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Graduate Record 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


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Curriculum


Graduate students in our program choose a field of study from one of the following two tracks:

  • Mechanics
  • Thermofluids

Each track has a required core of 5 courses (15 hours). Every MS and PhD student must complete one of the tracks.

Graduation Requirements


The graduation requirements also include completion (satisfactory grade) of

  • At least two semesters of MAE 7510 for an MS degree
  • At least six semesters of MAE 8591 or MAE 7510 for a PhD degree (seminar series courses taken towards an MS degree can satisfy this requirement).

Doctor of Philosophy Degree Requirements


PhD students must obtain the agreement of an Advisor to supervise a PhD dissertation

Course Requirements


  • 36 credits of graduate coursework (21 hours of graduate course work beyond the core)
  • 24 hours of MAE 9999 Dissertation Research
  • Completion of core courses described above
  • No more than 9 credits from 6000 level classes
  • No more than 6 credits from 6000 level MAE classes

Master's Degree Requirements


The department offers two Master’s degrees: a Master of Science (MS), which requires a thesis, and a Master of Engineering (ME), which is a course-based masters degree requiring no research. Masters students enrolled in the MS program must obtain the agreement of an Advisor to supervise an MS thesis. ME students are assigned an Advisor to aid in course selection.

Master of Engineering - Course Requirements


  • 30 credits of graduate coursework
  • 18 credits from Mechanical and Aerospace (MAE) graduate classes
  • No more than 9 credits from 6000 level classes
  • No more than 6 credits from 6000 level MAE classes
  • No courses below 6000 level may be counted

Master of Science - Course Requirements


  • 24 credits of graduate coursework (9 hours of graduate course work beyond the core)
  • At least 6 hours of MAE 8999 Master’s Thesis Research
  • Completion of core courses described above
  • No more than 9 credits from 6000 level classes
  • No more than 6 credits from 6000 level MAE classes
  • No courses below 6000 level may be counted

Publications


All MS and PhD students are expected to complete publishable original research. Regular publication and presentation of scholarly work is an expected part of any graduate level research program.

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