Course Requirements for M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Core Courses – to be taken by all MS students (6 credit hours plus graduate seminar)

  • EGM 5315 Intermediate Analysis of Mechanical Systems
  • EGM 5346 Computational Engineering Analysis
  • EGM 5354 Finite Element Method Application in Mechanical Engineering
  • EGM 6422 Advanced Analysis of Mechanical Systems
  • EML 6725 Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • EML 6935 Graduate Seminar

Major Area Core Courses – Select one area with advisor’s approval (choose 12 credit hours)

Thermo/Fluid

  • EML 5103 Intermediate Thermodynamics
  • EML 5104 Classical Thermodynamics
  • EML 5152 Intermediate Heat Transfer
  • EML 5606C Advanced Refrig and A/C Design
  • EML 5615C Computer Aided Design in A/C
  • EML 5708 Advanced Design of Thermal and Fluid Systems
  • EML 5709 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
  • EML 6153C Advanced Heat Transfer
  • EML 6154 Conduction Heat Transfer
  • EML 6155 Convection Heat Transfer
  • EML 6157 Advanced Radiation Heat Transfer
  • EML 6712C Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • EML 6714 Advanced Gas Dynamics
  • EML 6725 Computational Fluid Dynamics

Please note this is a partial list.  Check with the graduate advisor for other courses in this area that are not listed here.

Mechanics/Materials

  • EGM 5346 Computational Engineering Analysis
  • EGM 5354 FE Methods Applications in ME
  • EGM 5615 Synthesis of Engineering Mechanics
  • EGM 6570 Fracture Mechanics
  • EMA 5001 Physical Properties of Materials
  • EMA 5295 Principles of Composite Materials
  • EMA 5507C Analytical Technicques of Materials Science
  • EMA5935 Advanced Topics in Materials Engineering
  • EMA 6127C Advanced Physical and Mechanical Metallurgy
  • EMA 6165C Polymer Physics and Analytical Techniques
  • EML 5125 Classical Dynamics
  • EML 5562 Advanced Electronic Packaging
  • EML 6223 Advanced Vibrational Analysis
  • EML 6233 Fatigue and Failure Analysis

Please note this is a partial list.  Consult the graduate advisor for other courses in this area that are not listed here.

CAD/CAM/Manufacturing

  • EML 5385 Identification Techniques of Mechanical Systems
  • EML 5505 Smart Machine Design and Development
  • EML 5509 Mechanical Design Optimization
  • EML 5530 Intermediate CAD/CAE
  • EML 5562 Advanced Electronic Packaging
  • EGM 5615 Synthesis of Engineering Mechanics
  • EML 5808 Control Technology for Robotics System
  • EML 5825 Sensors and Applied Machine Intelligence
  • EML 6223 Advanced Vibrational Analysis
  • EML 6532 Advanced CAD/CAE
  • EGM 6570 Fracture Mechanics
  • EML 6805 Advanced Design of Robots

Please note this is a partial list.  Consult the graduate advisor for other courses in this area that are not listed here.

Other requirements

Students must take 6 credits of coursework outside their declared major area of study, called the minor area of study.  This minor area coursework may be taken within the MME Department OR may be taken from courses in Environmental Engineering, EE, CE, CS, Engineering Management, Mathematics and Life Sciences at the 5000 or 6000 level. 

All coursework must be chosen with the approval of the major professor.

Thesis option students must take at least 6 credits of 6000-level coursework, not counting thesis credits.  Non-thesis option students must take at least 9 credits of 6000-level coursework including the project.

Thesis/Non-Thesis Requirements

A THESIS option student must take a minimum of 6 credits of thesis EML 6971.  A student doing NON-THESIS MS  replaces the thesis credits by taking 9 credits of coursework.

A THESIS option student may take a maximum of three credits of EML 6908 Independent Studies on a letter grade basis toward course credits.  A NON-THESIS MS student may take EML 6908 twice, one time for the project in which she/he will develop a project with his/her student advisor and once more as an independent studies elective.