Sep 23, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Mechanical Engineering, M.S.


Mechanical Engineering Program Information 

Departmental Degree Requirements


Master of Science with Thesis Option


An MS program of study with thesis option requires a minimum of 22 credit hours of graduate course work (24 credit hour maximum), as specified in the student’s approved Program of Study, and either six (6) or eight (8) hours of thesis credit, for a total of 30 credit hours, completed under the supervision of the graduate thesis advisor. No more than nine (9) credit hours of the 22 credit hour total may be at the 5000-level. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required both to graduate and to remain in good standing in the program. The thesis requirement includes research, the findings of which must be submitted in writing and are subject to the policies and satisfaction of the Graduate School Office and the advisory committee. In addition, each student must pass a comprehensive exam which includes a defense of his/her research work before the advisory committee and submit the defense results to the College of Graduate Studies.

  • Advisor Approved Electives*, including ME 6910  (1 credit hour): 22-24 hours
  • Research and Thesis, ME 6990 : 6-8 hours
  • Total Degree Requirements: 30 hours

* Selection of appropriate courses (ME, CSC, ECE, MATH 5000, 6000, 7000 level) will be made in consultation with the student’s advisory committee and/or the graduate coordinator.

Master of Science with Non-Thesis Option


An MS program of study with non-thesis option requires a minimum of 33 credit hours of graduate course work, as specified in the student’s approved program of study. The program of study shall include 30 semester hours of formal, graded coursework, and three (3) semester hours of ME 6960 - Non-Thesis Project . At least seventy percent of the credit to be counted toward the MS degree (21 hours) must be at the 6000 level or above. The Non-Thesis project course will demonstrate the student’s capability to engage in independent learning. The content and format of the special topics course, including the comprehensive examination, will be entirely at the discretion of the student’s advisory committee. Typically the special topics course will be taken in the final semester listed on the program of study. 

  • Advisor Approved Electives*: 30 hours
  • Non-Thesis Project, ME 6960 : 3 hours
  • Total Degree Requirements: 33 hours

*Selection of appropriate courses (ME, ECE, CSC, MATH 5000, 6000, 7000 level) will be made in consultation with the student’s advisory committee and/or the graduate coordinator.