Master of Engineering (MENG): Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering (ME) Department offers a Master of Engineering (MENG) degree program in two areas of concentration: Systems & Mechanics, and Thermal & Fluid Sciences. Master of Engineering students must complete:

MENG Core Courses (12 credits)

  • ENGR 5311 - Professional Communication and Information Management
  • ENGR 5312 - Engineering Project Planning and Management
  • ENGR 5314 - Advanced Engineering Mathematics
  • ENGR 5315 - MENG Capstone Project – Students are encouraged to work on a company-sponsored project that also benefits the participating sponsor

SYSTEM & MECHANICS

Concentration Core Courses (12 credits; any 4 of the following 7)

  • ME 5105 – Basic Concepts of Continuum Mechanics
  • ME 5150 – Analytical & Applied Kinematics
  • ME 5155 – Geometric Modeling
  • ME 5160 – Theory and Design of Automatic Control Systems
  • ME 5180 – Dynamics
  • ME 5190 – Advanced Solid Mechanics
  • ME 5420 – Mechanical Vibrations

THERMAL & FLUID SCIENCES

Concentration Core Courses (12 credits; any 4 of the following 6)

  • ME 5110 – Advanced Thermodynamics
  • ME 5120 – Advanced Thermo-Fluids I
  • ME 5130 – Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer
  • ME 5140 – Heat and Mass Transfer in Multiphase Systems
  • ME 5311 – Computational Methods of Viscous Fluid Dynamics
  • ME 6170 – Combustion and Air Pollution Engineering

The above-listed core courses are offered periodically (once every three to four semesters). In principle, each student is required to take four core courses from the area of concentration in which the student is enrolled. 

Concentration Elective Courses (6 credits or 2 courses)

In addition to the four concentration core courses, students are required to take two more elective courses.  To complement the core courses and to broaden students’ knowledge and skill set, the Mechanical Engineering MENG program offers a wide variety of elective courses. Examples of frequently offered elective courses include, but are not limited to:

  • ME 5210 – Intelligent Material Systems and Structures
  • ME 5320 – Flow of Compressible Fluids
  • ME 5511 – Principles of Optimum Design
  • ME 5895 – Mechatronics
  • ME 5895 – Fuel Cells
  • ME 6160 – Turbines and Centrifugal Machinery

It is possible to take engineering courses outside of Mechanical Engineering as electives.  Prior approval of the major advisor is needed to ensure those courses can count toward the course requirement.

ADVISORY STRUCTURE

Upon admission, a student in the Mechanical Engineering MENG program is assigned a major advisor and two associate advisors; together, these three form the advisory committee. A student is required to prepare a preliminary plan of study in the first semester based upon the counsel of the major advisor. It is recommended that students continually consult with the major advisor on coursework progress and update the plan of study.

Preferential Application Review Dates

Summer Semester: April 1

Fall Semester: July 1

Spring Semester: December 1