Academic Credit: A minimum of 30 semester hours credit in graduate-level courses will be required. These are distributed as follows:
Core Courses 12 s.h.
Discipline Specialization Courses 9 s.h.
Approved Electives 6 s.h.
Master’s Project 3 s.h.
Total Academic Credit 30 s.h
1. Core Courses:
GEN- 601 Life-Cycle Design Engineering 3 s.h.
GEN -602 Product Assurance Engineering 3 s.h.
GEN -603 Analysis and Simulation Methods 3 s.h.
GEN -604 Test and Evaluation Engineering 3 s.h.
2. Discipline Specialization Courses: The discipline specialization allows the student to further develop his/her ability in a narrow area of engineering. Each specialization must have a minimum of three courses. The primary specializations and the cognizant departments are as follows:
Civil Engineering: Environmental Systems, Structural Systems, Transportation Systems
Electrical Engineering: Control Systems, Electrical Power Systems, Micro/ Nanoelectronics, Sensor Systems, Software Engineering, Telecommunication Systems
Mechanical Engineering: Aerospace Systems, Manufacturing Systems, Systems Engineering, Thermal Energy Systems
The student will select courses for his/her specialization from an approved list. Department Advisors may approve other specializations. GEN-590 and GEN-600 may be used as discipline specialization courses. Advisors may also approve appropriate courses from other AAMU departments or courses taken elsewhere.
3. Approved Elective Courses: To allow additional diversity, approved elective courses may be included to complete the course requirements, the number of such electives depending on the number of courses taken in the specialization. These electives may be drawn from other specialty areas or may include approved graduate courses from other AAMU departments or elsewhere as approved by the advisor. In certain cases and as appropriate, advanced courses needed as prerequisites to other program courses may be included.
4. Master’s Project: The Master’s Project is a significant completion requirement. For this, the student registers in GEN-690 Materiel Engineering Project.
The activity is initiated by a seminar covering the requirements, with an emphasis on reports typical in the engineering profession. The project subject, which must be approved by the student’s department advisor, must relate one or more topics from core courses with a detailed topic from a specialty course, providing a state-of-the-art treatment based on available literature. The student then acts independently in developing the report.
Information sources would include journals, trade publications, and government and industry reports. Other than the assessment of this existing information, no original research is required. Source information must be referenced in a professional style. The final report will be reviewed by the department advisor, with a Pass/Fail/Incomplete grade.
Transfer Credit. With the approval of the department advisor, graduate credit may be transferred into this program from study at AAMU and/or other colleges and universities. This would be limited to 12 semester hours if the credit has not been used in completing a graduate program, and 6 semester hours if previously used in completing a graduate degree. All such courses must have been completed with a grade of “B” or better and must have been taken while the student was in a graduate status.