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2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering, M.S.M.E.

About the Mechanical Engineering Master’s Program

Three general plans of study are available for the master’s degree: (1) the thesis option consisting of 24 hours of graduate coursework and 6 hours of credit for the master’s thesis; (2) the non-thesis report option consisting of 27 hours of graduate coursework and 3 hours of credit for the master’s report; and (3) the non-thesis coursework only option consisting of 30 hours of graduate coursework. The decision on which plan to follow is made jointly by the student and the advisor. Each option has a set of required core courses and a set of elective courses that are selected in consultation with the student’s advisor. Each of the three options requires a final comprehensive evaluation during the semester of intended graduation.

An alternative plan of study to obtain a master’s degree is the accelerated BS/MS program. ME undergraduate students are eligible to apply in the semester where they will obtain 90 credit hours in their BS degree. Students must satisfy both MS and BS degree course requirements; however, they can count 9 credit hours of graduate-level courses toward MS and electives in their BS degrees.