Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 30

Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 36

Program Code: M675

The requirements listed on this degree check sheet apply to the following concentrations in Mechanical Engineering:

  • Combustion - M675 Q126
  • Controls - M675 Q151
  • Fluid Mechanics - M675 Q256
  • Heat Transfer - M675 Q321
  • Mechanical Engineering General - M675 Q448
  • Solid Mechanics - M675 Q618

Thesis Option

Mathematics/Advanced Engineering Analysis
Choose 3 hours of graduate-level coursework in mathematics or advanced engineering analysis3
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Choose 12 hours of AME courses at the 5000 level or higher 112
Electives
Choose 9 hours 29
Thesis
AME 5980Research for Master's Thesis6
Total Credit Hours30

Non-Thesis Option

Mathematics/Advanced Engineering Analysis
Choose 3 hours of graduate-level coursework in mathematics or advanced engineering analysis3
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Choose 18-21 hours of AME courses at the 5000 level or higher 118-21
Electives
Choose 12-15 hours 212-15
Total Credit Hours36

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 32 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.