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The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and an undesignated Master of Science with a major in Engineering. Specific courses of study in the Mechanical Engineering major include fluid and thermal systems, and solid mechanics and machine design.

Requirements for Admission

Students should consult the Introduction to the College of Engineering section for information on general admission requirements.

General Requirements for Degree

Both thesis and non-thesis options are available under these two degree programs. Students enrolled in a thesis option follow a 30-hour program that is composed of 24 hours of coursework and six (6) hours of thesis (MECH 5398 and MECH 5399).

Non-thesis students follow a 36-hour program. For the Mechanical Engineering degree, the non-thesis option can include up to six (6) credit hours for Graduate Projects (MECH 5396 and MECH 5397). All students enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering program must take at least 18 semester hours of course work within their major if they are following the thesis option, or 24 semester hours if they are following the non-thesis option.

No more than six (6) semester hours of approved upper-level undergraduate coursework can be used to satisfy the degree requirements in the Mechanical Engineering programs. All coursework must be approved by the student's academic advisor and by the Graduate School. Specific requirements for each master’s program are available in the program office.

Professional Masters in Mechanical Engineering Track

The College offers a M.S degree tailored to mechanical engineering professionals.  The program is administered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Requirements for Admission

Applicants are expected to have a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or a related field.  Depending upon selected area of concentration, students may need to complete deficiency undergraduate coursework.

Requirements for the Professional Masters in Mechanical Engineering

The Professional MS in Mechanical Engineering is a 33-semester-hour non-thesis program.  Coursework includes on of the following two options:

  1. A minimum of fifteen (15) semester hours of mechanical engineering classes ((9) nine hours need to be 5000 level or higher).
  2. Three (3) semester hours of a graduate project.
  3. The balance of fifteen (15) semester hours in graduate classes that support the student's thematic focus.

Or

  1. A minimum of eighteen (18) semester hours of mechanical engineering classes ((12) twelve hours need to be 5000 level or higher).
  2. the balance of fifteen (15) semester hours in graduate classes that support the student's thematic focus.

The student is required to develop a course plan of the classes out of the mechanical engineering program that he/she wishes to take and a statement of how these classes satisfy the student's area of interest.  This must be approved by the Graduate Program Director of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.  Thematic areas may include the following: manufacturing, product development, management, systems, biomechanical, aerospace.

Degree Plan

Required Credits:30

MS in Mechanical Engineering (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Major Electives:
Select eighteen hours of the following:18
Graduate Research
Graduate Research
Solid Mechanics I
Heat Transfer I
Heat Transfer II
Fluid Dynamics
Adv Mechanical Design
Structural Dynamics
Thermodynamics
Solid Mechanics II
Analytical Dynamics
Special Topics Mechanical Engr
Individual Studies
Graduate Research
Graduate Projects
Graduate Projects
Graduate Research
Thesis/Non-Thesis Option:
Select one sequence below:6-12
Thesis Option:
Thesis
and Thesis
Professional Track Option:
Select nine additional hours of graduate courses in BIOL, CE, CHEM, CS, ECON, EE, GEOL, IE, IMS, MATH, MECH, MFG, MGMT, MIT, MME, PHYS, SE:
Graduate Research
Graduate Research
Mathl Methods for Mech Eng
Solid Mechanics I
Heat Transfer I
Heat Transfer II
Comp. Fluid Dynamics
Fluid Dynamics
Adv Mechanical Design
Structural Dynamics
Thermodynamics
Adv Finite Element Analysis
Solid Mechanics II
Mech of Composite Materials
Analytical Dynamics
Space Systems Design
Aerospace Propulsion
Aerospace Structures
Aero Dynamics and Controls
Special Topics Mechanical Engr
Individual Studies
Graduate Research
Graduate Projects
Graduate Projects
Thesis
Thesis
Graduate Research
Other Electives:
Select six additional hours of graduate courses in BIOL, CE, CHEM, CS, ECON, EE, GEOL, IE, IMS, MATH, MECH, MFG, MGMT, MIT, MME, PHYS, SE:3
Independent Research
Seminar
Ethical, Soc/Pol Dimensions
Independent Research
Select Adv Topics Biol Science
Resrch Biological Science
Herpetology
Biology of the Pleistocene
Rsrch Funding & Prof Developmt
Biogeography
Biosystematics
Ecology of Desert Organisms
Advances/Evolutionary Theory
Ultrastructure
Mammalogy
Advances Immunological Concept
Advances in Ecological Theory
Biostatistics
Physiology of Bacterial Cell
Structure/Funct Macromolecules
Synthesis/Degrad Macromolecule
Mechanisms-Cellular Toxicity
Molecular Pathogenesis
Ecosystem Toxicology
Intro Bio I:Basic Seq. Comp.
Intro Bio II: Gene Find/Compar
Internship in Biological Sci.
Post-genomic Analysis
Genomic Analysis and Assembly
Limnology
Thesis
Thesis
Independent Research
Resrch in Biological Sciences
Independent Research
Independent Research
Environmental Pathobiology
Gene Regulation
Physiological Regulatory Mech
Cell Physiology
Membrane Biology
Rsrch Funding & Prof Developmt
Adv Research Techniques
Biodiversity
Molecular Parasitology
Independent Research
Dissertation
Dissertation
Independent Research
Independent Research
Independent Research
Individual Studies
Graduate Research
Individual Studies
Graduate Research
Grndwtr Hydro & Polltn
Engineering Analysis
Adv Design of Struct Systms
Advanced Structural Analysis
Finite Element Method (3-0)
Risk/Reliability Anal-Engr Sys
Structural Buckling/Stability
Environmental Processes
Water Reclamation & Reuse
Stats Methods for Civil Eng
Bridge Engineering
Civil & Environmental Syst Eng
Advanced Geotechnical Eng.
Wastes Management (3-0)
Prestressed Concrete
Construction Management
Design for Dynamic Loads
Air Pollution Control
Air Pollution Modeling
Methods Engineering Computatio
Plates and Shells
Surface Water Hydrology
Hydraulic Computer Application
Biol Unit Operations/Processes
Adv Phy-Chem Water Treat
Design-Filtrat'n/Membrane Proc
Mech Pavement Design/Analysis
Foundation Design II
Geotech. Site Investigation
Advanced Civil Eng. Materials
Sustainable Engr Design
Structural Loads Models
Traffic Engineering
Foundation Design I
Highway Geometric Design
Traffic Flow/Simulat Modeling
Urban Transportation Planning
Adv Travel & Infra Demand Anal
Infrastrct Ntwk Flow Anal/Opti
Infrastrct Syst Design & Eval
Construction Dispute Resolutn
Temporary Construction Methods
Constr Cost Analysis & Bidding
Engl-Span for Const Managers I
Engl-Span for Const Mangrs II
Construction Internship
Construction Law and Ethics
Construction Scheduling
Construction Safety
Construction Methods
Special Topics Civil Engr
Individual Studies
Earth Construction
Residential Construction
Graduate Research
Construction Claims
Graduate Projects
Graduate Projects
Thesis
Thesis
Environmental Eng Chemistry
Graduate Research
Graduate Research
Civil Engineering Seminar
Doctoral Research
Infrastructure Management
Engineering Analysis (3-0)
Infrastructure Engineering
Water Resources Mgmt
Adv Traffic Engineering
Infrastructure Planning
Intermodal Transportation Sys
Mod Methods/Engr Computation
Doctoral Research
Dissertation
Dissertation
Graduate Seminar
Graduate Research in Chemistry
Modern General Chemistry
Advanced Analytical Chemistry
Contem Topics Analytical Chem
Advanced Organic Chemistry I
Advanced Organic Chemistry II
Contem Topics Organic Chemistr
Contemp Topics in Biochemistry
Anal./Model of Bio Structures
Advanced Physical Chemistry I
Advanced Physical Chemistry II
Contemp Topics Physical Chem
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Contemp Topics Inorganic Chem
Graduate Research in Chemistry
Thesis
Thesis
Graduate Seminar
Graduate Research in Chemistry
Teaching Practicum - Chemistry
Advanced Analytical Chemistry
Contemp Topics in Analyt Chem
Advanced Organic Chemistry I
Advanced Organic Chemistry II
Contemp Topics in Organic Chem
Advanced Biochemistry
Contemp Topics in Biochemistry
Adv Physical Chemistry I
Advanced Physical Chemistry II
Contemp Topics in Phys Chem
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Contemp Topics Inorganic Chem
Graduate Research in Chemistry
Dissertation
Dissertation
Logical Foundations of CS
Computer Networks
Artificial Intelligence I
Theory of Computation
Human-Computer Interaction
Topics in Language Processing
Topics in Adv Database Systems
Parallel & Concurrent Program
Secured Web-Based Systems
Advanced Operating Systems
Advanced Computer Architecture
Advanced Algorithms
Interval Computations
Computer Security
Topics/Emerg.Comput Paradigms
Topics/Intelligent Computing
Ethical & Legal Issues in Tech
Software Safety & Risk Anlysis
Spec. & Desgn of Real-Time Sys
Graduate Student Internship
Software Construction
Software Reverse Engineering
Comp. Dec Making & Risk Anal
Cyber-Sec for Critical Op Tech
Software Engineering
Topics in Software Engineering
Model-Based Software Devlpmnt
Topics in Software Assurance
Software Requirements Engr
Software Architecture & Design
Software Integration and V&V
Software Project Management
Software Engineering Practicum
Special Topic Computer Science
Individual Studies
Graduate Research Methods
Graduate Research
Graduate Projects
Graduate Projects
Master's Thesis
Master's Thesis
Graduate Research
Doctoral Research
Doctoral Research
Logical Foundations of CS
Theory of Computation
Adv Computer Architecture
Advanced Algorithms
Special Topics
Individual Studies
Graduate Research Methods
Doctoral Research
Dissertation
Dissertation
Doctoral Research
Microeconomic Theory
Macroeconomic Theory
Business Economics
Applied Mathematical Economics
Managerial Economics
Monetary & Fiscal Pol & Prob
Public Choice
Public Sector Economics
Urban Economics
Economic Impact Modeling
Industrial Organization/Policy
Global Econ Environment-Mgrs
Applied International Economic
Economic Development
Latin American Economics
Country Risk Analysis
Border Economics
Applied Econometrics
Econometric Forecasting
Panel Data & Discrt Chce Modls
Directed Indiv Study-Economics
Special Topics
Professional Report-Economics
Thesis
Thesis
Seminar, Microeconomic Theory
Graduate Seminar
Laboratory for EE 5318
Individual Studies
Clinical Rotations-Engineers
Graduate Research
Graduate Seminar
Medical Device Practicum
Individual Studies
Graduate Research
Probability & Random Processes
Computational Methods for EE
Linear Systems Analysis
Antenna Theory
Semiconductor Device Physics
Advanced Optoelectronic Device
Modern Semiconductor Devices
Electronic Material Processing
Nanoelectronics
BME for Global Health
Adv Digital Communications
Statistical Detection/Estimate
Telemedicine & Imaging Informa
BME Dev Design & Regulation
Data Communications
Coding and Error Correction
Data Compression
Adv Fiber Optic Communications
Systems Engineering Fundamtls
Systems Engineering Mgmt
Requirements Engineering
Integratn, Verifictn, Validatn
Sp Proj Practicum in Sys Eng
Physiological Systms Measurmts
Med Diag & Theraptc Instrmtn
Biomed Signal & Image Process
Tomographic Imaging
Contmp Topics in Bioelectmgntm
Telemedicine & Img Informatics
Biomechatronics
Computer Vision
Fuzzy Logic & Engineering
CMOS Digital Circuit Design
Operating Systems
Digital Signal Processing
Image Processing
Advanced Digital Syst Design I
ASIC Design and Test
Computer Architecture I
Computer Architecture II
Advanced VLSI Design
Network Protocols
Energy Sustainability
Smart Grid Fundamentals
Control of Electric Power
High Frequency Power Converter
Power System Operations
Radar Signal Processing
Special Topics Electrical Engr
Individual Studies
Research Methods
Graduate Research
Graduate Projects
Graduate Projects
Thesis
Thesis
Graduate Research
Graduate Research
Graduate Research
Clinical Rotations-Engineers
Doctoral Clinical Research
Graduate Research
Doctoral Seminar
Medical Device Practicum
Graduate Research
Semiconductor Device Physics
Modern Semiconductor Devices
BME for Global Health
Telemedicine & Imaging Informa
BME Dev Design & Regulation
Physiological Sys & Meas
Medical Diag & Therap Devices
Telemedicine & Img Informatics
Biomechatronics
Special Topics
Individual Studies
Research Methods
Graduate Research
Dissertation
Dissertation
Graduate Research
Graduate Research
Graduate Research
Graduate Seminar
Geology of the Southwest
Selected Topics in Geol Scien
Directed Study in Geology
Selected Topics in Geol Scienc
Directed Study in Geology
Graduate Research in Geol Sci
Computer Appl in Earth Sci
Earth Structure
Earth Materials
Studies in Oceanography
Paleobiology
Planetary Geology
Mineral Resrcs, Econ & Environ
Intro Entrepreneurial Geosci
Adv Entrepreneurial G.S.
Selected Topics-Geological Sci
Hydrogeology
Petroleum Geology
Environmental Tracers in Water
Isotope Geology
Advanced Petrology
Environmental Geochemistry
Electron Probe Microanalysis
Directed Study in Geology
Sandstone Petrography
Sedimentary Depositional Envir
Basin Analysis
Quantit Techniq Geological Sci
Low Temperature Geochemistry
Global Biochemical Cycles
Petroleum Geochemistry
Paleoclimatology
Nuclear Fuel Cycle
Applied Quaternary Geology
Graduate Research in Geol Sci
Environmental Risk Assessment
Geol/Mineral Resources Mexico
Thesis
Thesis
Fundamentals of Earth Science
Fundmtls/Fld Meth in Earth Sci
Directed Study in Geology
Adv Topics in Geological Scien
Directed Study in Geology
Doctoral Research in Geol Sci
Directed Study in Geology
Adv Topics in Geological Scien
Dissertation
Dissertation
Advanced Structural Geology
Tectonic Geomorphology
Sandstone Petrography
Carbonate Petrogrph & Dep. Env
Sedimentary Depositional Env
Sequence Stratigraphy
Hydrogeology
Environmental Tracers in Water
Groundwater in Geological Proc
Planetary Science
Doctoral Research in Geol Sci
Graduate Seminar
Comprehensive Integrat of IE
Advanced Work Design
Industrial Statistics
Adv Concepts in Safety Eng
Adv Production/Inven Control
Linear and Combin Optimiz Meth
Design/Analysis Indust Exprmnt
Advanced Engineering Economy
Computer Simulation Appli
Adv Ergonomics/Process Design
Advanced Quality Control
Quality Engineering
Green Energy Manufacturing
Special Topics Industrial Engr
Individual Studies
Graduate Research
Graduate Projects
Thesis
Thesis
International Mfg. Internship
International Mfg. Internship
Graduate Seminar
Elemnts of Applied Functl Anal
Applied Mathematics
Partial Differential Equations
Finite Element Methods I
Principles of Analysis
Principles of Algebra
Numerical Analysis
Comp Methods of Linear Algebra
Real Variables
Techniques in Optimization
General Topology
Numer Solution Part Diff Equat
Numerical Optimization
Interior-Point Methods for Lin
Complex Variables
MATH 5360
MATH 5361
MATH 5364
MATH 5365
Seminar
Mathematical Statistics I
Mathematical Statistics II
Statistics in Research
Multivariate Data Analysis
Time Series Analysis
Statistical Computing
Graduate Research
Thesis
Thesis
Topics in Applied Mathematics
Topics in Optimization
Graduate Research
Graduate Research
Mathl Methods for Mech Eng
Solid Mechanics I
Heat Transfer I
Heat Transfer II
Comp. Fluid Dynamics
Fluid Dynamics
Adv Mechanical Design
Structural Dynamics
Thermodynamics
Adv Finite Element Analysis
Solid Mechanics II
Mech of Composite Materials
Analytical Dynamics
Space Systems Design
Aerospace Propulsion
Aerospace Structures
Aero Dynamics and Controls
Special Topics Mechanical Engr
Individual Studies
Graduate Research
Graduate Projects
Graduate Projects
Thesis
Thesis
Graduate Research
Graduate Seminar
Individual Studies
Design for Manufacturability
Strategic Design-Mfg Processes
Robotics & Flexible Automation
Analysis-Mat'l Handling System
Tooling Engineering
Modeling/Analysis-Mfg Process
Reliability & Maintainability
Computer-Aided Manufacturing
Green Energy Manufacturing
Special Topics
Individual Studies
Graduate Research
Graduate Projects
Thesis
Thesis
Leading Groups & Teams
Employment Law
Social Issues in Management
Negotiation & Conflict Mgmt
Cross-Cultural Management
Diversity in Organizations
Career Management
Organizational Mgmt Seminar
Corporate Entrepreneurship
Management Strategy and Policy
International Strategic Mgmt
Effective Mgmt of Human Resour
Global Management
Total Quality Management
Dir Individual Study in Mgmt
Current Issues In Management
Individual Studies
Clinical Rotations-Engineers
Graduate Clinical Research
Graduate Research
Graduate Seminar
Medical Device Practicum
Graduate Research
Matls Extraction & Synthesis
Phase Transformations & Micros
Mechanical Behavior of Matrls
BME for Global Health
Advanced Matrls & Composites
Telemedicine & Imaging Informa
BME Dev Design & Regulation
Biomaterials
Biofabrication
Special Topics
Individual Studies
Graduate Research
Graduate Projects
Graduate Projects
Thesis
Thesis
Microstruc & Microchem Charac
Adv Concepts in Matls Sci Engr
Graduate Research
Graduate Research
Graduate Research
Clinical Rotations-Engineers
Graduate Seminar
Graduate Research in Physics
Kinematics/Dynamics I
Mechanics
Mathematical Physics
Kinematics/Dynamics II
Introduction to Health Physics
Intro to Medical Physics
Physics of Radiation Therapy
Physics of Diagnostic Imaging
Electricity and Magnetism
Electrodynamics
Wave Phenomena and Optics
Quantum Mechanics
Advanced Statistical Mechanics
Solid State Physics
Research Problems in Physics
Special Topics in Physics
Graduate Research in Physics
Thesis
Thesis
Graduate Research in Physics
Systems Engr Fundamentals
Systems Engr Management
Systems Requirements Analysis
Sys Intgrtn, Verfctn, & Valdtn
Sys Engr Project Practicum
Systems Architecture & Design
Systems Engr Processes
Systems Modeling & Simulation
Systems Engr Special Topics
Individual Studies
Thesis I
Thesis II
Total Hours27-33