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Deepen your knowledge of the fundamentals of analysis, design, manufacture and improvement of machines. The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers two master’s programs and a doctoral program. Course work and research in the department's programs may involve the broad fundamentals of mechanical engineering or may concentrate on one or more of the following fields: energy systems, manufacturing and materials systems, and mechanical systems. In these fields, engineering principles are applied not only to traditional equipment and methods but also to modern and emerging technologies. Typically, the engineering course work and research are augmented by laboratory studies.
Although the study of advanced engineering mathematics and, often, basic science is necessary in all programs of study, the selection of subjects may vary depending upon the field of specialization and the student’s professional objectives.
Master of Science, Energy Systems Engineering
This program typically entails advanced study of:
Current research topics include: plant optimization, fuel cells, cogeneration systems, fluid mechanics and heat transfer in surface mount technology, engine emissions/process effluents and jet engine propulsion systems.
Master of Engineering, Manufacturing and Materials Systems Engineering
Allows students to focus on a broad range of topics. These topics range from micro issues, such as material-related issues and cutting mechanisms in material removal processes, to macro analysis of complex manufacturing systems from either a process or ergonomics perspective.
The focus of this concentration may be computer integrated manufacturing, material processing, mechanical behavior of materials, manufacturing processes, quality systems or ergonomics within manufacturing.
Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Systems Engineering
Entails advanced study of:
Mechanical design and analysis focuses on the use of physical and mathematical principles to understand the behavior of mechanical systems. It includes computer-aided optimal design, such as the design of multi-body, multi-degree-of-freedom mechanical systems.
Potential careers post-graduate study work in industry, research facilities, government or academia and seek jobs that include:
Earn Your Bachelors and Master's Degree in Five Years
Mechanical Engineering is also available as an Accelerated Degree Program (ADP), where students can earn a bachelor's and master of science in electrical engineering in five years.
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This program has rolling admissions, which means you may apply any time before the following dates:
These are the dates your application must be complete and all required documentation must be received in the Graduate School by these dates.
However, applicants who wish to be considered for merit-based financial aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships) should be aware of the merit-based financial aid deadlines by which all applicant materials must be received by the Graduate School:
Read all application instructions prior to beginning an application.
*Upon admission, final official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities, with certified English translations if original language is not English, must be submitted to the Graduate School within the first five weeks of the term of admission or a hold preventing registration for future terms will be placed on the student’s record.