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Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Degree Options

Thesis Option (30 SCH): Students must successfully complete at least 30 semester hours of graduate credit course work, including six hours of thesis credits. In addition to the required coursework and thesis, students in the research option must successfully pass a final oral examination administered by the student's graduate academic committee.

Non-thesis Option (36 SCH): Students must successfully complete at least 36 semester credit hours of graduate coursework, including at least three hours in a project course that culminates in an engineering report on a significant design or analysis project performed by the student. In addition to completing all required coursework and the advanced engineering design project, students electing the non-thesis option will also be required to pass a final oral examination that is administered by the student's graduate academic committee.

Professional Development Option (36 SCH): Students must successfully complete at least 36 semester credit hours of graduate coursework, and a comprehensive exam administered by the student's graduate academic committee.  For the required 36 graduate semester credit hours, at least 30 hours must be in mechanical engineering.  Up to 6 hours of non-mechanical engineering coursework approved by the student's graduate academic committee are permitted for the degree option.

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