A Master of Science degree with a major in reliability and maintainability engineering is offered through an interdepartmental program. Both thesis and project options are available. See the Graduate Catalog listings for the appropriate department in the Tickle College of Engineering and the Department of Business Analytics and Statistics for more information about the courses offered. The program can be completed on campus or through Distance Education. The Reliability and Maintainability Engineering Program Director is the contact for all students interested in the reliability and maintainability engineering major.
Concentrations (Optional) and Options Available
Aerospace Engineering — Thesis Option, Project Option
Biomedical Engineering — Thesis Option, Project Option
Chemical Engineering — Thesis Option, Project Option
Computer Engineering — Thesis Option, Project Option
Electrical Engineering — Thesis Option, Project Option
Industrial Engineering — Thesis Option, Project Option
Materials Science and Engineering — Thesis Option, Project Option
Mechanical Engineering — Thesis Option, Project Option
Nuclear Engineering — Thesis Option, Project Option
Applicants for admission to the MS program with a major in reliability and maintainability engineering are expected to have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited undergraduate program in engineering or physics. Students from other appropriate disciplines (e.g. chemistry, mathematics, etc.) can be admitted but additional engineering courses may be required. Entering students must have, as a minimum, competency in mathematics through ordinary differential equations. Submit online application to Office of Graduate Admissions.
Credit Hours Required
Minimum of 30 graduate credit hours
- Option Requirements
- Thesis Option: AE 500 , BME 500 , CBE 500 , ECE 500 , IE 500 , ME 500 , MSE 500 , or NE 500 (6 credit hours)
- Project Option:
- The course will be supervised by the student’s master’s committee.
- A written project proposal describing what the student will do in the course must be submitted in advance to the graduate student’s committee for approval.
- A written final report is required.
- The project course may be taken through the major professor’s department: CBE 580 , ECE 501 , IE 501 , ME 590 , or NE 598 .
- Reliability and Maintainability Engineering Core Courses (12 graduate credit hours):
- Statistics (6 graduate credit hours)
- IE 516 or STAT 567
- An additional course selected in consultation with the major professor and committee members
- Six credit hours of reliability and maintainability engineering elective courses or statistics elective courses chosen from these lists.
- Reliability and Maintainability Engineering Electives:
- Statistics Electives:
*Currently offered through distance education.
All courses are 3 graduate credit hour courses.
Note: For both the thesis and project option, at least two-thirds of the minimum required credit hours must be taken in courses numbered at or above the 500-level.
Additional Course Requirements
- Concentration Specific Courses: Courses taken for each of the concentrations come from the various subject areas in the Tickle College of Engineering and selected in consultation with the major professor and guidance committee. The concentrations represent the area of research for the thesis or project.
- Aerospace Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Nuclear Engineering
- Thesis Option: A final oral examination covering the thesis and related coursework.
- Project Option: A final oral examination covering the project and related coursework.