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, culminates in an article for submission to a peer-reviewed journal and a final thesis.
1. Bring together faculty members and graduate students in a diverse community of scholars having a common interest in advanced professional study and creative work.
2. Extend the boundaries of the mechanical engineering profession by developing advanced technologies to provide creative solutions to global problems such as energy, environment and human health.
3. Consideration of a challenging problem utilizing analytical, experimental, and/or design techniques 1) to determine and explain the behavior of a simple system or 2) to bring into logical order the techniques of a field which has experienced random growth.
4. Develop new analytical knowledge, experimental knowledge, design knowledge, or a combination thereof.
Effective Fall 2023
|Select 2 courses from the following:
|Mathematical Modeling for Chemical Engineers
|Advanced Mechanics of Materials
|Numerical Methods in Science and Engineering
|Mathematics for Scientists and Engineers
|Advanced Mechanical Systems
|Materials Issues in Mechanical Design
|Mechanical Engineering Thermodynamics
|Advanced Fluid Mechanics
|Advanced Heat Transfer
|Computational Methods for Mechanical Eng.
|Select one from the following:
|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: Solar Engineering
|Thesis: Computational Fluids
|Thesis: Plasma Engineering
|Thesis: Motorsport Engineering
|Program Total Credits:
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.
Select courses with approval of advisor and graduate committee.