Mechanical Engineering- Master of Science

For information, contact:

Graduate Program Director
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
56 Garland Hall, 513-529-0710
CECgrad@MiamiOH.edu
http://MiamiOH.edu/cec/academics/departments/mme/academics/graduate-studies/index.html

Introduction

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering prepares students for future engineering practice that requires a higher level of mastery in mechanical engineering. It is best suited for individuals with backgrounds in mechanical engineering or related areas such as materials science or physics. The degree includes courses in computer-based modeling, advanced mechanics of materials, control of dynamics systems, thermal-fluid systems, and mechanical behavior of materials as well as a limited number of additional courses in science, mathematics, or engineering.

The degree is offered with thesis and non-thesis options. All students are required to complete graduate coursework as defined below.

  • Students in the thesis option must earn a total of 24 credit hours in concentration and elective courses (with a minimum of 21 credit hours of concentration courses), two credit hours in graduate seminar and six credit hours of master’s thesis, for a minimum of 32 total credit hours.
  • Students in the non-thesis option must earn a total of 30 credit hours in concentration and elective courses (with a minimum of 21 credit hours of concentration courses), one credit hour in graduate seminar and three credit hours of a graduate research project, for a minimum of 34 total credit hours.

Program Requirements

Students must complete one of the following two options:

Option 1- Research option (thesis)

The research option requires completion of a minimum of 32 credit hours of graduate study and any additional hours needed to satisfy prerequisites. The distribution of hours is summarized as follows:

Concentration and elective courses - see below (minimum of 21 credit hours of concentration courses)24
MME 610Graduate Seminar (take twice)1,1
MME 700Research for Master's Thesis6
Total Credit Hours32

Option 2 - Course intensive option (non-thesis)

The course intensive option requires the completion of a minimum of 34 credit hours and any additional hours needed to satisfy prerequisites. The distribution of hours is summarized as follows:

Concentration and elective courses - see below (minimum of 21 credit hours of concentration courses)30
MME 610Graduate Seminar1
MME 695Graduate Research Project (take twice for a total of 3 credit hours)1,1,1
Total Credit Hours34

Concentration Courses

MME 503Heat Transfer 13
MME 512Advanced Mechanics of Materials 13
MME 513Introduction to Compressible Flow 13
MME 536Control of Dynamic Systems 13
MME 595Introduction to Applied Nonlinear Dynamics 13
MME 613Computational Fluid Dynamics3
MME 615Advanced Vibration3
MME 621Finite Element Analysis3
MME 623Mechanical Behavior of Materials3
CSE 541Applications of Technical Computing Environments 11
CSE 543High Performance Computing & Parallel Programming 13
CSE 609Programming for Engineers and Scientists3
CSE 615Mathematical Modeling3
CSE 616Simulation of Physical Systems3
CPB/MME 612Engineering Analysis3
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Students who have taken the 400-level version of this course or its equivalent must select from among other concentration courses.

Elective Courses

Students select elective courses in consultation with their faculty advisor.

CPB 512Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics3
CPB 518Biological Transport Phenomena4
ECE 525Digital Signal Processing3
MTH 532Optimization3
MTH 535Mathematical Modeling Seminar3
PHY 523Materials Physics4
PHY 527Nano-scale Science and Technology3
PHY 551Classical Mechanics4
STA 501Probability3
STA 504Advanced Data Visualization3
STA 563Regression Analysis4
STA 566Experimental Design Methods4