Graduate students must take at least 7 courses (at least 21 credits). Each student's curriculum will be determined by the student, thesis advisor and the program coordinator according to the following rules:
- To satisfy the mathematics course requirement, a course is selected from the following courses: MECH 521, MAT 583 or MAT 587 (or ME 521, ES 501, AEE 501, MATH 583 or MATH 587, which are equivalent to these courses).
- At least 2 courses, excluding MECH 521, must have at least 6 credits in total, MECH 5XX or ME 5XX.
- The program may include up to 2 courses from the two categories listed below (subject to the approval of the program coordinator of the program):
- Post-graduate courses offered in other programs (up to 2 courses, 6 credits),
- Undergraduate technical elective courses are given by the Mechanical Engineering program or other programs (up to 2 courses, 6 credits),
- Courses must be completed for a maximum of 4 semesters.
- In addition to the course load:
- Each graduate student must pass the non-credit MECH 590 Thesis Seminar course.
- Each graduate student must pass the non-credit MECH 599 Research Methods and Ethics in Engineering course.
- It is expected that graduate students must successfully write and defend a thesis before the sixth semester.
The courses which students should take in the program can be summarized as follows:
|Lesson||Mandatory / Elective Course|
|One of the following Mathematics Courses: MECH 521 / ME 521 / ES 501 / AEE 501 / MAT 583 / MATH 583 / MAT 587 / MATH 587||Mandatory Course|
|MECH 500 M.S. Thesis||Mandatory Course|
|MECH 590 Thesis Seminar||Mandatory Course|
|MECH 599 Research Methods and Ethics in Engineering||Mandatory Course|
|Other Courses (6)||Elective Course|
* The students should also register for the MECH 8XX course for the advisor assignment. XX is the section number for the MECH 500 course which is associated with the principal thesis advisor. For example, if the section number of the MECH 500 course is 2, the student should register for the MECH 802.