Dec 08, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Mechanical Engineering, M.E.

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See also Mechanical Engineering, M.S.E. 

The main objective of the Master of Engineering (M.E.) program in mechanical engineering is to advance the student’s technical and professional skills. The M.E. degree does not require a thesis, but requires nine more credit hours of coursework than the Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.)  program.

Learning Objectives

The objective of the M.E. degree program is to advance the student’s technical and professional skills.


Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree in engineering from an accredited institution. Successful applicants typically have a minimum score of 148 (or 600 for tests prior to August 1, 2011) on the Quantitative Reasoning Section of the GRE General Test. Applicants must also satisfy the general admission requirements of the Graduate School. All applicants from non-English speaking countries who have not received a degree from a U.S. university must demonstrate English proficiency through a minimum TOEFL score of 80 on the internet-based exam, or 550 on the paper-based test. Applicants may substitute a score of 6.0 on the IELTS examination to fulfill the English proficiency requirement.

An undergraduate grade-point average of at least 3.0 is normally required. However, a student who does not satisfy this requirement but has at least a 3.0 grade point average in his or her major field may be admitted on probation at the discretion of the Graduate School. Probationary status is removed by completing nine hours of approved graduate study with a 3.0 grade point average within a specified time period.

Curriculum Requirements

All courses taken for graduate credit in this program shall be selected from those offered by the Graduate School and are subject to the approval of the advisor.

At least one 6000 or 7000-level course in thermal sciences and one in solid mechanics areas are required.

Minimum credit hours in mechanical engineering 12
Minimum credit hours outside mechanical engineering 6
Minimum credit hours of at least 7000-level courses 21
Minimum credit hours of 6000-level or 7000-level mathematics 3
Maximum credit hours of approved 6000-level courses 12
Maximum credit hours of independent study 3
Maximum credit hours of project and report 6
Minimum total credit hours 30

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