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2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

Mechanical Engineering (MSE)

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The Mechanical Engineering MSE program provides students a strong background in principles of mechanical engineering and a thorough knowledge of the latest technologies in the field extending beyond the undergraduate experience.  The program is designed to meet the unique needs of working professionals.

Admission Information

The Graduate Programs Office serves as the primary source of information for all prospective graduate students, providing detailed guidance and resources to facilitate the application process.  Up-to-date and comprehensive details regarding admissions procedures, requirements and deadlines can be found on the program page on the Graduate Programs website.

Transfer of Credit

With approval of the Engineering Graduate Coordinator, students may transfer in, or elect as graduate non-candidates for degree (NCFD), up to eight credits of graduate-level courses in engineering.  See Transfer of Credit  in the Graduate Study  section for more information.

Academic Rules and Regulations

See the College of Innovation and Technology (CIT) , College of Innovation and Technology Graduate Programs  and Graduate Study sections for rules and regulations pertaining to all Innovation and Technology graduate programs.


B. Concentration of Choice (8 credits)

Two graduate-level engineering courses from one of the following concentrations, with a minimum grade of B (3.0) in each course:

C. Option of Choice (8 credits)

One of the following options:

Thesis Option

Students electing the thesis option must secure a thesis advisor and enroll in two thesis courses. Successful completion and oral defense of the thesis is required to earn credit for these courses. All these must conform to university standards.

Non-Thesis Option

  • Two additional graduate-level AUE, EGR and/or MEE courses, including at most one independent study, with a minimum grade of B (3.0) in each course
  • Satisfactory performance on the master’s level exit examination

Minimum Credits for the Degree: 32 credits

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