MSME Objectives & Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

  • Prepare the student to perform independent research in their field of specialization
  • Provide students with an understanding of the advanced engineering tools and concepts that apply to their field of specialization, with particular emphasis on the mathematical development of those tools
  • Prepare students to practice engineering at an advanced level
  • Prepare students to pursue doctoral studies in mechanical/aerospace engineering
  • Develop student's communication skills and professionalism

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers a program leading to the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MS ME).  This research-oriented academic degree is appropriate either as a terminal degree or in preparation for doctoral studies in mechanical and aerospace engineering.  Courses at the graduate level are often offered in the late afternoon or evening to enable students from local industry to complete their studies.

The Graduate Curriculum includes:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Analysis and Control of Dynamic Systems
  • Space Systems
  • Thermal Systems
  • Fluid Mechanics

Interdisciplinary research programs are available to graduate students.  Graduate students can participate in ongoing research programs through independent study projects or as research assistants on sponsored research projects.

Program Prerequisites:

  • Two semesters of calculus-based physics
  • A programming course in a higher order language; linear systems theory; engineering probability; linear algebra; and differential equations are required for admission to the program.