Total Minimum Hours: 30 credit hours
Core 12 credit hours
Additional courses 18 credit hours
Core Requirements 12 credit hours
Specialization 9 hours
All Master's Major students must complete a total of 9 core credit hours from two categories. Students should choose 3 credit hours of course work from each of the following specialization areas:
Fluid and Thermal Science - 3 credit hours
EML 6105:Advanced Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
EML 6154:Advanced Conduction Analysis
EML 6713:Advanced Fluid Mechanics
EML 6930:Special Problems I: Convection Heat Transfer
Mechanics, Manufacturing, and Materials -3 credit hours
EML 6653: Applied Elasticity
EML 6930:Special Problems I: Advanced Manufacturing
EML 6930: Special Problems I: Advanced Materials
EML 6570:Fracture Mechanics
EML 6290:Micro and Nano Manufacturing
Dynamical Systems and Controls - 3 credit hours
EML 6273:Advanced Dynamics of Machinery
EML 6930:Special Problems I: Advanced Controls
EML 6930:Special Problems I: Advanced Vibrations
EML 6801:Robotic Systems
All students must also complete either
EML 6931: Special Problems II: Advanced Mathematics or
EML 6930: Special Problems I: Advanced Mathematics II in order to satisfy core requirements.
Additional Coursework - 18 credit hours
In addition to these 12 credit hours, the non-thesis option MSME degree requires a minimum of 18 credit hours of approved graduate level coursework, for a total of 30 semester hours. Thesis option M.S.M.E. degree requires 12 credit hours of approved graduate level coursework and a minimum of 6 thesis hours for a total of 30 semester hours.
For the thesis option, successful defense of the thesis satisfies the comprehensive exam requirement.
For the non-thesis option, in lieu of the comprehensive exam, a portfolio containing project reports submitted as part of the coursework requirement for two out of three specialization areas will be submitted to the Department upon application of graduation. The Graduate Coordinator and Graduate Committee members of the Department will evaluate and approve the portfolio. The portfolio must be successfully completed and approved to satisfy the comprehensive exam requirement for graduation.
Thesis Option- 6 credit hours
EML 6971 Thesis: Master's
Thesis option M.S.M.E. degree requires a minimum of 6 thesis hours. Thesis option MSME students must present a typed final draft to the Supervisory Committee and Graduate Advisor one week before the final oral examination. The Department of Mechanical Engineering has available, on request, the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Handbook, which delineates the Department's entrance requirements, programs of study, supervisory committee formation, and major completion requirements.
Note Due to accreditation guidelines, Accelerated Majors must total 150 combined credit hours after sharing credit hours. Contact the department for information.
Accelerated B.S.M.E. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S.M.E. in Mechanical Engineering
The B.S.M.E. requires a total of 128 hours and the M.S.M.E. requires 30 hours. By sharing six (6) credit hours, the total credit hours earned will be 152 hours.
Refer to each major for specific admission and curriculum requirements. For consideration in the Accelerated Major, students must:
- Have completed 15 hours in the undergraduate major
- Have a minimum 3.33 GPA overall; and
- Have a minimum undergraduate 3.50 GPA in the major.
Shared Courses (6 credit hours)
The following courses will satisfy six (6) credit hours of Mechanical Engineering elective coursework:
EML 6653 Applied Elasticity
EML 6713 Advanced Fluid Mechanics