MS in Engineering (Concentration in Mechanical Cognate)

Home Department: Mechanical Engineering

Available: May be completed through Distance Learning or On Campus

Program Advisor/Contact:
Dr. Bassem Ramadan

NOTE:  Effective October 1st, 2016, the Concentration in Mechanical Cognate will no longer be offered.  Students already pursuing this Concentration may remain and finish their MSE program, or choose to change their concentration to the new Mechanical Engineering Concentration.  Contact the Program Advisor with any questions.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Engineering is a professional master’s program that builds on an undergraduate engineering program by offering additional depth and greater mastery in a number of technical areas. 

Program Objectives

All graduates of the Master of Science in Engineering program will:

  • Deepen their knowledge and increase their mastery of technical areas that match their personal career goals.
  • Be better prepared to advance in positions of technical and/or managerial leadership.
  • Develop their ability to sustain a life-long career in engineering, through continuing self-directed learning and professional development activities.

This program allows students to develop their own curriculum within a structured framework for the purpose of customizing a degree to meet his/her own needs and career objectives. The student will receive a Master’s degree upon completion of ten (10) courses within the program. This program has a thesis option.

Program Curriculum Requirements

Completion of 40 credits as follows:

MECH-600Engineering Mathematics with Applications4
Select five Mechanical Engineering Graduate Courses20
Select three Cognate Courses (see example below)12
One additional technical elective or a program thesis4
Total Credit Hours40

Note: Students can take no more than four (4) 500-level courses.

Example Cognate Courses

If a student desires a cognate in Fuel Cell, the student may select the following courses to satisfy the three cognate courses:
MECH-526Fuel Cell Science & Engineering4
MECH-544Introduction to Automotive Powertrains4
MECH-545Hybrid Electric Vehicle Propulsion4
If a student desires a cognate in Polymers, the student may select the following course to satisfy one of the cognate courses:
MECH-580Properties of Polymers4

Note:  Courses must be pre-approved by the Mechanical Engineering Department.

Refer to the Graduate Course Offering Matrices Website (Department of Mechanical Engineering section) for information as to which terms courses are offered. This will allow you to plan when you take each course and complete the program.