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Master of Science


All students admitted to the M.S. program in mechanical engineering are required to designate their thesis supervisor and thesis topic at the start of their program.

Master's students are required to take 7 courses having a total of minimum 21 credits. The course program of each student is designed by the student and his/her thesis supervisor according to following rules:

  • In order to satisfy the mathematics requirement, ME 521 should be taken.
  • At least 2 courses must be selected from the following pool of courses: ME 502, ME 503, ME 504, ME 505, ME 511, ME 517, ME 526 (ME 532 before Fall 2014 semester), ME 537, ME 541, ME 543 or ME 547.
  • At least 4 courses must have ME 5XX codes, excluding ME 521, totaling a minimum of 12 credits.
  • The program may contain at most 2 courses (subject to the approval of departmental Graduate Programme Committee) selected from the three groups of courses listed below:
    • graduate courses offered by other departments,
    • undergraduate technical elective courses offered by the Mechanical Engineering Department,
    • undergraduate technical elective courses offered by other departments.

The maximum period to complete course work is 4 semesters.

Click here for the table showing the semesters in which graduate courses were offered.

In addition to the course load, the Master's students are expected to

  • pass ME 590 Thesis Seminar (non-credit) course before the end of their fourth semester and
  • complete, write, and defend a thesis sucessfully before the end of their sixth semester.

For rules and regulations regarding the registration to the Master's program of the Department, please visit registration rules page.