About our program

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering

Our faculty members and graduate students form a group of scholars with an interest in innovation, creativity, and advanced study. Our programs provide excellent prospects for investigation and for close association among people whose common goal is to broaden the boundaries of their profession.

The graduate programs offered in the department are designed to prepare graduates for professional engineering work in private industry or governmental laboratories or for teaching/research positions. The focus is on the fundamental concepts in the selected research area, with elective and supporting work to complete the study program.

Degrees Offered

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)

  • Plan I (Thesis)
  • Plan II (Non-Thesis)
  • Plan III (coursework only)

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) with a concentration in Space Systems

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Generally, admission to the PhD program requires that the applicant has earned an appropriate MS degree and has demonstrated a high potential for research and graduate studies. The evidence of such achievement is, for example, publications in archival journals based on the applicant's Master's thesis work. Exceptional students may pursue a PhD without first earning an MS.

Faculty Specialties

  • Mechanical Sciences and Engineering (including Dynamic Systems, Controls, and Robotics)
  • Engineering Mechanics and Materials (including Solid Mechanics and Materials Science)
  • Thermal Sciences and Engineering (including Energy/Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer)

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