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Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

At the MS level students may pursue a program preparing for advanced practice or for MS thesis research. All MS students with assistantships are required to complete a thesis. Other students may elect either the thesis or non-thesis option. All course work must have the approval of the academic advisor.

MS ConcentrationsProgram Coordinators

Material Science

Professor Teiichi Ando

Mechanics

Professor Sinan Muftu

Mechatronics

Professor Nader Jalili

Thermofluids

Professor Mo E. Taslim

The MS in Mechanical Engineering can be combined with a Gordon Engineering Leadership certificate. Learn more about the benefits of this unique program.


The minimum semester hours required by students to complete this degree are listed below. Typically full-time students are able to complete these requirements in about two years, however it might take longer if the student completes a thesis or participates in co-op.

Degree RequirementsCourse-Only
Option
Project
Option
Thesis
Option
Engineering
Leadership
Required courses16 SH16 SH24 SH16 SH
Elective courses16 SH12 SH8 SH0 SH
MEIE 6800 Technical WritingN/A0 SH0 SHN/A
MEIE 6850 Research Seminar in
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
N/A0 SH0 SHN/A
Project/thesisN/A4 SH8 SHN/A
Leadership coursesN/AN/AN/A16 SH
Minimum semester hours required32 SH32 SH32 SH32 SH

* Updates to the Mechanical Engineering MS Curriculum

  • Mechanics Concentration
    • Addition: Course Work Option
      • Complete four course (16 semester hours) in the following subject areas: ME, MATL, or other graduate engineering or science courses.
    • Addition: Thesis Option
      • Electives: Complete four course (16 semester hours) in the following subject areas: ME, MATL, or other graduate engineering or science courses.
    • Addition: Project Option
      • Electives: Complete four course (16 semester hours) in the following subject areas: ME, MATL, or other graduate engineering or science courses.
  • Thermofluids Concentration
    • Addition: Thermofluids Concentration Course
      • ME 5685 Solar Thermal Engineering (4SH)
      • Elective
        • ME, MATL, or other graduate engineering or science courses.
    • Addition: Course Work Option
      • ME 5685 Solar Thermal Engineering (4SH)
    • Addition: Report Option
      • ME 5685 Solar Thermal Engineering (4SH)
  • Material Science Engineering Concentration
    • Addition: Course Work Option
      • Material Science
        • Complete four (16 semester hours) MATL courses (can include ME 5600 and ME 5645)
      • Electives
        • Complete four course (16 semester hours) in the following subject areas: ME, MATL, or other graduate engineering or science courses.
    • Addition: Thesis Option
      • Material Science
        • Complete four (16 semester hours) MATL courses (can include ME 5600 and ME 5645)
      • Electives
        • Complete four course (16 semester hours) in the following subject areas: ME, MATL, or other graduate engineering or science courses.
    • Addition: Project Option
      • Material Science
        • Complete four (16 semester hours) MATL courses (can include ME 5600 and ME 5645)
      • Electives
        • Complete four course (16 semester hours) in the following subject areas: ME, MATL, or other graduate engineering or science courses.
  • Mechatronics Engineering Concentration
    • Deletion: Mathematics Competency
      • ME 5657 Finite Element Method is not acceptable
    • Addition: Mechanics Competency
      • ME 5650 Advanced Mechanics of Materials (4SH)
      • ME 5657 Finite Element Method (4SH)
    • Change: Mechatronics Competency
      • Requires two courses (8 semester hours)
        • ME 5245 Mechatronic Systems (4SH)
        • ME 5659 Control and Mechatronics (4SH)
    • Addition: Electrical Competency
      • Requires 4 semester hours
    • Change: Course Work Option
      CHME 7231Chemical Process Dynamics and Control4 SH
      CS 5320Digital Image Processing4 SH
      CSYE 5250Robot Mechanics and Control4 SH
      EECE 5576Wireless Communication Systems4 SH
      EECE 5606Micro- and Nanofabrication4 SH
      EECE 5686Electrical Machines4 SH
      EECE 7242Integrated Circuits for Communications and Mixed-Signal Processing4 SH
      EECE 7359Multiprocessor Architectures4 SH
      EECE 7367Robotics and Automation Systems4 SH
      IE 5630Biosensor and Human Behavior Measurement4 SH
      ME 6260Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)4 SH
      ME 7247Advanced Control Engineering4 SH
      ME 7315Heat Transfer Processes in Microelectronic Devices4 SH
      • Complete three of the following courses:

      • AND - Any other ME or MATL course, or other graduate engineering or science course
    • Change: Engineering Project Option
      MEIE 6800Technical Writing Seminar0 SH
      MEIE 6850Research Seminar in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering0 SH
      ME 7945MS Project4 SH
      CHME 7231Chemical Process Dynamics and Control4 SH
      CS 5320Digital Image Processing4 SH
      CSYE 5250Robot Mechanics and Control4 SH
      EECE 5576Wireless Communication Systems4 SH
      EECE 5606Micro- and Nanofabrication4 SH
      EECE 5686Electrical Machines4 SH
      EECE 7242Integrated Circuits for Communications and Mixed-Signal Processing4 SH
      EECE 7359Multiprocessor Architectures4 SH
      EECE 7367Robotics and Automation Systems4 SH
      IE 5630Biosensor and Human Behavior Measurement4 SH
      ME 6260Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)4 SH
      ME 7247Advanced Control Engineering4 SH
      ME 7315Heat Transfer Processes in Microelectronic Devices4 SH

      AND - Any other ME or MATL course, or other graduate engineering or science course

      • Complete the following courses:
      • Complete two of the following courses:
    • Change: Thesis Option
      CHME 7231Chemical Process Dynamics and Control4 SH
      CS 5320Digital Image Processing4 SH
      CSYE 5250Robot Mechanics and Control4 SH
      EECE 5576Wireless Communication Systems4 SH
      EECE 5606Micro- and Nanofabrication4 SH
      EECE 5686Electrical Machines4 SH
      EECE 7242Integrated Circuits for Communications and Mixed-Signal Processing4 SH
      EECE 7359Multiprocessor Architectures4 SH
      EECE 7367Robotics and Automation Systems4 SH
      IE 5630Biosensor and Human Behavior Measurement4 SH
      ME 6260Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)4 SH
      ME 7247Advanced Control Engineering4 SH
      ME 7315Heat Transfer Processes in Microelectronic Devices4 SH

      AND - Any other ME or MATL course, or other graduate engineering or science course

      • Complete one of the following courses: