The mission of the graduate program in Mechanical Engineering is to provide graduate students with learning opportunities for acquiring a broad foundation of mechanical engineering knowledge, an in-depth research experience at the frontiers of mechanical engineering, and skills for life-long learning and professional development.
Consistent with its mission, the graduate program has the following educational objectives for the graduates of its ME degree programs:
- The graduates shall have expertise in a core subject area of Mechanical Engineering or Nuclear Engineering.
- The graduates shall have a working knowledge of various areas of Mechanical Engineering or Nuclear Engineering and in allied fields, including other engineering disciplines, the sciences, and mathematics.
- The graduates shall have the basic skills needed for life-long learning and professional development.
Typical Course Work
The Master of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering is a non-thesis option Masters degree. It requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of course work at the 500-level or above and at least half of those courses should be numbered 700 or above. This course work must include the following core courses:
- EMCH 508: Intro to Finite Elements Analysis in Mechanical Engineering
- EMCH 584: Advanced Mechanics of Materials OR EMCH 532: Intermediate Dynamics
- Any two of EMCH 794: Thermodynamics, EMCH 751: Advanced Heat Transfer and ENCP 707: Continuum Mechanics
Note: All students must consult with their academic advisor and complete a Program of Study form during the first semester of enrollment. A new form must be submitted whenever it is necessary to modify the program of study.
Please refer to the Graduate Handbook [pdf] for further information.