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, biomedical engineering or physics. The degree includes core courses in mathematical modeling, dynamical systems and control, thermal-fluid systems, and mechanics and mechanical behavior of materials as well as diverse options for courses in science, engineering, and mathematics.

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 15 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 18 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 15 credit hours of concentration courses) 124
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 18 credit hours of concentration courses) 130
MME 610Graduate Seminar1
MME 704Non-Thesis Project3
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 570Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering 21-4
MME 595Introduction to Applied Nonlinear Dynamics 13
MME 613Computational Fluid Dynamics3
MME 615Advanced Vibration3
MME 621Finite Element Analysis3
MME 623Mechanical Behavior of Materials3
CPB/MME 612Engineering Analysis3

Elective Courses

Students select elective courses in consultation with their faculty advisor.

CPB 512Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 13
CPB 514Mass Transfer and Unit Operations 13
CPB 518Biological Transport Phenomena 14
CPB 519Biomaterials 13
CPB 611Transport Phenomena in Engineering3
CSE 543High Performance Computing & Parallel Programming 13
CSE 609Programming for Engineers and Scientists3
CSE 615Mathematical Modeling3
CSE 616Simulation of Physical Systems3
ECE 525Digital Signal Processing 13
ECE 601State Variables for Engineers3
MTH 532Optimization 13
MTH 535Mathematical Modeling Seminar 13
MTH 632Advanced Optimization3
PHY 527Nano-scale Science and Technology 13
PHY 537Intermediate Thermodynamics and Introduction to Statistical Physics 14
PHY 551Classical Mechanics 14
PHY 583Mathematical Methods in Physics 14
STA 501Probability 13
STA 504Advanced Data Visualization 13
STA 563Regression Analysis 14
STA 566Experimental Design Methods 14