Master’s Program

Major Steps in Master Program

When you first arrive

  1. Read the Graduate Catalog.
  2. Visit with the Graduate Coordinator.
  3. Meet with your Major Professor.

During your 1st semester

  1. Work with your Major Professor to plan your program of study and submit it to the ME Graduate Office. Note that at least one-half of the course work must be at the 8000 course level. (7990 experimental course and 7000 special problems course count as 8000.
  2. Establish a Graduate Committee with the advice of your Major Professor, and submit form to the ME Graduate Office.

During your last semester

  1. Apply for a degree and register for graduation.
  2. Work with your Major Professor and the ME Graduate Office to verify that your program of study and Graduate Committee are current and complete. Give any changes to the ME office.
  3. Schedule your final oral examination before the Graduate School deadline and notify the ME Graduate Office.
  4. Submit your thesis to your Graduate Committee (for M.S. thesis option) at least one week prior to the date for the final examination. The thesis must follow the Guidelines for Preparing Dissertations and Theses.
  5. Submit a brief synopsis of your presentation topic (for M.S. non-thesis option) to your Major Professor and Graduate Committee at least one week prior to the date for the final examination.
  6. Complete the final oral examination.
  7. For M.S. thesis option, submit your initial and final submission by deadlines to the Library Thesis and Dissertation Office.

Prerequisite requirements for applicants to the M.S. degree program who do not have a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

The philosophy used to establish the following criteria was that a Master's degree in ME implies that the graduate also has received prior undergraduate instruction in the design of energy systems and mechanical systems.

With this philosophy, the recommended prerequisite course requirements are as follows:

For entrance into the M.S. degree program

  1. Graduates with a B.S. degree in engineering must either have or obtain an undergraduate foundation in solid mechanics and thermal sciences.
  2. Graduates with a B.S. degree in science must demonstrate the mastery of content of the undergraduate ME program courses up through the senior courses in mechanical systems design and energy systems design.
  3. Graduates with a B.S. degree in technology must first obtain a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering.

A minimum grade point average of 3.00/4.00 must be obtained on all prerequisite courses, and no grades below C will be accepted.