Master of Science
The Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering requires 24 hours of course work, 6 hours of thesis preparation and a thesis. The 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
- EMCH 794: Thermodynamics OR EMCH 751: Advanced Heat Transfer
- ENCP 707: Continuum Mechanics
Other courses should be of 500-level or above and at least half of those courses should be numbered 700 or above.
All candidates for the M.S. degree must defend the thesis in a public presentation and a comprehensive examination covering the major field of study is also required, which is conducted immediately following the thesis defense. The student's thesis committee administers this exam.
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 for further information.