Master's Degree Program

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (thesis or non-thesis option) requires 30 credit hours. Requirements for the M.S. are 24 credit hours of coursework and 6 credit hours of thesis research. The M.S. non-thesis option requires 30 credit hours of coursework. Both degrees require students to complete a minimum of 9 credit hours in one Research Division area. The remaining requirements come from technical electives (that can be taken inside or outside the department)  and other ME graduate-level courses. 

M.S. Thesis Degree

Course Title Credit Hours
MEGN502 ADVANCED ENGINEERING ANALYSIS 3
MEGN503 GRADUATE SEMINAR (enrollment required every fall/spring semester) 0
RESEARCH
CORE
Research Division Core Courses (all students must select one Research Division and complete a total of 9 credits from that division. See list below) 9
ME ELECTIVES *ME Electives can be any ME course at 400-500 level 3
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES Technical Electives (courses outside the department must be approved by Advisor/Thesis Committee) 9
MEGN707 GRADUATE THESIS/DISSERTATION RESEARCH CREDIT 6
  Total Credits  30


M.S. Non-Thesis Degree

Course Title Credit Hours
MEGN502 ADVANCED ENGINEERING ANALYSIS 3
RESEARCH
CORE
Research Division Core Courses (all students must select one Research Division and complete a total of 9 credits from that division. See list below) 9
ME ELECTIVES *ME Electives can be any Mechanical course at 400-500 level 9
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES Technical Electives (courses outside the department must be approved by Advisor)  9
  Total Credits  30

*Students can apply up to 9-credit hours of 400-level course work toward their degree.
This can come fronm ME Electives or Techical Electives or a combination of both. 


RESEARCH DIVISION COURSES

Course Title Credit Hours Semester
BIOMECHANICS CORE COURSES  
MEGN514 CONTINUUM MECHANICS 3 Every Fall
MEGN531 PROSTHETIC AND IMPLANT ENGINEERING 3 Odd Spring
MEGN532 EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS 3 Every Fall
MEGN535 MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HUMAN MOVEMENT 3 Every Spring
MEGN536 COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS 3 Every Fall
MEGN540 MECHATRONICS 3 Every Spring
ROBOTICS CORE COURSES  
MEGN540 MECHATRONICS 3 Every Spring
MEGN544 ROBOT MECHANICS: KINEMATICS, DYNAMICS, AND CONTROL 3 Every Fall
MEGN545 ADVANCED ROBOT CONTROL 3 Every Spring
MEGN591

ADVANCED ENGINEERING DESIGN METHODS

3 TBD
MEGN593 ENGINEERING DESIGN OPTIMIZATION 3 TBD
MEGN598 RISK AND RELIABILTY IN ENGINEERING DESIGN 3 TBD
Recommended Techical Electives for Robotics
CSCI404 Artificial Intelligence 3 Every Spring
CSCI507 Introduction to Computer Vision 3 Every Fall
CSCI573 Human-Centered Robotics 3 Every Spring
SOLID MECHANICS AND MATERIALS CORE COURSES  
MEGN511 FATIGUE AND FRACTURE 3 Odd Fall
MEGN512 ADVANCED ENGINEERING VIBRATION 3 Every Fall
MEGN514 CONTINUUM MECHANICS 3 Every Fall
MEGN515 COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS 3 Every Fall beginning in 2018
MEGN598 MICROMECHANICS/HOMOGENIZATION 3 TBD
MEGN598 NONLINEAR MECHANICS 3 TBD
THERMAL-FLUID SYSTEMS CORE COURSES  
MEGN501 ADVANCED ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS 3 Every Fall
MEGN552 VISCOUS FLOW AND BOUNDARY LAYERS 3 Every Spring
MEGN553 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTATIONAL TECHNIQUES FOR FLUID DYNAMICS AND TRANSPORT PHENOMENA 3 Every Spring
MEGN566 COMBUSTION 3 Every Fall
MEGN571 ADVANCED HEAT TRANSFER 3 Every Fall 

*Division Course offerings and Semester Offered are subject to change

Course descriptions found in the graduate Mines Catalog.
M.S.Non-Thesis Program Plan of Study formPDF versionText only version for advising.

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