Mechanical Engineering M.S.M.E. (Thesis)

Admission Requirements

Regular

  1. Completed requirements for the bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in the proposed or closely related field of study in Mechanical Engineering.
  2. A 2.75 (4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average or higher on courses in undergraduate work, or equivalent.
  3. International students must meet College of Graduate Studies English Proficiency requirements (6.0 IELTS or 80 on TOFEL).

Provisional

A student may be granted provisional admission based upon the recommendation of the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering Graduate Coordinator and department chair.

Non-Degree

Non-degree students are accepted on an individual basis as space is available.

Degree Requirements:  30 Credit Hours (Thesis)1

Credit Hours
Core Requirements
MENG   7137Principles of Modeling and Simulation3
TMAE   7136Mechatronics I 3
TMAE   7530Research in Applied Engineering 3
Restricted Elective courses at or above the 5000G level as contracted with the faculty advisor and degree coordinator 12
Vehicle Dynamics
Vibration and Preventive Maintenance
Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
Mechanical System Design
Composite Materials: Manufacturing, Analysis, and Design
Renewable Energy
Wind Energy
Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
Applied Combustion
Engine Development and Performance
Biofuels Development and Testing
Automation and Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems
Robot Dynamics, Design and Analysis
Compressible Flow
Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics
Analysis of Energy Systems
Mechanical Controls
Mechatronics I
Mechatronics II
Heat Transfer Principles and Applications
Mechanics of Deformable Solids
Fracture Mechanics
Selected Topics in Mechanical Engineering
Special Problems in Mechanical Engineering
Additive Manufacturing Studio
Robotic Systems Design w/Lab
Computer Systems Design w/Lab
Control Systems with Lab
Wireless Communications Wireless Communications
Communication Systems Communication Systems w/Lab
Automated Manufacturing Systems
International Manufacturing
Manufacturing Applications in Information Technology
Capstone Activity
(Thesis)
MENG   7999Thesis6
Other Thesis Track Requirements: Comprehensive Exam
Comprehensive Exam
Total Credit Hours30

Thesis

Each candidate for the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering Thesis Track degree must complete a thesis on a subject approved by the adviser.  The major professor supervises the research, directs the writing of the thesis, and approves the thesis in its final form.  Prior to the final approval, the thesis is read by the thesis committee. The thesis must be defended in an oral examination before an approved committee prior to final approval and sign-off.

The style and format for the completed thesis shall follow that prescribed by the Director for the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree.  Procedural steps in the preparation of the thesis are as follows:

  • The prospectus for the thesis shall be submitted to the major professor and thesis committee for  approval.
  •  The student must prepare the thesis for electronic submission following the latest version of the   Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD): Student Guide to Preparation and Processing   manual.
  • The thesis must be electronically submitted to the ETD site for format check by the ETD format check submission deadline as stated in the University Calendar.
  • The final corrected thesis must be electronically submitted to the ETD site by the ETD format check submission deadline as stated in the University Calendar. The final document must be electronically approved by the Thesis Committee.
  • Thesis will be announced and defended by calendar.

See the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD): Student Guide to Preparation and Processing (latest version at the COGS Electronic Theses and Dissertation website).