Degrees

Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Plan A
In the thesis program, at least 30 credits of acceptable graduate courses must be completed. At least 21 of those credits must be earned in on-campus courses at the university. Any transfer credits form another institution must be recommended in the program of study by the advisory/examining committee, and must be officially accepted by the Office of Admissions and Records. At least 18 credits in the program must be at the 700 level.

Plan B
The program of study requires the satisfactory completion of at least 32 credits of acceptable graduate courses and a comprehensive examination. At least 23 credits must be earned in on-campus courses at the university. At least 15 of the 32 total credits must be earned at the 700 level.


Doctoral Degree in Mechanical Engineering

A minimum of 72 graduate credits is required, including at least 48 credits in course work. A maximum of 24 credits of course work (with grades of B or better) from a master's degree program or previous postbaccalaureate graduate studies program may be allocated toward the doctoral degree. These credits must be approved by the student's major department, the graduate dean and the Office of Admissions and Records. At least 30 credits of 700-level courses beyond the bachelor's degree, exclusive of dissertation credits, are required for the doctoral degree. As many as 18 of these credits may be used from a master's degree program.