Graduate students must take at least 7 courses (at least 21 credits). Each student’s curriculum will be determined by the student and thesis advisor 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 of these courses).
- At least 4 courses, excluding MECH 521, must have at least 12 credits in total, MECH 5XX or ME 5XX.
- The program may include up to 2 courses from the three categories listed below (subject to approval of the program coordinator of the program):
- Post-graduate courses offered in other programs,
- Undergraduate technical elective courses given by the Mechanical Engineering Program,
- Undergraduate technical elective courses offered by other programs.
- 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 semesters.
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|