M.S. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
The M.S. in Mechanical Engineering is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop a greater technical competency in several major concentrations of practice in mechanical engineering.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Courses are organized into key areas of research: alternative and renewable energy, biomechanics, material science, dynamical systems & control and thermal & fluid science.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers graduate level education and research concentrations in the following:
- Advanced Materials
- Dynamic systems and controls
- Energy systems
- Thermal and Fluid Engineering
Students can concentrate in any one of the above areas by taking appropriate courses and conducting research leading to a Master of Science (MS) in Mechanical Engineering.
The departments research facilities include a Composites laboratory, subsonic wind tunnel, flow visualization laboratory, data acquisition and controls laboratory, bioengineering and biomaterials center, biomechanics laboratory, biofluidics laboratory.
A large selection of courses is offered in the areas of research specialization. In addition to courses offered by the department, the students are encouraged to take courses outside the department in an effort to foster multidisciplinary research. The curriculum offers much flexibility to students who are from non-engineering background. The faculty of the department strives to bring cutting edge research into the curriculum and offer several new courses that will both challenge the students and prepare them for excellence in the field of engineering and applied sciences.
For graduation, a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate-level coursework is required. Students may choose to complete a research (thesis or research project) or a non-research (coursework only) option.
Students pursuing the thesis option must complete 24 semester hours of graduate-level coursework and complete 6 semester hours of thesis. Students completing the project must complete 27 semester hours of graduate-level coursework and 3 semester hours of a research project. Students pursuing the non-research option must complete 30 semester hours of graduate-level coursework.
For applicants whose native language is not English – a minimum score of 213 on the computer-based test, 550 on the paper-based test, and 79 on the internet-based test on the TOEFL, or a 6.5 on the academic version of the IELTS is required.
International applicants must submit an official transcripts and a copy of the degree, diploma, or certificate awarded whereby the academic institution validates completion and conferral. Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions must be submitted for the applicant by the university, even if only one course was taken. Applicants who attended institutions that do not issue complete academic records in English must submit official copies of native language records and literal translations into English prepared by an appropriate university or government official.