Master of Science (M.S.): 24 hours of graded course work (5 core courses and 3 electives) + 6 hours of thesis preparation
Master of Engineering (M.E.): 30 hours of graded course work (5 core courses and 5 electives)
A thesis is required of all students seeking the M.S. degree. The student's academic advisor must approve the subject of the thesis. The UofSC Graduate School will furnish general thesis regulations upon request. Any student who wishes to use university facilities or to confer with the faculty on thesis work must be officially enrolled for thesis credit.
A student's M.S. Thesis Committee consists of the student's advisor and a second reader of the student's thesis.
Thesis Presentation and Defense
The thesis presentation is to be open to all members of the university community and guests. During the Fall and Spring semesters, the presentation and defense are to be conducted during normal business hours and on a day that faculty are expected to be on campus. The Graduate Director must approve the date and time of presentations given during the summer sessions.
Publication Requirement for M.S. Students
An educational objective for M.S. students is that they have the ability to communicate their research results through oral presentations and written publications. Consistent with this objective, an M.S. student is required to submit, based on research performed while at UofSC, at least one conference paper (or abstract with presentation) or one journal paper prior to graduation.
For the M.E. degree, a student passes the comprehensive exam by demonstrating competence in a written exam.
Red denotes core courses and black denotes electives.
|Fall (Year One)||Spring (Year One)||Fall (Year Two)||Spring (Year Two) *Optional|
|Mechanics of Solids and Structures||
EMCH 577: Aerospace Structures I
EMCH 571: Mechanical Behavior of Materials
EMCH 508: Finite Element Analysis in Mechanical Egnineering
EMCH 777: Aerospace Structures II
EMCH 585: Introduction to Composite Materials
EMCH 721: Aeroelasticity
EMCH 785: Design of Composite Materials for Aerospace Structures
ENCP 707: Continuum Mechanics
EMCH 544: Compressible Flow
EMCH 744: Aerodynamics and Fight Mechanics
EMCH 794: Thermodynamics
|Design and Control||
EMCH 532: Intermediate Dynamics
EMCH 516: Control Theory in Mechanical Engineering