2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Jan 25, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)


Program Coordinator/Contact

Kurt Bassett, Department Head
Zhong Hu, Professor/Graduate Coordinator
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Crothers Engineering Hall 221, Box 2219
605-688-5426

Program Information

The Mechanical Engineering Department offers courses for the degree Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Also, course offerings can be used in co-major or minor programs for students of other departments. The graduate program in mechanical engineering concentrates on advanced study, including design and research, in such areas as thermofluid science, solid mechanics and dynamics, and industrial and quality control engineering. Students are encouraged to broaden their education by participating in supporting programs in established departments such as mathematics, computer science and other fields of engineering.

Course Delivery Format

The program consists of lecture, laboratory, and experiential learning opportunities.

Available Options for Graduate Degrees


Master of Science Option A - Thesis 30 Credit Hours
  Option B - Research/Design Paper 32 Credit Hours
  Option C - Coursework Only 35 Credit Hours

Core Requirements


  • ME 7XX Courses with ME Prefix Credits: 6

Select from the following options


Option A - Thesis


Option B - Research/Design Paper


Option C - Coursework Only


  • Electives Credits: 29

Total Required Credits: 30 (Option A), 32 (Option B), 35 (Option C)


Additional Admission Requirements


GRE: Not required
TOEFL: Department requirement of 525 paper based, 71 Internet-based
IELTS: 5.5

General Requirements


Graduate students should consult with their advisor before registering for graduate coursework.

For additional information refer to the Master’s Degree Requirements .