The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering is offered by the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. Your course of study includes Advanced Mechanics of Materials, Control of Dynamic Systems, and Mechanical Behavior of Materials as well as additional courses in mechanical engineering, science, mathematics, and computer engineering. Both a research-based thesis option and a project-based non-thesis option are offered.
Student Learning Outcomes
Mechanical engineering is concerned with quantitative analysis and application of engineering science to solve engineering problems. The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering prepares students for future engineering practice that requires a higher level of mastery in mechanical engineering. It is best suited for individuals with backgrounds in mechanical engineering or related areas (such as materials science or physics). The degree includes courses in computer-based modeling, advanced mechanics of materials, control of dynamics systems, thermo-fluids, and mechanical behavior of materials as well as a limited number of additional courses in science, mathematics, or engineering.
This program develops students who can:
1. Apply analytical techniques to solve engineering problems.
2. Through either a thesis or research project, demonstrate the ability to define a problem, perform background research, identify a project or research methodology to address the problem, and contribute towards solutions or further understanding of the problem.
3. Communicate effectively, in writing and presentations, the results of research or project work.
4. Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge, beyond the undergraduate-level, of mechanical engineering
Graduates would go on to careers which focus on advanced technology. They may find research positions in federal laboratories, higher-level technical positions in industries, or may seek to further their education through a doctoral program in engineering at another university.
Program Requirements - Combined Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Successful applicants to our program usually meet the following criteria:
- Hold a bachelor's degree in mechanical or manufacturing engineering or a closely related field.
- Undergraduate GPA: At least 2.75 overall, or at least 3.0 in advanced coursework
- The departmental faculty members have active projects in thermo-fluid sciences, system dynamics and control, materials, medical devices and mechatronics, and learning technologies. Prospective students are encouraged to learn about the research being performed in the MME department and contact individual faculty to discuss their interests further.