced Topics in Robotics
Advanced Mechanism Design
Computer Aided Engineering
General Elective Courses
Graduate courses from other departments or programs9
Seminar
ME 794Mechanical Engineering Colloquium 10
Total Credits30
1

Required for two semesters.

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Master's project)

Required Courses
ME 616Matrix Methods in Mechanical Engineering3
or MATH 651 Methods of Applied Mathematics I
Select three of the following:9
Applied Heat Transfer
Dynamics of Incompressible Fluids
Continuum Mechanics
Stress Methods in Mechanical Design
Mechanical Engineering Measurements
Computer-Aided Design
Project
ME 700Master'S Project3
Elective ME Graduate Courses
Select two or more of the following:6
Advanced Thermodynamics
Selected Topics in Mechanical Engineering
Energy Methods in Mechanical Design
Finite Element Methods in Mechanical Engineering
Microlevel Modeling in Particle Technology
Introduction to Robotics
Analytical Methods in Machine Design
Mechanism Design: Analysis and Synthesis
Kinematics of Spatial Mechanisms
Introduction to Modern Control Methods
Introduction to Biomechanical Engineering
Engineering Design of Plastic Products
Polymer Processing Techniques
Mechanics of Viscous Fluids
Non-Newtonian Fluid Dynamics
Principles of Particulate Multiphase Flows
Selected Topics in Mechanical Engineering I
ST: (Selected Topics in Mechanical Engineering II)
Advanced Topics in Robotics
Advanced Mechanism Design
Computer Aided Engineering
General Elective Courses
Graduate courses from other departments or programs9
Seminar
ME 794Mechanical Engineering Colloquium 10
Total Credits30
1

Required for two semesters.

 M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Master's thesis)

Required Courses
ME 616Matrix Methods in Mechanical Engineering3
or MATH 651 Methods of Applied Mathematics I
Select three of the following:9
Applied Heat Transfer
Dynamics of Incompressible Fluids
Continuum Mechanics
Stress Methods in Mechanical Design
Mechanical Engineering Measurements
Computer-Aided Design
Thesis 1
ME 701Master'S Thesis6
Elective ME Graduate Courses
Select one or more of the following:3
Advanced Thermodynamics
Selected Topics in Mechanical Engineering
Energy Methods in Mechanical Design
Finite Element Methods in Mechanical Engineering
Microlevel Modeling in Particle Technology
Introduction to Robotics
Analytical Methods in Machine Design
Mechanism Design: Analysis and Synthesis
Kinematics of Spatial Mechanisms
Introduction to Modern Control Methods
Introduction to Biomechanical Engineering
Engineering Design of Plastic Products
Polymer Processing Techniques
Mechanics of Viscous Fluids
Non-Newtonian Fluid Dynamics
Principles of Particulate Multiphase Flows
Selected Topics in Mechanical Engineering I
ST: (Selected Topics in Mechanical Engineering II)
Advanced Topics in Robotics
Advanced Mechanism Design
Computer Aided Engineering
General Elective Courses
Graduate courses from other departments or programs9
Seminar
ME 794Mechanical Engineering Colloquium 20
Total Credits30
1

Required of all students who receive departmental or research-based awards.

2

Required every semester.