Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

General

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Program Description

Graduates can apply their new knowledge in a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, biomedical, energy, manufacturing, robotics, and thermal systems.

The program consists of advanced general mechanical engineering courses and graduate-level electives that increase knowledge, skills, and competency in their fields. The 30-credit hour program involves 8 required courses covering major areas of mechanical engineering e.g. solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, thermodynamics, design, manufacturing, dynamics and vibrations, and computational mechanics. The two elective courses are being determined to provide interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary knowledge in areas like project management, research projects in engineering and various other important and relevant topics.

Graduates with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering can apply their new knowledge in a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, biomedical, energy, manufacturing, robotics, and thermal systems.

Due to the advancement of technology, companies are increasingly seeking advanced knowledge in their workforce. The MSME program provides you that knowledge with a reasonable balance among work, school, and life.

Master's Program Requirements

The program consists of eight required courses and two electives.

Required Core Courses

  • ENGR 6120 - Applied Engineering Mathematics
  • ME 6210 - Advanced Manufacturing
  • ME 6220 - Advanced Solid Mechanics
  • ME 6230 - Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics
  • ME 6240 - Applied Engineering Design
  • ME 6250 - Advanced Dynamics and Vibrations
  • ME 6260 - Advanced Engineering Heat Transfer
  • ME 6270 - Advance Fluid Mechanics and Computational Fluid Dynamics

Elective Courses

Any two 3-credit hour graduate-level courses as long as they are 6000 or above and approved by the ME graduate program coordinator.

The following courses are approved electives for the MSME program:

  • SYE 6010 - Project Management Processes
  • QA 6602 - Total Quality
  • SYE 6005 - Introduction to Systems Engineering
  • ME 6800 - Master’s Project

The MSME program has four elective courses. Therefore, it is best to take elective courses in the following order (especially for international students who are required to maintain full-time status):

  • Fall Semesters: SYE 6005 - Introduction to Systems Engineering (offered in fall only)
  • Spring Semesters: SYE 6010 - Project Management Processes (offered in fall and spring)
  • Summer Semesters: QA 6602 - Total Quality (offered in summer and fall)
  • ME 6800 Master’s Project is also offered, which can be taken as an elective (3-credit hours) for the MSME program. MSME students will need to contact a faculty member to sign off on supervising the project.

Program Total (30 Credit Hours)

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Master's Program Admissions

Applicants to the Master of Science Program with a major in Mechanical Engineering must have the following qualifications to be eligible for this program:

  • An undergraduate degree in engineering, engineering technology, computer science, physical science, or another technically oriented major from an accredited college or university. Interested students from other disciplines may be admitted to the program but may be required to complete additional courses.
  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (on the 4.0 scale) or equivalent. Applicants with a GPA of 2.75 or better may be considered with strong work experience and letters of reference.
  • Official GRE scores meeting the current admission profile: 150 (450 on old scale) Verbal and 148 (600 on old scale) Quantitative. Applicants with lower scores may be accepted provisionally requiring additional preparatory course work.

Admission Requirements

International students can find more about special requirements here.

Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degre ... Read More

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. Read less
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