Courses for Mechanical Engineering Emphasis
Students selecting the mechanical engineering emphasis are expected to have an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related field. A minimum of 33 credit must be taken for the M.S.E Mechanical program.
The course requirements for the mechanical engineering emphasis are shown in the following table.
All of the following three courses must be taken for 9 credits as part of their Master's of Engineering course requirements:
Emphasis Area Courses
Five, among the following courses should be taken under the Emphasis Area Courses. The courses are usually offered in two-year rotation.
- EGR 547 - Engineering Mechanics of Human Motion Credits: 3
- EGR 550 - Manufacturing Control Systems Credits: 4
- EGR 559 - Micro/Nanosystem Engineering Credits: 4
- EGR 610 - Engineering Design Credits: 3
- EGR 611 - Computer-Aided Design and Engineering Credits: 3
- EGR 612 - Analytical Dynamics Credits: 3
- EGR 615 - Applied Finite Element Analysis Credits: 3
- EGR 620 - Material and Process Selection Credits: 3
- EGR 580 - Special Topics in Engineering Credits: 1 to 4
- EGR 680 - Special Topics in Engineering Credits: 1 to 4
- EGR 699 - Independent Study in Engineering Credits: 1 to 3
The elective graduate courses may be chosen from any of the available graduate engineering courses, regardless of the discipline. However, approval should be taken from Graduate Program Director of the School of Engineering to take the course related to the discipline other than Mechanical Engineering.
Note that students in this depth area are also required to complete electives as follows:
EGR 690 - Capstone Design Project Credits: 3 or EGR 693 - Master’s Project Credits: 1 to 6 (maximum of 6) or EGR 695 - Master’s Thesis Credits: 1 to 6 (maximum of 6).
Students may register for EGR 693 or EGR 695 based on what they has chosen more than once, for a combined total of six credits. Students who need to complete their capstone project or the culminating thesis after finishing the six credits of EGR 693 or EGR 695 must continuously register for EGR 694 - Continuation of Master’s Project Credits: 1 or EGR 696 - Continuation of Master’s Project or Thesis Research Credits: 1 respectively, whose credit does not count towards the minimum requirement of 33 credit hours for M.S.E program.
Catalog For Detailed Information
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