Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering is a post-baccalaureate internship program leading to the professional degree of master of engineering. The objective of the program is to provide the engineering BS graduate the means for earning a terminal master’s degree. The capstone experience for the master of engineering degree may be a course design project, a well-organized and carefully chosen industrial internship, or an independent study project in place of the conventional thesis requirement of an MS degree.
This master’s degree is particularly well-suited to students who wish to study part-time, those interested in updating their technical skills, and those not focused on a research-oriented master of science thesis.The program consists of core courses (12 credit hours), concentration courses (16 credit hours), and elective courses (20 credit hours).
The program, although rooted in engineering, is significantly interdisciplinary, by design. The program may range from several colleges in the university, assembling courses that will best help students meet their professional objectives.
At least 32 credit hours of graduate-level coursework, including core courses, must be taken in the mechanical engineering department. Some possible concentration areas are business, print media, controls, manufacturing, materials science, thermo/fluids, and design engineering. A minimum of 48 credits is required for the master of engineering degree. Students may complete the program as a course-only program of study, with a capstone design project in a graduate elective course. Students may choose to complete a three-month industrial internship or a project that includes a paper (both worth 4 elective credits) as one of their elective courses.
Some possible concentration areas include business, print media, materials science, statistics, and design engineering. Students may also elect concentrations within mechanical engineering, such as thermo-fluids, systems & controls, mechanics & design, or vibrations. Students with a specific career interest may develop an individually customized concentration based on mutual agreement between the student and the department.
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Last updated December 10, 2017