M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Students will:

  • Apply fundamental mechanical engineering professional practices to analyze, design, and implement mechanical engineering systems.
  • Apply knowledge of advanced topics in mechanical engineering.
  • Analyze and interpret appropriate research literature.
  • Demonstrate professional communication and oral presentation skills using appropriate media.
  • Apply an ethical and professional framework to decision making.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering is granted to students who complete the coursework described below. Students may choose Non-Thesis, Graduate Research Project, or Thesis Option. Thesis and GRP students are required to complete 12 credit hours in one of the Areas of Concentration listed below. Non-Thesis students are required to complete 15 credit hours in one of the areas of concentration below.  

Thesis Option

EGR 600Research Methods for Engineers3
ME 501Modeling Methods in Mechanical Engineering3
ME 700Graduate Thesis6
ME AOC Core Courses12
General Electives *6
Total Credits30

Non-Thesis Option

EGR 600Research Methods for Engineers3
ME 501Modeling Methods in Mechanical Engineering3
ME 540Mechanical Engineering Practicum3
ME AOC Core Courses15
General Electives *6
Total Credits30

GRP Option

EGR 600Research Methods for Engineers3
ME 501Modeling Methods in Mechanical Engineering3
ME 690Graduate Research Project 13
ME 692Graduate Research Project 23
ME AOC Core Courses12
General Electives *6
Total Credits30

Areas of Concentration

Thesis and GRP students are required to complete 12 credit hours in one of the Areas of Concentration listed below. Non-Thesis students are required to complete 15 credit hours in one of the Areas of Concentration below.  

High-Performance Vehicles Core Courses

Advanced Mechatronics
Introduction to Autonomous Vehicle Systems
Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
Introduction to the Finite Element Method
Sensor Processing with Applications
Advanced Kinematics and Mechanics
Advanced Vehicle Dynamics

Robotics and Autonomous Systems Core Courses

Advanced Mechatronics
Introduction to Autonomous Vehicle Systems
Perception Methods for Autonomous Systems
Sensor Processing with Applications
Modern Control Systems
Advanced Kinematics and Mechanics
Field Robotics
Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
Path Planning and Navigation

Thermal-Fluid Sciences Core Courses

Clean Energy Systems
Computational Heat Transfer
Introduction to the Finite Element Method
HVAC Systems
Computational Biofluid Mechanics
Advanced Modeling Methods in Mechanical Engineering
Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
Conduction and Radiation Heat Transfer
Convection Heat Transfer
Intermediate Heat Transfer
Viscous Flow
Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics
Turbulent Flows

General Mechanical Engineering Core Courses

Advanced Mechatronics
Clean Energy Systems
Introduction to Autonomous Vehicle Systems
Design for Manufacturing and Assembly
Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
Computational Heat Transfer
Perception Methods for Autonomous Systems
Introduction to the Finite Element Method
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
Field Robotics
Mechanical Engineering Practicum
Computational Biofluid Mechanics
Computational Biomechanics
Introduction to Continuum Mechanics
Introduction to Continuum Mechanics
Tissue Biomechanics
Advanced Modeling Methods in Mechanical Engineering
Automation and Additive Manufacturing
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Advanced Model-Based Control Design
Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
Design and Manufacturing of Biomedical Devices
Advanced Vehicle Dynamics
Path Planning and Navigation
Conduction and Radiation Heat Transfer
Convection Heat Transfer

General Electives

*

All ME AOC Courses

All 500 & 600 Level ME courses

Most 500 & 600 Level AE/EE/CIV/SE/CEC/CS courses with prior approval by MSME program coordinator

DS 540/544/615

EP 501/505/605

MA 502/504/510/520/541/543/550/553/610/625

Tentative Course offering schedule

Fall Semester

  • Even years – ME 501, 503, 514, 520, 530, 540, 548, 631, 690
  • Odd years - ME 501, 503, 508, 514, 520, 530, 540, 542, 548, 690 

Spring Semester

  • Even years – ME 511, 514, 525, 527, 540, 620, 622, 692, EGR 600
  • Odd years – ME 511, 514, 525, 540, 560, 601, 615, 620, 692, EGR 600

(Note:  ME 514, 525 and 548 are taught under ME and AE prefixes.)