2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    Apr 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)

Location(s): Brookings Main Campus

Program Coordinator/Contact

Yucheng Liu, Department Head
Zhong Hu, Professor/Graduate Coordinator
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Crothers Engineering Hall 221, Box 2219

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Articulate a solid understanding of the fundamental principles in the general areas of the mechanical engineering discipline and supporting areas.
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate, written and verbal, technical information in an effective manner.
  • Conduct research and/or design projects that demonstrate ability to model, analyze and design mechanical engineering processes and systems.
  • Demonstrate the transferable skills necessary for a career as a researcher and/or for employment in a senior and leading capacity in a relevant area of professional practice or industry, through career preparedness training, such as writing cover letters and resumes.

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

Please note that SDSU Policy 2:17 requires that all graduate coursework be at the 500-level and above and that at least fifty (50) percent of the credits on a plan of study must be in courses 600-series and above.

  • 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: 71 Internet-based
TOEFL Essentials: 7.5
IELTS: 6.0
Duolingo: 100

Accelerated Master’s Program

The accelerated Master’s program will be available to eligible SDSU students. Up to 12 credits applied to the undergraduate degree may be used to satisfy graduate credit. Students must follow SDSU Policy 2:22 Use of Graduate Credit for Undergraduate Degree Requirements.

General Requirements

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

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