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  Dec 14, 2017
 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering Major, MS


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Requirements

In mechanical engineering, two MS options are offered. Option I requires a thesis. Option II does not require a thesis and provides graduate students, including co-op and other off-campus students, the opportunity to focus their programs in special areas through extended course work.

Option I (Thesis)

  Hours Credit
1Course work total 24
Thesis    6
  Total 30

1 Courses in program (500-level or above) – 12 hours minimum. Mathematics (400-graduate level or above) – 6 hours minimum.

Option II (Non-Thesis)

  Hours Credit
1Course work total  30
  Total 30

1 Courses in program (500-level or above) – 18 hours minimum. Mathematics (400-graduate level or above) – 6 hours minimum.

For all program options, other 500-level engineering courses that are approved by the student's master's committee and the graduate programs committee may be substituted for the mathematics courses. All program options require participation in the departmental graduate seminars program and passing a final examination on all work submitted for the degree. The final examinations in Option II (non-thesis) will cover all course work. Students in this option also have to submit a written report and oral presentation of a project. The thesis option, Option I, requires submission and defense of a written thesis that demonstrates the ability to conduct and report an independent investigation.

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