There are eight focus areas for mechanical engineering students enrolled in the Master of Science Thesis program. Each has a unique curriculum. Click the links below for curriculum information on each focus area.
You must complete 30 graduate-level credits at the 5000 level or higher and obtain a minimum of a C (2.0) in each class for the course to count toward your degree. PhD students must receive a B- (2.7) or higher in each course.
You must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher in order to be in good standing with the Graduate School.
All MS Thesis students are required to take MCEN 5020 and MCEN 5208.
Master of Science Thesis students entering the program after Fall 2016 must complete the following requirements to earn an MS degree:
MS Thesis Credits
Master of Science Thesis students will complete 6 master’s thesis credits (MCEN 6959), preferably spread out over their final two semesters, in place of two 3-credit ME courses. Students are not able to register for thesis credits on their own and should schedule an appointment with an ME graduate advisor to be registered.
To remain in the program, you must secure a thesis advisor and project by the end of your second semester. Please consult with your thesis advisor for course selection recommendations.
Professional Development Program (PDP)
To fulfill the Professional Development Program (PDP) requirement, you must attend a series of seminars/colloquiums and workshops. More information on PDP requirements can be found in your individual student portal.