Mechanical Engineering M.S.M.E.
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Prepare for a career in mechanical engineering with the online Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Depending on your interest, you can choose from three program tracks. In the Accelerated B.S. to M.S.M.E. track, you’ll take graduate-level courses while completing your bachelor’s degree program. In the Mechanical Systems track, you’ll learn about mathematical methods, mechanics of materials, dynamics and continuum mechanics. And in the Thermofluids track, you’ll learn about mathematical methods, heat transfer, fluid mechanics and classical thermodynamics.
The Mechanical Engineering program offers both thesis and nonthesis options in the Accelerated BS to MS, Mechanical Systems, and Thermofluids tracks. Each track requires 30 credit hours of courses, of which 24 credit hours must be formal course work, exclusive of thesis and research.
Students may choose from the following MSME tracks: Accelerated BS to MS, Mechanical Systems, and Thermofluids. Each track offers both thesis and nonthesis options with the thesis option requiring 24 credit hours of formal courses, and six credit hours of thesis. The nonthesis option requires 30 credit hours of courses.
All students must identify an adviser and file an official degree program of study prior to the completion of 9 credit hours of study. Students should consult with the MAE Graduate Program Director for assistance in filling out their program of study. The program of study must be met with departmental approval.
A student with an undergraduate degree outside of the selected departmental discipline may be required to satisfy an articulation program. Substitutions to the program of study must meet with the approval of the adviser and the department. More information is available from the MAE departmental website listed above.
For the Accelerated track, the Mechanical Engineering BS is awarded after completion of 120 university credit hours and 71 hours of engineering courses and all other university requirements, and the Mechanical Engineering MS is awarded upon completion of the master’s program. Courses designated in General Education Program and Common Program Prerequisites are usually completed in the first 60 hours (see engineering major requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog).
The thesis option requires 30 credit hours, at least half of which must be at the 6000 level and will include 6 credit hours of thesis credit. A student pursuing the thesis program may not register for thesis credit hours until an advisory committee has been appointed and the committee has reviewed the program of study and the proposed thesis topic.
The College of Engineering and Computer Science requires that all thesis defense announcements be approved by the student’s adviser and posted on the college’s website and on the Events Calendar at the College of Graduate Studies website at least two weeks before the defense date.
At least 24 credit hours of the program of study must be course work, exclusive of thesis and research.
The nonthesis option is primarily designed to meet the needs of part-time students and requires 30 credit hours of course work, at least one-half of which must be at the 6000 level. In addition, students pursuing the nonthesis option are required to take EML 6085 Research Methods in MMAE or EML 6918 Directed Research as part of their 30-credit-hour course requirement. At least 24 credit hours of these programs of study must be course work, exclusive of research and thesis credit hours.