Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering

The master of science degree program advances knowledge through post-baccalaureate coursework and state-of-the-art research in preparation for careers in industrial research and development. The M.S. degree is also generally acceptable as a prerequisite for study toward the doctorate. In line with the department’s approach to its graduate programs, a student has considerable flexibility, in consultation with his or her program adviser, in formulating an M.S. program.

The master of science degree requires completion of a minimum of 32 credit hours of approved work, which includes 6-8 credit hours of thesis research. Before completion of the first semester of graduate study, full-time students should select an area of specialization and a permanent adviser. Graduate students pursuing the M.S. degree on a part-time basis should select a permanent adviser before registering for their twelfth credit hour. The student, in consultation with the adviser, prepares a program of study that reflects individual needs and interests. The adviser must approve this program, as well as the department’s graduate studies committee, the department chair, and the Graduate College.

After completion of the thesis, the student is required to pass an oral comprehensive examination on his or her thesis and related topics. The examination committee consists of at least three appropriate faculty members who are nominated by the thesis adviser and appointed by the department’s graduate studies committee.

Curriculum

Materials Science and Engineering Emphasis

Required Courses (15)
MMAE 547Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Technologies3
MMAE 560Statistical Quality and Process Control3
Select a minimum of one course from the following;3
Computer-Aided Design3
Advanced CAD/CAM3
Advanced Manufacturing Engineering3
Materials and Process Selection3
Select a minimum of one course from the following:3
Ferrous Transformations3
Engineering Optics and Laser-Based Manufacturing3
Select a minimum of one course from the following numerical methods courses:3
Finite Element Methods in Engineering3
Computational Fluid Dynamics3
Advanced Finite Element Methods3
Design Optimization3
Computational Methods in Materials Science and Engineering3
Elective Courses (9-11)
Select 9 to 11 credit hours9-11
Thesis Research (6-8)
MMAE 591Research and Thesis M.S.6-8

Minimum degree credits required: 32

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Emphasis

Required Courses (18)
MMAE 545Advanced CAD/CAM3
MMAE 546Advanced Manufacturing Engineering3
MMAE 547Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Technologies3
MMAE 560Statistical Quality and Process Control3
Select a minimum of one course from the following:3
Computer-Aided Design3
Ferrous Transformations3
Materials and Process Selection3
Engineering Optics and Laser-Based Manufacturing3
Select a minimum of one course from the following:3
Finite Element Methods in Engineering3
Computational Fluid Dynamics3
Advanced Finite Element Methods3
Design Optimization3
Computational Methods in Materials Science and Engineering3
Elective Courses (6-8)
Select 8 to 11 credits6-8
Thesis Research (6-8)
MMAE 591Research and Thesis M.S.6-8

Minimum degree credits required: 32