May 29, 2023
Yucheng Liu, Department Head
Zhong Hu, Professor/Graduate Coordinator
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Crothers Engineering Hall 221, Box 2219
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
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 B - Research/Design Paper
Option C - Coursework Only
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
Graduate students should consult with their advisor before registering for graduate coursework.
For additional information refer to the Master’s Degree Requirements .