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Masters of Science

The Master’s of Science (M.S.) degree includes both coursework and research, culminating in a thesis that constitutes an original contribution to knowledge in mechanical engineering. Students in the M.S. program work closely with a faculty advisor to develop and execute their research project. The curriculum (table below) is designed to give graduate students a strong foundation in advanced mathematics and mechanics, while also giving students the flexibility to explore topics of interest. More information on the program can be found in the Student Handbook.

Course Number and Title Credits
Mechanical Engineering Core

ME 501 Engineering Professional Development (1 cr)
ME 510 Continuum Mechanics (3 cr)

Mathematics Core

MATH 527 Introduction to Applied Mathematics For Scientists And Engineers or
MATH 536 Partial Differential Equations or
MATH 537 Principles of Applied Mathematics (3 cr)

Computational Core
MATH 565 Numerical Analysis I (3 cr)
MATH 571 Data Analysis (3 cr)
MATH 572 Computational Statistics (3 cr)
ME 536 Computational Fluid Dynamics (3 cr)
ME 570 Finite Element Methods (3 cr)
ME 571 Parallel Scientific Computing (3 cr)
Another course with a computational emphasis approved by the student’s advisor (3 cr)

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Courses

Courses with ME prefix to be selected with student input and approved by the supervisory committee.

Non-Mechanical Engineering Graduate Courses

Graduate courses in a related field. Masters students may take up to 6 credits of upper-division (300 level and above) undergraduate courses. Graduate College approval is required.


ME 593 Thesis

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