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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