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master of science in mechanical engineering

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) is a professional career-enhancing degree program that provides students with opportunities for professional development and career advancement, and provides employers with better skilled, more adaptable, and more productive career employees. The MSME program supports the university’s mission in fostering access and opportunity and application of knowledge responsive to the needs of a diverse student population and the social and economic needs of the state and region

About This Program

The program emphasizes the theory and application of advanced mechanical engineering principles utilizing analytical, computational, and experimental methods and tools. The goal of the program is to produce forward-looking engineering professionals who are capable of making significant contributions to society.

Students in the MSME degree program may opt for either the thesis (minimum of 30 semester hours) or the non-thesis (minimum of 33 semester hours) options. In either case, the program requires graduate-level courses with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, not including any make-up requirements specified by the ME Master’s Committee. Students may, upon departmental approval, transfer a maximum of twelve semester hours of approved graduate credits from an accredited institution.

Career Fields

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • Contracting civil engineer
  • Control and instrumentation engineer
  • Maintenance engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Nuclear engineer

Department Information

Visit the Mechanical & Civil Engineering and Construction Management website

Contacts Information

Dr. Showkat Chowdhury,

Coordinator, Mechanical Engineering Department
Arthur J Bond Engineering Hall
(256) 372-8401