MS Degree Mechanical Engineering

Degree Requirements

The master's in Mechanical Engineering program delivers an educational experience that is rigorous, flexible and industry-relevant. Students enrolled in this program must complete the following:

  • 27 semester hours (9 courses) from MECH 500 and 600 level courses
  • A minimum of 12 semester hours at the 600 level
  • Successful completion of Engineering Mathematics (MECH 504)
  • A maximum of 1 elective course in another engineering department, taken with the consent of the Graduate Program Director.
  • An overall program GPA of 3.0 or higher

Please note the following:

  • A maximum of 4 courses (12 semester hours) may be taken in any given semester.
  • The Thesis Option (MECH 686) may be chosen to satisfy up to 6 semester hours of elective course requirement

Optional Thesis

The Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program offers a Master of Science degree with both a thesis or non-thesis option. For students interested in pursuing a Master of Science thesis, please contact us to learn about thesis requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Mechanical Engineering graduate program has established the following student outcomes:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve societal problems.
  2. An ability to design and synthesize a system to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, sociopolitical, and ethical.     
  3. An ability to conduct graduate level research using skills learned in various courses and publish their results in journals and /or conferences.    
  4. An ability to engage in life-long learning, function in multi-disciplinary teams, and communicate effectively.      
  5. An ability to understanding professional and ethical responsibility.