Curriculum - MS in Mechanical Engineering 

The MSME requires the completion of 30 credit hours and a comprehensive exam. Students will pursue a non-thesis option that is intended for those who are employed full time in government or industry.

Other than delivery format, this program is identical to the degree program offered to traditional campus students. Live campus lectures are recorded and then made available to distance learning students. You will turn in all assignments online and examinations are conducted in predetermined, proctored locations thereby requiring no campus visits.  

  • A minimum of 18 credit hours of 500 level Mechanical Engineering courses, no more than 6 hours at the 400 level.
  • A minimum of 6 credit hours of mathematics.
  • Pass a comprehensive exam during the final semester of study. 
  • Curriculum must be approved by the graduate advisory committee.

Students can tailor their courses to focus on the following areas:

  • Acoustics
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Additive repair
  • Additive friction stir
  • Biomechanics
  • Combustion
  • Computer-aided automation
  • Computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer
  • Dynamic systems and control
  • Fatigue and fracture mechanics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Heat transfer
  • High strain rate mechanics
  • HVAC
  • Internal combustion engines
  • Materials processing and characterization
  • Mechatronics
  • Renewable and sustainable energy
  • Robotics
  • Smart manufacturing
  • Structural mechanics
  • Sustainable manufacturing
  • Vibrations