Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program (MME) (Closed)
Offered through the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing
in the School of Computing, Engineering and Environment
101 Engineering and Computing Center
Department Chairperson: Dr. Warren Yu
Department Secretary: Ms. Diane Bouffard
Graduate Director: Dr. Ken Miller
Graduate Faculty: Baliga, Bekkala, Byun, Covey, Miller, Park, Yu
This program has been closed. Students are encouraged to investigate our Master's in Engineering Management program.
The mechanical and manufacturing engineering department is committed to provide a state-of-the-art program that provides a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. The program draws on faculty expertise in areas of controls and robotics, manufacturing processes, project management, manufacturing systems, quality; and operations management.
The program meets the educational needs of both full-time and part-time students via flexible and varied delivery, responsive curriculum, a professionally qualified staff, an industry advisory council and appropriate research and support activities.
Admission Requirements Specific to the Program
- The requirements for admission to the program include an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, or closely related field from an accredited institution.
- Applicants whose undergraduate engineering degree is not in mechanical engineering or manufacturing engineering may be required to take additional mechanical and manufacturing engineering course work.
- A GPA of at least 3.0 or higher, on a 4.0 scale, and the GRE are required.
- An applicant's undergraduate GPA is closely reviewed, especially for scholarship in the undergraduate engineering and math core.
- When all official application materials are received, the department will review the admission file. An admission or denial letter will be sent within a week or two of the department reviewing the materials.
Length of Program — Measured by Semesters
- Part-time student: five semesters taking six credits per semester.
- Full-time student: three semesters taking 12 credits per semester.
- The program offers delivery options that can include evening courses, interactive television (ITV), delayed video, Internet, or remote site locations.
Graduate Assistantship Overview
- Two graduate assistantship positions are generally sponsored each year, and are available both fall and spring semesters.
- Graduate assistants in mechanical engineering provide teaching and research assistance to faculty.
Degrees and Plans Offered
- Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering: Plan A (Thesis) at 24 credits
- Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering: Plan B (Starred Paper) at 32 credits
Master of Science — Mechanical Engineering
Plan A: Thesis option, 24 credit minimum
- A thesis of six credits approved by a committee of faculty members.
15 credits minimum
- A minimum of nine credits from electives (no more than six credits from any one category).
Plan B: Starred paper option, 32 credit minimum
- A starred paper for a minimum of two credits approved by a committee of faculty members.
15 credits minimum
- A minimum of 15 credits from electives (no more than six credits from any one category).
Public research presentation
- Presented in the last semester on star paper research.
Core courses for Plan A or Plan B
15 credits minimum
- MATH 610. Advanced Engineering Mathematics, 3 credits (F)
- MME 601. Thermal Sciences in Materials Processing, 3 credits (S)
- MME 630. Advanced Manufacturing Processes, 3 credits (S)
- MME 640. Elastic and Plastic Behavior Materials (S)
- MME 650. Advanced Control of Mechanical Systems (F)
Elective courses for Plan A or Plan B
No more than six credits in any one area
Automation, Controls, and Robotics
- MME 542. Dynamics II, 3 credits
- MME 550. Industrial Robots, 3 credits
- MME 520. Finite Element Method, 3 credits
- MME 540. Solid Mechanics, 3 credits
- MME 620. Advanced Finite Element Method, 3 credits
Materials and Materials Processing
- MME 511. Mechanical Behavior of Materials, 3 credits
- MME 530. Metrology and Precision Manufacturing, 3 credits
- MME 535. Materials Processing Analysis, 3 credits
- MME 502. Thermal Science in Product and Process Design, 3 credits
- MME 503. Design of Thermal Systems, 3 credits
- MME 562. Production Control, 3 credits
- MME 663. Engineering Management, 3 credits
- MME 664. Production and Operations Management, 3 credits
- MBA 6XX. Advisor approved elective, 3 credits
- MKTG 5XX. Advisor approved elective, 3 credits
- MGMT 5XX. Advisor approved elective, 3 credits
- PESS 548. Biomechanics, 3 credits
- ECE 571. Digital Signal Processing, 3 credits
- ECE 574. Image Processing, 3 credits
- PHYS 535. Laser Optics, 3 credits
- PHYS 536. Advanced and Fourier Optics, 3 credits
- PHYS 547. Optical Design, 3 credits
- MME 680. Special Topics,1-4 credits
- MME 681. Seminar, 1-4 credits
- MME 696. Research, 1-6 credits
- MME 697. Independent Study, 1-6 credits
- MME 699. Thesis, 1-6 credits (or two more elective courses)
NOTE: The degree of Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering is awarded for studies carried out either under Plan A: thesis option or Plan B: starred paper option. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.