ME MS Degree Requirements

The GRE requirement has been waived (and extended) for all engineering master’s applicants applying through Fall 2026!

All students must take the following minimum distribution of courses for a total of 30 credit hours:

Core Courses

Nine (9) semester hours: EML 5060 Analysis in Mechanical Engineering I and two core courses in the student's major area:

Dynamics and Controls

  • EGM 5444 - Advanced Dynamics
  • EML 5317 - Advanced Control Systems
  • EML 5361 - Multivariable Control
  • EML 5930 - Adaptive Controls

Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer

  • EGM 5152 - Heat Transfer
  • EML 5155 - Convective Heat Transfer
  • EML 5709 - Fluid Mechanics
  • EML 5930 - Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics

Solid Mechanics and Materials Science

  • EGM 5611 - Continuum Mechanics
  • EGM 5653 - Theory of Elasticity
  • EML 5930 - Advanced Materials
  • EML 5930 - Solid Mechanics and Electromagnetics of Continuous Media
Mechanical Engineering Courses

Six (6) semester hours: any two courses in Mechanical Engineering.

Elective Courses

Nine (9) semester hours: Select three graduate-level, letter-graded courses in engineering, mathematics, and/or any science discipline (e.g. computer science, physics, etc.). One of the three courses may include EML 5905 - Directed Individual Study or EML 5910 - Supervised Research. Courses must be selected in consultation with the student's major professor.

Graduate Seminar

EML 5935 – Mechanical Engineering Seminar (0). See Graduate Seminar section for additional information.


Six (6) semester hours: EML 5971 - Thesis. University rules require that students take thesis credit in their final term, even if they have completed the thesis credit requirement for their degree program.

Thesis Defense

EML 8976 - Masters Thesis Defense must be taken in the student's final semester.