M.S. in Mechanical Engineering - Course Offerings

See Mechanical Engineering course descriptions for more information.

Required Courses

MC 400 Feedback and Control Systems
ME 451 Energy Conversion
ME 425 Engineering Applications of Numerical Applications
ME 470 Applications of Finite Element Analysis
SW 407 Introduction to Programming

Master's Thesis Option (6 credits)

The master's thesis tests students' abilities to formulate an original problem, solve it, and communicate and defend the results. Carefully supervised by a faculty member, the thesis involves gathering information, examining it critically, organizing it effectively, designing a solution and writing convincingly. This is a project that permits students to demonstrate skills that are basic to academic and industry work. Students choosing the thesis option may also submit it as a paper for publication in an appropriate refereed journal.

Core Concentration Courses

The following core concentrations are available (select one of these):

I Thermal Systems
ME 428 Computational Fluid Dynamics
ME 450 Gas Dynamics
ME 452 Gas and Heat Transfer
ME 453 Turbomachinery

II Mechanical Systems
MC 405 Design of Mechatronics Systems

ME 410 Vibration Analysis
ME 411 Advanced Kinematics
ME 412 Advanced Dynamics
ME 427 Applications of Fracture Mechanics in Engineering Design
ME 444 Mechanics of Composite Materials
ME 472 Applications of Theory of Elasticity

Additional Courses
ME 495 Independent Study
ME 496 Special Projects
ME 550 Thesis I
ME 551 Thesis II

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