College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture
MS in Mechanical Engineering
The master of science in mechanical engineering program emphasizes research-oriented courses for you to gain new skills and knowledge to meet today's industry demands and advance your career.
About the Major
The master of science in mechanical engineering program is a research-oriented program that focuses on the advancement of the fundamental body of knowledge in mechanical engineering while also fostering the development of skills in design and analysis. This program lets you study an area of interest as part of a graduate thesis. Work towards solving a contemporary problem and become a technical expert. This program is also ideal for those who endeavor to eventually pursue their doctoral degree in an area within engineering. You will be ready to conduct research more analytically and purposefully in the industry and in academia.
The following courses and requirements are recommended for those pursuing the master of science in mechanical engineering program.
For more information, and to see a complete list of degree requirements, visit the Course Catalog.
- M 515 | Methods of Applied Mathematics I
- ME 615 | Graduate Thesis in Engineering
- Electives (21 credits, see Course Catalog for more information)
Enrolled students may submit a proposal for admittance to the master of science degree program. Contact Laurie Granstrand, Manager of Graduate Programs, for more information.
Mechanical engineering graduate students focus their studies in the following areas:
- Acoustical Engineering, Aeroacoustics, and Noise Control
- Computational Mechanical Engineering
- Energy Engineering and Sustainable Design
- Machine Design
- Manufacturing and Metrology
- Renewable Energy Systems
- Robotics Engineering
- Simulation of Physical Phenomena and Systems
- Solid Mechanics
- System Controls
- Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer
You can solve more sophisticated fundamental and applied engineering problems pertaining to engineering analysis, computation, and design. Enjoy a personalized educational experience through our small classes and interaction with industry-experienced faculty, while staying on top of the most cutting-edge advanced technology.
Work within several well-equipped laboratories including:
- Acoustics and Noise Control Laboratory with reverberation and anechoic chambers
- Turbomachinery Laboratory with low and high-speed wind tunnels, cascade, and water table
- Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Energy Laboratory with a nuclear see-through reactor, heat exchangers, and HVAC system simulators
- Manufacturing and Metrology Laboratory with state-of-the-art quality control, inspection equipment, and scanning electron microscope
- Mechatronics and Robotics Laboratory
- Machine Design and Gears Laboratory
- Mechanics of Materials testing Laboratory
- Fluid Flow Laboratory with integrated piping and pumping networks
- Computational Mechanical Engineering and Systems Simulation Laboratory with state-of-the-art facilities for conducting design and simulation projects, including facilities for multimedia presentations and web-based educational technology tools
Interested in enrolling in the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program under the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA)? Here is what you need to submit your application.