MSME Procedures and Requirements for Graduation

The course requirements are outlined on the following page: Program Info

The MSME degree requires the following:

During the first semester of enrollment, each student will prepare a Plan of Study, which must be approved by the student's graduate advisor and the MAE Graduate Affairs Committee. The plan will specify the student's selected area of interest and list courses related to the area. Any subsequent changes to the Plan of Study must be approved by the student's advisor and the MAE Graduate Affairs Committee.

Choose between Plan I - Thesis Option, or Plan II - Course Option

  • Plan I - At least twenty-four hours of graduate coursework and up to six hours of thesis/research credit is necessary to satisfy the thirty credit hour requirement. The thesis/research credit will be provided for research and preparation of the student's thesis, and defense of the thesis is required for completion of the program. The thesis defense will be based on the thesis and related materials and will be open to the public.
  • Plan II - Thirty semester hours of graduate study, with a minimum of six hours of coursework in graduate level pure or applied mathematics.

The student and advisor will select an advisory committee, which will provide assistance in formulating and executing the student's graduate program. The committee shall consist of at least three full time faculty members selected from the College of Engineering and Applied Science at UCCS; the advisor must be a tenured or tenure-track faculty member of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Eligibility to serve on the Graduate Committee shall be determined by the policies and procedures of the Graduate School.

For additional information, please contact the MAE Department.