Master of Science in the Field of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

The master of science in the field of mechanical and aerospace engineering degree program offers a a rigorous course of study that helps prepare students for leadership roles in government and industry. Students have the opportunity to work across disciplines in emerging areas of technology. The program is designed to build a solid background on the fundamentals of the related discipline, and at the same time it can be tailored to meet individual needs under the guidance of an academic advisor. Students can tailor their program to meet their interests and goals by choosing from the following focus areas: aerospace engineering; design of mechanical engineering systems; fluid mechanics, thermal sciences, and energy; industrial engineering; solid mechanics and materials science; and structures and dynamics; and robotics, mechatronics, and controls. Thesis and non-thesis options are available.

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

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The following requirements must be fulfilled: non-thesis option—a minimum of 33 credits, including the required focus area curriculum; thesis option—30 credits, including the required focus area curriculum and 6 credits in thesis research. 

Aerospace Engineering

Required
APSC 6212Analytical Methods in Engineering II
or APSC 6213 Analytical Methods in Engineering III
MAE 6286Numerical Solution Techniques in Mechanica land Aerospace Engineering
One of the following:
MAE 6207Theory of Elasticity I
MAE 6221Fluid Mechanics
MAE 6276Mechanics of Space Flight
Electives
Remaining credits in aeroacoustics, aeronautics, astronautics, propulsion, or space systems elective courses

Design of Mechanical Engineering Systems

Required
MAE 6243Advanced Mechanical Engineering Design
MAE 6251Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
MAE 6286Numerical Solution Techniques in Mechanica land Aerospace Engineering
Electives
Remaining credits in computer-aided design, computer-integrated design and manufacturing, mechanical engineering design, or robotics courses

Fluid Mechanics, Thermal Sciences, and Energy

Required
APSC 6213Analytical Methods in Engineering III
MAE 6221Fluid Mechanics
MAE 6286Numerical Solution Techniques in Mechanica land Aerospace Engineering
Electives
Remaining credits in elective courses

Industrial Engineering

Required
EMSE 6755Quality Control and Acceptance Sampling
EMSE 6770Techniques of Risk Analysis and Management
MAE 6201Intro to Manufacturing
MAE 6252Projects in Computer-Integrated Design and Manufacturing
One of the following:
MATH 2233Multivariable Calculus
APSC 3115Engineering Analysis III
CSCI 1041Introduction to FORTRAN Programming
CSCI 1121Introduction to C Programming
CSCI 1131Introduction to Programming with C
Electives
Remaining credits in elective courses in two approved three-course sequences, one in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the other in a cooperating department in SEAS

Solid Mechanics and Materials Science

Required
APSC 6213Analytical Methods in Engineering III
Two of the following:
MAE 6210Continuum Mechanics
MAE 6238Biomaterials
MAE 6239Computational Nanosciences
Electives
Remaining credits in elective courses

Structures and Dynamics

Required
APSC 6213Analytical Methods in Engineering III
MAE 6207Theory of Elasticity I
MAE 6286Numerical Solution Techniques in Mechanica land Aerospace Engineering
Elecives
Remaining credits in elective courses

Robotics, Mechatronics, and Controls

Required
MAE 6245Robotic Systems
MAE 6246Electromechanical Control Systems
One of the following:
MAE 6240Kinematic Synthesis
MAE 6242Advanced Mechanisms
MAE 6243Advanced Mechanical Engineering Design
Electives
Remaining credits in elective courses