Accelerated Mechanical Engineering Option
Accelerated Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
For exceptional students enrolled in an engineering Bachelor of Science degree program, the Mechanical Engineering Department offers the opportunity to pursue a combined Master of Science degree program. In this option, up to nine (9) credit hours of graduate coursework may be taken to fulfill undergraduate technical elective requirements, advanced math elective or Professional development. These hours will count toward both the BS and MS degree requirements provided that the student is enrolled in the accelerated MS option and receives a B or better in the course. Graduate courses taken for technical elective credit must be selected from any of the track elective lists specified under the MSME degree program requirements.
Undergraduate students may apply to the accelerated MS option by submitting an application to the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program Coordinator. Students must have completed 88 credit hours toward an engineering BS degree and must have a 3.0 minimum GPA to be admitted to the program. The application must accompany 2 letters of recommendation from faculty in both the undergraduate and graduate programs to indicate (1) the applicant’s potential to successfully complete graduate-level work, and (2) evidence that the applicant has attained the foundational competencies for graduate degree studies. Students will be dropped from the program if their GPA falls below 3.0 or if they have not completed the MSME degree requirements within two years of finishing their undergraduate degree. BSME students in the accelerated MSME option can opt to replace the undergraduate requirement of CEME 396 (Coop Ed Mechanical Eng.) with ME 540 (Engineering Practicum).
The Bachelor of Science degree will be conferred upon completion of all bachelor’s degree requirements; the Master of Science degree will be conferred upon completion of all master’s degree requirements.
Technical electives must be chosen from any of the lists of track electives specified in the MSME program description.