MSME Program Options

MS Thesis Option

Candidates for the Master of Science degree with the thesis option must complete an approved program of at least 30 credits including:

  1. Three core courses (9 credits): EGM 6533, Advanced Strength of Materials; EML 6223, Mechanical Vibrations or EML 6317 Advanced Control Systems; and EML 6716 Advanced Fluid Dynamics;
     
  2. A math course (3 credits): either PHZ 5115 Mathematical Physics, or EOC 5172, Mathematical Methods in Ocean Engineering 1;
     
  3. Four technical electives (12 credits);
     
  4. Before the end of the student's third semester of full-time enrollment, a written thesis proposal must be submitted to the supervisory committee and defended in an oral examination;
     
  5. A Master's thesis (6 credits), which must be defended at an oral examination;
     
  6. At least one-half of the credits must be at the 6000 level or above;
     
  7. No 4000 level courses are allowed towards the degree;
     
  8. At least one-half of the credits must be from the list of Mechanical Engineering courses shown in the Engineering and Computer Science Course Descriptions section.
MS Non Thesis Option

Candidates for the Master of Science degree with the non-thesis option must complete an approved program of at least 33 credits including:

  1. Three core courses (9 credits): EGM 6533, Advanced Strength of Materials; EML 6223, Mechanical Vibrations or EML 6317 Advanced Control Systems; and EML 6716 Advanced Fluid Dynamics;
     
  2. A math course (3 credits): either PHZ 5115 Mathematical Physics, or EOC 5172, Mathematical Methods in Ocean Engineering 1;
     
  3. Seven technical electives (21 credits); at the 5000- or 6000-levels;
     
  4. At the time of application for degree, students must submit a portfolio to their advisor consisting of four graduate projects from 11 courses in their program of study. The portfolio will be reviewed by the student's supervisory committee;
     
  5. At least one-half of the credits must be at the 6000 level or above;
     
  6. No 4000-level courses are allowed towards the degree;
     
  7. At least one-half of the credits must be from the list of Mechanical Engineering courses shown in the Engineering and Computer Science Course Descriptions section.

 

MSME Non-Thesis Option with a Minor in Business

Candidates for the Master of Science degree with the non-thesis option and a Business minor must complete an approved program of at least 36 credits including:

  1. Three core courses (9 credits): EGM 6533, Advanced Strength of Materials; EML 6223, Mechanical Vibrations or EML 6317 Advanced Control Systems; and EML 6716 Advanced Fluid Dynamics;
     
  2. A math course (3 credits): either PHZ 5115 Mathematical Physics, or EOC 5172, Mathematical Methods in Ocean Engineering 1;
     
  3. Three technical elective courses (9 credits) at the 5000 or 6000 level from the list of Mechanical Engineering courses shown in the Engineering and Computer Science Course Descriptions section;
     
  4. Five business courses (15 credits) as described at the beginning of this College of Engineering and Computer Science section under the Business Minor heading;
     
  5. No 4000-level courses are allowed towards the degree;
     
  6. At least one-half of the credits must be from the list of Mechanical Engineering courses shown in the Engineering and Computer Science Course Descriptions section;
     
  7. At the time of application for degree, students must submit a portfolio to their advisor consisting of four graduate projects from 12 courses in their program of study. The portfolio will be reviewed by the student's supervisory committee.