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M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

The Master of Science degree 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, energy systems, and biomedical systems. The program has three tracks; a broad track in Mechanical Systems designed to allow students to create a customized plan of study, a focused track in High Performance Vehicles, and a focused track in Robotic Systems. Students in the Mechanical Systems track may choose to participate in a thesis or non-thesis program. Students in the High Performance Vehicle track or the Robotic Systems 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 any track can continue on to doctoral studies.

Mechanical Systems Track Thesis Option

ME 501Modeling Methods in Mechanical Engineering3
ME 700AResearch Methods3
ME 700Graduate Thesis6
Mechanical Systems Electives15
General Electives *3
Total Credits30

Mechanical Systems Track Non-Thesis Option

ME 501Modeling Methods in Mechanical Engineering3
ME 700AResearch Methods3
Mechanical Systems Electives15
General Electives *9
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
Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
Micro-Electrical Mechanical Systems
Introduction to the Finite Element Method
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
Advanced Kinematics and Mechanics
Mechanical Engineering Practicum
Computational Biofluid Mechanics
Computational Biomechanics
Structural Crashworthiness and Impact Safety
Introduction to Continuum Mechanics
Tissue Biomechanics
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
Path Planning and Navigation
Fundamentals of Systems Engineering
Introduction to Systems Engineering Management
Total Credits15

High Performance Vehicles Track

ME 501Modeling Methods in Mechanical Engineering3
SYS 560Introduction to Systems Engineering Management3
or HFS 520 Team Performance
High Performance Vehicle Electives12
General Electives *6
ME 690Graduate Research Project 13
ME 692Graduate Research Project 23
Total Credits30

High Performance Vehicles Electives

Select four of the following12
Advanced Mechatronics
Unmanned and Autonomous Vehicle Systems
Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
Introduction to the Finite Element Method
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

Robotic Systems Track

ME 501Modeling Methods in Mechanical Engineering3
ME 700AResearch Methods3
Robotic Systems Electives12
General Electives *6
ME 690Graduate Research Project 13
ME 692Graduate Research Project 23
Total Credits30

Robotic Systems Electives

Select four of the following12
Advanced Mechatronics
Unmanned and Autonomous Vehicle Systems
Sensor Processing with Applications
Modern Control Systems
Advanced Kinematics and Mechanics
Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
Path Planning and Navigation
Total Credits12

General Electives