MS in Engineering (Concentration in Mechanical Cognate)
Home Department: Mechanical Engineering
Available: May be completed through Distance Learning or On Campus
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.
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.
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-600||Engineering Mathematics with Applications||4|
|Select five Mechanical Engineering Graduate Courses||20|
|Select three Cognate Courses (see example below)||12|
|One additional technical elective or a program thesis||4|
|Total Credit Hours||40|
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-526||Fuel Cell Science & Engineering||4|
|MECH-544||Introduction to Automotive Powertrains||4|
|MECH-545||Hybrid Electric Vehicle Propulsion||4|
|If a student desires a cognate in Polymers, the student may select the following course to satisfy one of the cognate courses:|
|MECH-580||Properties of Polymers||4|
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.