MS in Mechanical Engineering

THESIS OPTION

COURSEWORK REQUIREMENT

24 credit hours of formal, graded, graduate-level coursework*

  • 8 hours of 400 or 500 level courses in ME or TAM, 4 hours of which must be 500 level courses, and 4 hours of which may be 400 level courses 
  • 4 hours of additional 500 level courses in ME, TAM, or other Engineering, Math, or Physics
  • 12 hours of additional 400 or 500 level courses in ME, TAM, or other Engineering, Math, or Physics 

THESIS REQUIREMENT

8 hours of ME 599 Thesis Research**

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

MSE 492 Fundamentals of Laboratory Safety (must be completed in year 1)

Seminar Requirement

 

NON-THESIS OPTION

All MS students are admitted as thesis-option students. If a student decides to pursue the non-thesis MS, s/he must submit the Departmental “Non-Thesis” Petition to request to switch to the non-thesis option.

COURSEWORK REQUIREMENT

32 credit hours of formal, graded, graduate-level coursework*

  • 8 hours of 400 or 500 level courses in ME or TAM, 4 hours of which must be 500 level courses, and 4 hours of which may be 400 level courses 
  • 4 hours of additional 500 level courses in ME, TAM, or other Engineering, Math, or Physics
  • 20 hours of additional 400 or 500 level courses in ME, TAM, or other Engineering, Math, or Physics 

PROJECT REQUIREMENT

4 hours of ME 597 Independent Study**

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

MSE 492 Fundamentals of Laboratory Safety (must be completed in year 1)

Seminar Requirement

 

*Courses applied toward the MS degree must be approved by the Associate Head for Graduate Programs.

**Thesis-option students: no more than 8 hours of ME 599 can be applied toward the degree. Non-thesis-option students: no more than 4 hours of ME 597 can be applied toward the degree. Transfer students: No more than 8 hours of transfer credit from an outside institution can be applied towards the degree. If you are considering transferring credit from an outside institution, please see the Graduate Student Handbook for instructions. Please note that you cannot transfer credit hours that have been counted toward a degree you have already completed.