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.


Select courses with approval of advisor and graduate committee.

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.