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College of Engineering and Computing

Degree Programs

Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

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.


Program Objectives

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.

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