2017-2018 General Catalog 
    Apr 24, 2018  
2017-2018 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering, M.S.

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M.S. Degree

Mechanical Engineering
1550 Rio Tinto Kennecott Mechanical Engineering Building (MEK)

Minimum Degree Hours: 30

Admissions Requirements

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering or allied field
  • GRE Quantitative score above 80th percentile and a competitive score on the GRE Analytical section
  • International students must also score 590 (paper-based) or 96 (internet-based) on the TOEFL Exam or 7 on the IELTS Exam
  • These are minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission. The graduate admissions committee reviews all aspects of the application package before determining acceptance into the graduate program.

Graduation Requirements

M.S. Thesis Option
  • Complete a minimum of 21 regular course credit hours with a grade of B- or better in each course.
  • Achieve a cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 in Program of Study.
  • Complete a minimum of 9 thesis credit hours.
  • Successfully defend the master’s thesis before the supervisory committee.
M.S. Non-Thesis Option
  • Complete 15 regular course credit hours of graduate-level ME EN coursework within a specialization area with a grade of B+ or better in each course.
  • Complete an additional 15 regular course credit hours of graduate-level electives (math, science, and/or engineering) with a grade of B- or better in each course.
  • Achieve a cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 in Program of Study.
  • Pass the MSNT Exit Exam.
Combined B.S./M.S.
  • Same requirements as the M.S. Thesis degree.

Combined Degree

This degree can be completed as a combined degree with Mechanical Engineering, B.S.

B.S./M.S. Degree

Students must apply for the combined B.S./M.S. program one year prior to the completion of all course work for the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering degree. Upon admission to the program, some graduate course work and research is undertaken during the last year in the B.S. program. Two of the four required technical electives for the undergraduate program are taken at the graduate level (6000-level and above) and an additional two graduate-level courses may be taken during the undergraduate program (that are not counting towards the four required technical electives) and applied towards the graduate degree.  Both the B.S. and M.S. degrees are awarded upon completion of all M.S. degree requirements, which is expected to be approximately 12 months after the completion of all B.S. degree requirements.