Non-Thesis Option

A student shall complete a minimum of 30 semester credit hours of graduate course work, and one semester of Graduate Seminar. Non-thesis students are encouraged to do a three-credit project under the independent study course registration. Up to nine credit hours of graduate course work from other departments may be included among the minimum of 30 credits. A maximum of six graduate credits from other accredited graduate programs completed with a ‘B’ or better and not counted toward a previous degree may be included in the study plan. The advisor and the Graduate Program Director must approve transfer courses if they are to be included in a study plan. A maximum of three credits of independent study beyond an independent project may be included in a study plan.

Non-thesis students are required to submit a formal report and presentation of the project, with the report and presentation evaluated by an examining committee that will include a minimum of three faculty members, at least two of whom should be from the department.

Elective Courses – Select with advisor’s approval (9 credit hours)

Refer to Graduate Elective Courses in Materials Science Engineering for a list of elective courses offered by the Mechanical & Materials Engineering Department.

Graduate electives may also include courses in EE, CE, CS, IE, Mathematics and Life Sciences at the 5000 or 6000 level. A maximum of 6 hours of electives may be taken outside the MME department. A maximum of three hours of EML 6908 Independent Studies taken on a letter grade basis may be used toward elective credits.