The MAE Department offers two plans leading to the MSE degree for the Mechanical Engineering option. These are designated:
- Plan I (Thesis),
- Plan II (Non-thesis)
The following sections describe the requirements for each of these options. For both options, the majority of coursework, not including MAE 699, must be from MAE. With prior approval, up to 12 semester hours of 500 level courses may be taken in fulfillment of the Basic and specific program requirements.
Basic Program of Study
The Basic Program of Study, common to both the Plan I and Plan II (Non-thesis) MSE options, contains a minimum of 24 semester hours of graduate-level course work that must include:
|Select an engineering major consisting of 12 semester hours of graduate courses including supporting engineering courses||12|
|Select a first minor of 6 semester hours of graduate courses in an approved engineering area of specialization||6|
|MAE 692||GRAD ENGR ANALYSIS I||3|
|Select 3 additional semester hours of graduate courses in Mathematics or Graduate Engineering Analysis 1||3|
|Total Semester Hours||24|
The required MAE 671 course may be used to fulfill this additional 3 semester hours.