Students must complete 30 graduate-level credits at the 5000 level or higher. Six of those credits will be MS Thesis credits (MCEN 6959). Students should aim to complete at least 15 of the remaining 24 credits in Mechanical Engineering and may take up to 9 credits outside of the department. Students may complete a different combination of coursework if their research advisor recommends it.

Foundational Courses

Required

  • MCEN 5020 Methods of Engineering Analysis

Strongly Recommended (at least two courses)

  • MCEN 5021 Introduction to Fluid Dynamics
  • MCEN 5022 Classical Thermodynamics
  • MCEN 5042 Heat Transfer

Specialized Courses/Electives

  • MCEN 5023 Solid Mechanics
  • MCEN 5024 Materials Chemistry & Structure
  • MCEN 5032 Sustainable Energy
  • MCEN 5034 Thermodynamics of Materials
  • MCEN 5040 Methods of Engineering Analysis II
  • MCEN 5041 Advanced Fluid Mechanics I
  • MCEN 5044 Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • MCEN 5121 Compressible Flows
  • MCEN 5122 Statistical Thermodynamics
  • MCEN 5131 Air Pollution Control
  • MCEN 5141 Indoor Air Pollution
  • MCEN 5151 Flow Visualization
  • MCEN 5152 Introduction to Combustion
  • MCEN 5154 Energy Conversion & Storage
  • MCEN 5161 Aerosols
  • MCEN 5173 Finite Element Analysis
  • MCEN 5183 Mechanics of Composite Materials
  • MCEN 5228 Numerical Methods in Engineering & Sciences
  • MCEN 5228 Inverse Methods
  • MCEN 6001 Reacting Flows
  • MCEN 6184 Structure and Props. of Polymers
  • MCEN 6228 Kinetics of Chemically Reacting Systems
  • MCEN 6278 Acoustics
  • MCEN 7122 Combustion Phenomena
  • MCEN 7123 Dynamics of Continuous Media
  • MCEN 7221 Turbulence
  • APPM 5380 Modeling in Applied Mathematics
  • APPM 5520 Intro. to Mathematical Statistics
  • APPM 5560 Markov Proc, Queues, & Monte Carlo Sim
  • APPM 6520 Mathematical Statistics
  • APPM 6550 Intro to Stochastic Processes
  • APPM 6640 Multigrid Methods
  • APPM 7300 Nonlinear Waves and Integrable Equations
  • ASEN 5007 Introduction to Finite Elements
  • ASEN 5053 Rocket Propulsion
  • ASEN 5063 Gas Turbine Propulsion
  • ASEN 5315 Ocean Modeling
  • ASEN 5417 Num. Methods for Diff. Equations
  • ASEN 5519 Ener Sys for Earth and Aero Application
  • ASEN 6013 High Speed Propulsion
  • ASEN 6367 Adv Fin Elem Meth for Plates, Shells, & Solids
  • ASEN 6517 Comp. Methods in Dynamics    
  • ATOC 5050 Intro. to Atmospheric Dynamics
  • CHEN 5220 Mass Transport
  • CHEN 5360 Catalysis and Kinetics
  • CHEN 5370 Intermed. Chemical Eng. Thermodynamics
  • CHEM 5151 Atmospheric Chemistry
  • CSCI 5454 Design & Analysis of Algorithms
  • CSCI 7111 Topics in Parallel Processing
  • CVEN 5313 Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  • CVEN 5488 Comp Modeling in Geotechnical Enginrng
  • CVEN 5830 Energy Technology and Policy
  • CVEN 7511 Comp Mechanics of Solids and Structures
  • ECEN 5017 Conventional and Renewable Energy Issues
  • ENER 5001 (ENVS 5820) Renewable Energy Policy
  • ENER 5002 (BADM 6930) Commercializing Sustainable Energy Technologies

MS Thesis Credits

MS 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.

Thesis Advisor

To remain in the MS Thesis program, please 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)

You must also complete a series of seminars/colloquiums to fulfill the Professional Development Program (PDP) requirement. MS Thesis students must attend 15 seminars/colloquiums as well as the 10 Professional Development Workshops (PDWs). More information on requirements and tracking PDP progress can be found in your individual D2L PDP account. These accounts will be available by the end of Summer 2017.

Students who have already completed at least one semester of MCEN 5027 Graduate Seminar will be credited 10 seminars for each completed semester. Students who have already completed MCEN 5208 Intro to Research will not be required to complete the Professional Development Workshop (PDW) requirement.