The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering is primarily intended for students with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering or a closely related discipline obtained from a recognized accredited institution.
The Thermofluids track in the MSME program requires 30 credit hours, including 12 credit hours of required courses, 12 credit hours of elective courses selected from a list of approved courses, and 6 credit hours in a thesis or nonthesis option.
Total Credit Hours Required: 30 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree
Please note: Mechanical Engineering (MSME) - Thermofluids may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.
International students (F or J visa) are required to enroll in a full-time course load of 9 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. Only 3 of the 9 credit hours may be taken in a completely online format. For a detailed listing of enrollment requirements for international students, please visit http://global.ucf.edu/. If you have questions, please consult UCF Global at (407) 823-2337.
UCF is not authorized to provide online courses or instruction to students in some states. Refer to State Restrictions for current information.
A bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or a closely related discipline. A student with an undergraduate degree outside of the selected departmental discipline may be required to satisfy an articulation program and take additional prerequisites.
Prerequisites (or equivalent)
- Differential Equations (MAP 2302)
- Modeling Methods in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (EML 3034C)
- Thermodynamics of Mechanical Systems (EML 3101)
- Heat Transfer (EML 4142)
- Energy Systems Laboratory (EML 4306)
- Fluid Mechanics II (EML 4703) or
- Propulsion Systems (EAS 4300)
12 Total Credits
- Complete the following:
- EML5060 - Mathematical Methods in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (3)
- EML5152 - Intermediate Heat Transfer (3)
- EML5713 - Intermediate Fluid Mechanics (3)
- EML6104 - Classical Thermodynamics (3)
12 Total Credits
- Complete at least 4 of the following:
- EML5402 - Turbomachinery (3)
- EML6155 - Convection Heat Transfer (3)
- EML6157 - Radiation Heat Transfer (3)
- EML6725 - Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer I (3)
- EML6131 - Combustion Phenomena (3)
- EML6154 - Conduction Heat Transfer (3)
- EAS6185 - Turbulent Flow (3)
- EML6712 - Mechanics of Viscous Flow (3)
- EAS6138 - Advanced Gas Dynamics (3)
- EAS5302 - Direct Energy Conversion (3)
- EAS5315 - Rocket Propulsion (3)
- EML5026C - Computational Engineering Analysis (3)
- EML5066 - Computational Methods in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (3)
- EML5105 - Gas Kinetics and Statistical Thermodynamics (3)
- EML6062 - Boundary Element Methods in Engineering (3)
- EML6144 - Boiling and Condensation Heat Transfer (3)
- EML6726 - Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer II (3)
6 Total Credits
- Complete 1 of the following
- Earn at least 6 credits from the following types of courses: EML 6971 Thesis Additionally, all student pursuing the thesis option must enroll in the following course: EML 5090 - Mechanical and Aerospace Seminar (0 credit hours) Students must register for the seminar course a minimum of two times during their graduate career in the master's program (thesis option). The students must also complete the course with a satisfactory (S) grade in both attempts. If the student does not complete the course with a satisfactory grade, the student will be asked to repeat the course to meet program requirements. Nonthesis Option
- Complete all of the following
- Earn at least 3 credits from the following:
- EML6085 - Research Methods in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (3 - 99)
- For students who work on a research topic with an MAE faculty, XXX 6918 Directed Research (3 credit hours) may be used to substitute EML6085 as the student's independent learning experience. In the case substitution XXX 6918 is approved, a letter must be provided by the member of the faculty supervising the directed research.
- Earn at least 3 credits from the following types of courses: Additional elective course.
Grand Total Credits: 30
Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.
Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student's graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.