Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (M.S.)

The George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Science

Program Description

Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (M.S.)

The George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Science

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Program Overview

Offered through the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the M.S. program in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering prepares students for leadership careers in government and industry. Students and faculty work together to explore solutions in areas such as mobile robots for search and rescue missions; defense and environmental monitoring; smart materials; and plasma-based methods for reinforcing industrial plastics in transportation vehicles.

Students choose from the following areas of focus:

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Design of mechanical engineering systems
  • Fluid mechanics, thermal sciences, and energy
  • Industrial engineering
  • Solid mechanics and materials science
  • Structures and dynamics
  • Robotics, mechatronics, and controls

Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (M.S.)

3

  • Credit hours
    • With thesis: 24 credit hours of coursework + 6 credit hours of thesis research
    • Without thesis: 33 credit hours of coursework
  • Duration: Full-time (enrolled min. 9 credit hours per semester) or part-time (min. 3 credit hours per semester)

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Areas of Focus

Aerospace Engineering

Required

  • APSC 6212 Analytical Methods in Engineering II
  • or APSC 6213 Analytical Methods in Engineering III
  • MAE 6286 Numerical Solution Techniques in Mechanica land Aerospace Engineering

One of the following:

  • MAE 6207 Theory of Elasticity I
  • MAE 6221 Fluid Mechanics
  • MAE 6276 Mechanics of Space Flight

Electives

Remaining credits in aeroacoustics, aeronautics, astronautics, propulsion, or space systems elective courses.

Design of Mechanical Engineering Systems

Required

  • MAE 6243 Advanced Mechanical Engineering Design
  • MAE 6251 Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
  • MAE 6286 Numerical Solution Techniques in Mechanica land Aerospace Engineering

Electives

Remaining credits in computer-aided design, computer-integrated design, and manufacturing, mechanical engineering design, or robotics courses.

Fluid Mechanics, Thermal Sciences, and Energy

Required

  • APSC 6213 Analytical Methods in Engineering III
  • MAE 6221 Fluid Mechanics
  • MAE 6286 Numerical Solution Techniques in Mechanica land Aerospace Engineering

Electives

Remaining credits in elective courses.

Industrial Engineering

Required

  • EMSE 6755 Quality Control and Acceptance Sampling
  • EMSE 6770 Techniques of Risk Analysis and Management
  • MAE 6201 Intro to Manufacturing
  • MAE 6252 Projects in Computer-Integrated Design and Manufacturing

One of the following:

  • MATH 2233 Multivariable Calculus
  • APSC 3115 Engineering Analysis III
  • CSCI 1041 Introduction to FORTRAN Programming
  • CSCI 1121 Introduction to C Programming
  • CSCI 1131 Introduction to Programming with C

Electives

Remaining credits in elective courses in two approved three-course sequences, one in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the other in a cooperating department in SEAS.

Solid Mechanics and Materials Science

Required

  • APSC 6213 Analytical Methods in Engineering III

Two of the following:

  • MAE 6210 Continuum Mechanics
  • MAE 6238 Biomaterials
  • MAE 6239 Computational Nanosciences

Electives

Remaining credits in elective courses.

Structures and Dynamics

Required

  • APSC 6213 Analytical Methods in Engineering III
  • MAE 6207 Theory of Elasticity I
  • MAE 6286 Numerical Solution Techniques in Mechanica land Aerospace Engineering

Electives

Remaining credits in elective courses.

Robotics, Mechatronics, and Controls

Required

  • MAE 6245 Robotic Systems
  • MAE 6246 Electromechanical Control Systems

One of the following:

  • MAE 6240 Kinematic Synthesis
  • MAE 6242 Advanced Mechanisms
  • MAE 6243 Advanced Mechanical Engineering Design

Electives

Remaining credits in elective courses.

M.S. Admissions Requirements

Applicants must submit the following materials in order to be considered for admission into a master's program at SEAS. All materials except test scores must be uploaded to the online application form:

Online Application

Transcripts

  • Scanned copies of unofficial transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned; the program was not completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.
  • Please ensure that all transcripts are properly scanned and attached to the online application form. Otherwise, applicants will receive notifications requesting legible transcripts, which may delay review of their application.
  • Please do not mail official transcripts unless you are instructed to do so by a SEAS admissions officer. Admissions decisions are based on unofficial transcripts.
  • For international applicants, please see additional requirements for attaching foreign transcripts to the online application.

GRE scores

  • The Graduate Records Examination (GRE) is required of all applicants, except for those applying for a Combined Five-Year Program.
  • GRE scores must be sent to institution code 5246 through the Educational Testing Service (ETS).
  • There is no minimum score required on the GRE for admission. However, applicants are encouraged to score within the 90th percentile of the Quantitative section of the exam in order to be considered competitive. To see average GRE scores from the most recent incoming class, visit the Graduate Student Profile.

English proficiency exam scores (international applicants)

  • International applicants who did not receive a degree from an institution situated in the United States or English-speaking country must also submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic exams.
  • Please view the International Admissions section for information on English language exam score requirements and sending scores to GW.

Letters of Recommendation

  • A minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation is required to be submitted with the online application form. These may be from your academic advisor, professor, and/or employer.

Statement of Purpose

  • Applicants must include an essay of 250-500 words that clearly states their purpose in undertaking graduate study at the George Washington University; explains their academic objectives, research interests, and career plans; and discusses related qualifications including collegiate, professional, and community activities, as well as any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned.
  • It is strongly encouraged that essays stay within the 500-word limit. While applicants are not penalized for submitting longer essays, concise essays are more effective in demonstrating an applicant's motivation.
  • The Statement of Purpose must be written by the applicant. Any essay found to have been written by anyone other than the applicant, or plagiarized from other published materials, will be withdrawn from consideration.

Résumé/CV

  • A current résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) should be uploaded with the online application form.
  • If you have published articles in peer-reviewed publications, please include them as a hyperlink.

M.S. applicants must also demonstrate the following requirements in order to be considered for admission:

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering, a physical science, or mathematics with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for the last 60 credits of undergraduate work.
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