The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Plan A is ideal for students who are interested in advancing their career in industry or research. The program combines valuable classroom instruction with research experiences. Students conduct research under the supervision of a faculty advisor, often the Principal Investigator (P.I.), for a government or industry sponsored project. The student’s research, in conjunction with thesis credits and coursework, will culminate in an article for submission to a peer-reviewed journal and a final thesis. 


Select 2 courses from the following:6-7
Advanced Mechanics of Materials
Mathematics for Scientists and Engineers
Advanced Mechanical Systems
Materials Issues in Mechanical Design
Mechanical Engineering Thermodynamics
Advanced Fluid Mechanics
Advanced Heat Transfer
Electives 111-18
Select one from the following:6-12
Thesis: Bioengineering
Thesis: Energy Conversion
Thesis: Environmental Engineering
Thesis: Heat and Mass Transfer
Thesis: Industrial and Systems Engineering
Thesis: Mechanics and Design
Thesis: Computer-Assisted Engineering
Thesis: Robotics
Thesis: Solar Engineering
Thesis: Computational Fluids
Thesis: Materials
Thesis: Plasma Engineering
Thesis: Motorsport Engineering
Program Total Credits:30

 A minimum of 30 credits are required to complete this program.

Of the 30 minimum credits required for this program, at least 24 credits must be at the 500-level or above and earned at CSU.