Feb 28, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Department of Mechanical Engineering


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For more information about degree offerings, visit the Department of Mechanical Engineering webpage.

Mission

The mission of the mechanical engineering graduate program is to provide students with the core competency in their sub-discipline of study, advanced knowledge across several areas of mechanical engineering, and the ability to perform scientific research. We provide the facilities, equipment, and mentoring for students to produce their own unique contribution to their field of specialization. Upon completion of the program, students should be able to apply engineering tools in a creative way to a broad range of unsolved problems. 

Graduate Academic Programs

The graduate faculty of mechanical engineering offer programs leading to the Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) , Master of Engineering (M.E.) , and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)  degrees.

Program Goals

The graduate programs of study in the Department of Mechanical Engineering lead to the degrees of Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy. The Master of Science in Engineering degree requires a thesis and offers the opportunity for independent investigation and creative research. The Master of Engineering degree does not require a thesis, but requires nine more credit hours of course work than the thesis program.

Program Learning Outcomes

Master of Engineering. The Master of Engineering (M.E.) in mechanical engineering program learning outcomes are: 

  • Apply theoretical and practical knowledge to solve problems in mechanical sciences and thermal sciences common to courses at the senior (6000-level) or graduate level (7000-level).  
  • Demonstrate effective skills in oral and/or written communication of technical content. 
  • Demonstrate awareness of ethical issues in mechanical engineering or a related field. 

Master of Science in Engineering. The Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) in mechanical engineering program learning outcomes are:

  • Apply theoretical and practical knowledge to solve problems in mechanical sciences and thermal sciences common to courses at the senior (6000-level) or graduate level (7000-level). 
  • Demonstrate effective skills in oral and written communication of technical content. 
  • Demonstrate awareness of ethical issues in mechanical engineering or a related field. 
  • Conduct directed research in in mechanical engineering or a related field.

Doctor of Philosophy. The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in mechanical engineering program learning outcomes are:

  • Apply theoretical and practical knowledge to solve problems independently in mechanical sciences and thermal sciences common to courses at the senior (6000-level) or graduate level (7000-level) in a broader range of topics compared to masters. 
  • Demonstrate effective skills in oral and written communication of technical content. 
  • Demonstrate awareness of ethical issues in mechanical engineering or a related field. 
  • Develop and conduct independent research in mechanical engineering or a related field. 

Faculty

Chair
John Henshaw

Professors
John Henshaw
Michael Keller
Brenton McLaury
Ram Mohan
Siamack Shirazi
James Sorem, Jr.
Steven Tipton

Associate Professor
Joshua Schultz

Assistant Professors
Will LePage
Soroor Karimi

Applied Assistant Professors
Dustin Donnell
Marie Moran

Graduate Program Advisor
Siamack A. Shirazi

Programs

    Master’sDoctoral

    Courses

      Engineering ScienceMechanical Engineering

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