Curriculum - Mechanical Engineering, MS

To earn a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree at the School of Engineering, you must complete 30 credits as outlined in the required courses below. At least 9 credits will be fulfilled through your chosen specialty.

Required Courses

ME 6003 Applied Mathematics in Mechanical Engineering, Credits: 3.00
ME 6043 Transport Phenomena, Credits: 3.00
ME 6213 Introduction to Solid Mechanics, Credits: 3.00
ME 6603 Digital Control Systems, Credits: 3.00 or ME 6703 Linear Control Theory and Design I, Credits: 3.00
ME xxxx Required for Specialty Area, Credits: 6.00 total
ME xxxx Electives Approved by Graduate Adviser, Credits: 6.00 total
Free Electives, Credits: 6.00 total

Specialty

Select 1 of the 3 specialties offered below. You should specify which you are interested in during the admissions process or during your first advising session. To complete a specialty, you need to take only 2 courses, provided one does not choose the thesis option, and complete 30 credits with 10 courses (4 required+2 specialty, 2 free electives and 2 ME elective).

Controls and Dynamic Systems Specialty

3 courses from:
ME 5643 Mechatronics, Credits: 3.00
ME 5653 Microelectromechanical Systems, Credits: 3.00
ME 6603 Digital Control Systems, Credits: 3.00
ME 6613 Sensor Based Robotics, Credits: 3.00
ME 6703 Linear Control Theory and Design I, Credits: 3.00
ME 6713 Linear Control Theory and Design II, Credits: 3.00
ME 7613 Non-Linear Systems: Analysis & Control, Credits: 3.00
ME 7623 Co-Operative Control, Credits: 3.00
ME 7703 Optimal Robust Control, Credits: 3.00

Fluid Dynamics and Thermal Systems Specialty

3 courses from:
ME 5103 Biomedical Dynamic Fluids, Credits: 3.00
ME 6013 Thermodynamics, Credits: 3.00
ME 6043 Transport Phenomena, Credits: 3.00
ME 7063 Convective Heat Transfer, Credits: 3.00
ME 7073 Conductive Heat Transfer, Credits: 3.00
ME 7083 Radiative Heat Transfer, Credits: 3.00
ME 7113 Viscous Flow and Boundary Layers, Credits: 3.00
ME 7123 Turbulent Flow, Credits: 3.00
ME 7133 Compressible Flow, Credits: 3.00
ME 7153 Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, Credits: 3.00
ME 7163 Experimental Methods in Thermal-Fluid Sciences, Credits: 3.00
ME 8033 Combustion, Credits: 3.00
ME 8043 Theory of Propulsion, Credits: 3.00

Mechanics and Structural Systems Specialty

3 courses from:
ME 5243 Composite Materials, Credits: 3.00
ME 5443 Vibrations, Credits: 3.00
ME 6213 Introduction to Solid Mechanics, Credits: 3.00
ME 6223 Advanced Mechanics of Materials, Credits: 3.00
ME 6253 Mechanics of Non Materials, Credits: 3.00
ME 6513 Advanced Dynamics, Credits: 3.00
ME 7213 Elasticity I, Credits: 3.00
ME 7243 Advanced Composite Materials, Credits: 3.00
ME 7323 Failure Mechancis, Credits: 3.00
ME 7333 Non-Destructive Evaluation, Credits: 3.00
ME 7353 Fracture Mechanics, Credits: 3.00
ME 7443 Advanced Vibrations, Credits: 3.00
ME 8213 Elasticity II, Credits: 3.00
ME 8273 Mechanics of Cellular Materials, Credits: 3.00

Important Credit and Course Notes

  • To graduate, you must have a 3.0 GPA or better in each of the following:
    • In the average of all graduate courses taken at the School of Engineering (whether or not some of these courses are being used to satisfy specific degree requirements)
    • In the average of all courses submitted for the graduate degree
    • In each guided studies, readings, projects, thesis, courses, or credits enrolled
  • You must take at least 21 credits out of the 30 credits needed for the degree at the School of Engineering. In other words, 9 credits may be transferred from elsewhere.
  • No more than 6 credits in “Guided Reading” courses are allowed
  • Validation credit is not allowed, but the graduate adviser may waive specific requirements (and substitute designated ones), based upon your prior studies or experience
  • Transfer credits are not granted for the following:
    • Undergraduate courses
    • Courses counted toward satisfying undergraduate degree requirements
    • Courses not related to the graduate program as stated in this catalog
    • Courses that received a grade lower than B
  • You must complete your degree in 5 years, unless a formal leave of absence is approved before the period for which studies are interrupted
  • If you decide to do a ME 9973 Master Thesis (9 credits) as part of your work for the degree, those 9 credits will be counted against 3 out of the 6 credits in ME electives, 3 out of the 6 credits in ME Required for the Specialty Area credits, and 3 out of the 6 credits of Free Electives.
  • You are not allowed to submit more than 3 courses (9 credits), starting with a 5 for MS degree requirements satisfaction
  • Departmental electives include courses with a mechanical (ME), aerospace (AE), or materials (MT) prefix, plus departmental thesis or project credits
  • All courses and program details are subject to adviser approval