Mechanical Engineering, MS

The MS Mechanical Engineering Program helps engineers with an undergraduate degree enter a new phase in their careers.  They will build technical expertise in a subset of mechanical engineering such as Manufacturing and Design, Thermo-Fluids and Energy, or Controls, Dynamics, and Aerospace Systems.  Students will learn the apply their acquired knowledge and insight into professional practice.  Along the way students will engage in original research, pushing the boundaries of human knowledge, and they will learn how to share their hard-won insights with the wider engineering community.  By doing so they will be well positioned to address the current and future challenges facing society.

Admission Requirements for the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Applicants meeting the Graduate School admissions standards will be considered for acceptance to the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program provided they meet the additional acceptance criteria in Section I and II A & B.

  1. All applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 on a 4-point scale (where A is 4.00), or its equivalent. Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.70 - 2.99 may be considered for conditional admission.
  2. Undergraduate degree:

A. Applicants must hold a four-year Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Mechanical Engineering from and ABET, Inc, accredited program; or

B. Applicants that hold a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in a different Engineering specialty must complete the necessary pre-requisite foundation courses, or their equivalents as specified by the Engineering department after credentials are assessed. Applicants needing three or fewer foundational courses will be considered for conditional admission. All necessary foundation courses would be specified by the department after credentials are assessed.

Foundation course subjects include Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering Materials, and Mechanical Engineering.

Although not required, applicants may choose to submit a resume with the application. Instructions for uploading the resume will be found in the online application.

Applications must be submitted by the fall and spring general university deadlines. 

Requirements (30 Cr., 21 from Core, 9 from a Concentration):

Program Core Courses (21 Credits)

ENGR 501Engineering Analysis

3

ENGR 510Engineering Optimization

3

ENGR 557Advanced Mechanics of Materials

3

ENGR 592Research and Development of Experiments

3

ME 567Advanced Finite Element Analysis

3

ME 597Thesis I

3

ME 599Thesis II

3

Mechanical Design, Materials, and Manufacturing Concentration (9 Cr.)

ME 516Machines and Mechanisms

3

ME 518Fracture Mechanics

3

ME 520Tribology

3

ME 522Elasticity and Plasticity

3

ME 523Contemporary Engineering Materials

3

ME 525Materials Engineering of Additive Manufacturing

3

ME 540Advanced Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing and Metrology

3

ME 545Design and Analysis of Additive Manufacturing

3

ME 563Engineering of Additive Manufacturing Processes

3

ME 565Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

3

ME 569Composite Design and Analysis

3

Thermo-Fluids and Energy Concentration (9 Cr.)

ME 551Advanced Fluid Mechanics

3

ME 553Computational Fluid Dynamics

3

ME 554Advanced Heat Transfer

3

ME 555Combustion

3

ME 557Turbomachinery

3

ME 559Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

3

Controls, Dynamics, and Aerospace Systems Concentration (9 Cr.)

ME 552Mechanical Vibrations

3

ME 501Digital Control

3

ME 502Optimal Control

3

ME 503Dynamic System Parameter Identification

3

ME 505Design of Control Systems with Uncertainties

3

ME 509Guidance, Navigation, and Control

3

ME 555Combustion

3

ME 551Advanced Fluid Mechanics

3

ME 580Aerospace Propulsion Systems

3

ME 582Advanced Propulsion

3

ME 583Advanced Aerodynamics

3

ME 586Aerospace Structures

3

ME 588Flight Dynamics

3

Total Credit Hours: 30

The MS Mechanical Engineering Program helps engineers with an undergraduate degree enter a new phase in their careers.  They will build technical expertise in a subset of mechanical engineering such as Manufacturing and Design, Thermo-Fluids and Energy, or Controls, Dynamics, and Aerospace Systems.  Students will learn the apply their acquired knowledge and insight into professional practice.  Along the way students will engage in original research, pushing the boundaries of human knowledge, and they will learn how to share their hard-won insights with the wider engineering community.  By doing so they will be well positioned to address the current and future challenges facing society.

Admission Requirements for the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Applicants meeting the Graduate School admissions standards will be considered for acceptance to the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program provided they meet the additional acceptance criteria in Section I and II A & B.

  1. All applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 on a 4-point scale (where A is 4.00), or its equivalent. Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.70 - 2.99 may be considered for conditional admission.
  2. Undergraduate degree:
  1. Applicants must hold a four-year Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Mechanical Engineering from and ABET, Inc, accredited program; or
  2. Applicants that hold a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in a different Engineering specialty must complete the necessary pre-requisite foundation courses, or their equivalents as specified by the Engineering department after credentials are assessed. Applicants needing three or fewer foundational courses will be considered for conditional admission. All necessary foundation courses would be specified by the department after credentials are assessed.

Foundation course subjects include Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering Materials, and Mechanical Engineering.

Although not required, applicants may choose to submit a resume with the application. Instructions for uploading the resume will be found in the online application.

Applications must be submitted by the fall and spring general university deadlines.