The 32-credit online Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) was designed to help you gain advanced knowledge for research, analysis, and design in mechanical engineering.
The curriculum offers courses in thermal systems and mechanical systems and includes course work in:
- heat transfer
- foundations of fluid mechanics
- principles of turbomachinery
- automatic control systems
- solid mechanics
- engineering optimization
You must successfully complete 32 course credits; at least 12 of these credits must be 400- or 500-level mechanical engineering courses, and 18 credits must be at the 500 level. A maximum of 3 credits of ME 596: Individual Studies can be counted in this 32-credit total.
As part of the ME 596: Individual Studies course, you will be required to write a paper on a topic that you and your faculty adviser mutually agree is suitable for publication in a professional journal or presentation at a national or international conference, in order to obtain this degree.
Math Requirement: 3 credits of mathematics
- Credits must be chosen from the following courses: ME 512 and ME 550.
- Courses with a specific focus on numerical analysis will not count toward the mathematics requirement.
The online courses are collaborative, allowing you to build strong ties with other students and gain perspectives from other disciplines and industries. The program maintains maximum flexibility in an effort to meet both the professional needs of individual students and quality academic standards.