Academic Programs Catalog

College of Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Study
Mechanical Engineering - Master of Science

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and of the College of Engineering, students must meet the requirements specified below. 


An applicant should possess a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or a related field. 
The applicant must submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination General Test.

Requirements for the Master of Science Degree in  Mechanical Engineering

The student must complete a total of 30 credits for the degree under either Plan A (with thesis) or Plan B (without thesis) and meet the requirements  specified below:

Requirements for Both Plan A and Plan B:

The student must:

  1. Complete at least one course in three of the following four areas:
    a.    Dynamical Systems: Mechanical Engineering 852 and 860.
    b.    Fluid Mechanics: Mechanical Engineering 830
    c.    Solid and Structural Mechanics: Materials Science and Mechanics 810 and 815.
    d.    Thermal Sciences: Mechanical Engineering 802 , 812 and 814.
  2. Complete at least 6 additional credits in Mechanical Engineering courses at the 800-900 level, not including Mechanical Engineering 898 or 899.

Additional Requirements for Plan A:

The student must:

  1. Complete at least 20 credits in courses at the 800–900 level including at least 6, but not more than 8, credits in Mechanical Engineering 899.
  2. Submit a brief thesis proposal for approval by the student's academic advisor early in the student's program of study.

Additional Requirements for Plan B:

The student must complete at least 22 credits in courses at the 800–900 level.