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M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) provides advanced study, preparing students for a wide range of careers including the following industries: aerospace, automotive, robotic and unmanned systems, clean and alternative energy, and bio-mechanical systems. The program has two tracks; a broad track in Mechanical Systems designed to allow students to create a customized plan of study, and a focused track in High Performance Vehicles. Students in the Mechanical Systems track may choose to participate in a thesis or non-thesis program. Students in the High Performance Vehicle track will complete a two semester group research project. Each option requires a total of 30 credit hours. Students are required to submit a plan of study during their first semester in the graduate program, and course selections and changes must be approved by the graduate program coordinator. Candidates in either track may continue on to doctoral studies if accepted into program.

Mechanical Systems Track

Thesis Option

ME 501Modeling Methods in Mechanical Engineering3
ME 700AResearch Methods3
ME 700Graduate Thesis6
Mechanical Systems Electives15
General Electives3
Total Credits30

Non-Thesis Option

ME 501Modeling Methods in Mechanical Engineering3
ME 700AResearch Methods3
Mechanical Systems Electives15
General Electives9
Total Credits30

Mechanical Systems Electives

Select five of the following:15
Digital Control Systems
Advanced Mechatronics
Clean Energy Systems
Unmanned and Autonomous Vehicle Systems
Design for Manufacturing and Assembly
Hydrogen and Hybrid Vehicle Systems
Micro-Electrical Mechanical Systems
Sensor Processing with Applications
HVAC Systems
Mechanical System Design
Modeling and Simulation of Linear Dynamic Systems
Structural Design Optimization
Modern Control Systems
Modern Control Systems
Modern Control Systems
Mechanical Engineering Practicum
Biofluid Mechanics
Biomechanics
Structural Crashworthiness and Impact Safety
Advanced Modeling Methods in Mechanical Engineering
Automation and Additive Manufacturing
Computational Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Advanced Model-Based Control Design
Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
Design and Manufacturing of Biomedical Devices
Vehicle Safety and Occupant Protection
Advanced Vehicle Dynamics
Fundamentals of Systems Engineering
Introduction to Systems Engineering Management
Total Credits15

General Electives

General Electives can be courses chosen from the Mechanical Systems electives above, and from appropriate graduate courses offered by the College of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences with program coordinator approval. Students may also obtain general elective credit for completing the graduate internship.

High Performance Vehicles Track

ME 501Modeling Methods in Mechanical Engineering3
SYS 560Introduction to Systems Engineering Management3
High Performance Vehicle Electives12
General Electives6
ME 690High Performance Vehicles Graduate Research Project 13
ME 692High Performance Vehicles Graduate Research Project 23
Total Credits30

High Performance Vehicles Electives

Selective four of the following12
Advanced Mechatronics
Unmanned and Autonomous Vehicle Systems
Hydrogen and Hybrid Vehicle Systems
Sensor Processing with Applications
Structural Crashworthiness and Impact Safety
Computational Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow
Vehicle Safety and Occupant Protection
Advanced Vehicle Dynamics
Total Credits12

General Electives

General Electives can be courses chosen from the High Performance Vehicles electives above, and from appropriate graduate courses offered by the College of Engineering or the College of Arts and Sciences with program coordinator approval. Students may also obtain general elective credit for completing the graduate internship.