Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering

The master of science degree program advances knowledge through post-baccalaureate coursework. The program requires 32 credit hours. Students have the option of completing a thesis based on up to eight credit hours of research (MMAE 591) with the approval of a thesis adviser, or completing the program with courses, which may include up to six credit hours of projects (MMAE 594 or MMAE 597). In line with the department's approach to its graduate programs, a student has considerable flexibility, in consultation with their adviser, in formulating an M.S. program. Registration  and 80%-class session attendance--required for a passing grade--in the Seminar course MMAE 593 is required of all M.S. graduate students (Non-thesis or Thesis) and Ph.D. students. A satisfactory grade is required, in each semester of full-time enrollment, to fulfill degree requirements.

Before completion of the first semester of graduate study, full-time students should select 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 as well as the department's graduate studies committee and the department chair must approve this program. Students with the thesis option are required to pass an oral comprehensive examination on their 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.

Admissions Requirements: GPA 3.0, GRE 300, TOEFL - according to university minimum standards and B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering1, Physics2, Industrial Engineering1,2, or Mathematics1,2.

1Requires the following course (or equivalent) to be taken prior to first term: MMAE 305 – Dynamics

2Requires the following course (or equivalent) to be taken prior to or in the first term: MMAE 443 – System Analysis and Control

 

Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering Emphasis (Coursework Only Option)

Minimum Credits Required 32
Maximum 400-Level Credit 12
Maximum 700-Level Credit 6
Required Courses (18)
MMAE 547Comp Intgrted Manuf Technlgies3
or MMAE 557 Comp Intgrtd Manfctrng Systms
MMAE 560Ststcl Quality Procs Control3
MMAE 563Advanced Mechanical Metallurgy3
MMAE 569Advanced Physical Metallurgy3
Select a minimum of three credit hours from the following:3
Computer-Aided Design3
Advanced CAD/CAM3
Adv Manufacturing Engineering3
Materials Process Selection3
Select a minimum of three credit hours from the following:3
Finite Elmnt Methods in Engrg3
Computational Fluid Dynamics3
Finite Element Methods II3
Design Optimization3
Computational Methods in MSE3
Elective Courses (14)
Select 14 credit hours of 400-level and above MMAE courses 114

Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering Emphasis
(Thesis Option) 

Minimum Credits Required 32
Maximum 400-Level Credit 12
Maximum 700-Level Credit 6
Required Courses (18)
MMAE 547Comp Intgrted Manuf Technlgies3
or MMAE 557 Comp Intgrtd Manfctrng Systms
MMAE 560Ststcl Quality Procs Control3
MMAE 563Advanced Mechanical Metallurgy3
MMAE 569Advanced Physical Metallurgy3
Select a minimum of one course from the following;3
Computer-Aided Design3
Advanced CAD/CAM3
Adv Manufacturing Engineering3
Materials Process Selection3
Select a minimum of one course from the following numerical methods courses:3
Finite Elmnt Methods in Engrg3
Computational Fluid Dynamics3
Finite Element Methods II3
Design Optimization3
Computational Methods in MSE3
Elective Courses (6-8)
Select six to eight credit hours of 400-level and above MMAE courses 16-8
Thesis Research (6-8)
MMAE 591Research and Thesis M.S.6-8

Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Emphasis (Coursework Only Option)

Minimum Credits Required 32
Maximum 400-Level Credit 12
Maximum 700-Level Credit 6
Required Courses (18)
MMAE 545Advanced CAD/CAM3
MMAE 546Adv Manufacturing Engineering3
MMAE 547Comp Intgrted Manuf Technlgies3
or MMAE 557 Comp Intgrtd Manfctrng Systms
MMAE 560Ststcl Quality Procs Control3
Select a minimum of three credit hours from the following:3
Computer-Aided Design3
Advanced Mechanical Metallurgy3
Advanced Physical Metallurgy3
Materials Process Selection3
Select a minimum of three credit hours from the following:3
Computer-Aided Design3
Finite Elmnt Methods in Engrg3
Computational Fluid Dynamics3
Finite Element Methods II3
Design Optimization3
Computational Methods in MSE3
Elective Courses (14)
Select 14 credit hours of 400-level and above MMAE courses 114

Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Emphasis (Thesis Option)

Minimum Credits Required 32
Maximum 400-Level Credit 12
Maximum 700-Level Credit 6
Required Courses (18)
MMAE 545Advanced CAD/CAM3
MMAE 546Adv Manufacturing Engineering3
MMAE 547Comp Intgrted Manuf Technlgies3
or MMAE 557 Comp Intgrtd Manfctrng Systms
MMAE 560Ststcl Quality Procs Control3
Select a minimum of one course from the following:3
Computer-Aided Design3
Advanced Mechanical Metallurgy3
Advanced Physical Metallurgy3
Materials Process Selection3
Select a minimum of one course from the following:3
Computer-Aided Design3
Finite Elmnt Methods in Engrg3
Computational Fluid Dynamics3
Finite Element Methods II3
Design Optimization3
Computational Methods in MSE3
Elective Courses (6-8)
Select six to eight credit hours of 400-level and above MMAE courses 16-8
Thesis Research (6-8)
MMAE 591Research and Thesis M.S.6-8