Mechanical Science and Engineering

Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering - Online

The online MSME degree program offers both a thesis (32 credit hours) and non-thesis (36 credit hours) option. Online students have five years to complete the degree requirements. The degree awarded through our online program is the exact same degree awarded to on-campus MSME students. The application process is very similar to our other programs which is described at our Applying to MechSE page. Applications for the online program are not required to submit GRE scores; after the application is submitted, our administrators will waive the requirement of the GRE for students applying to the online program.

Thesis Option

ME 599Thesis Research (min-max applied toward the degree)4-8
MSE 492Lab Safety Fundamentals (credit does not apply toward the degree)0
ME 590Seminar (registration for 1 hour every term while in residence; credit does not apply toward the degree)0
Elective courses (formal graded coursework) – chosen in consultation with advisor (subject to Other Requirements and Conditions below)24-28
Total Hours32

Other Requirements and Conditions1

Other Requirements and Conditions may overlap
A minimum of 8 ME or TAM credit hours with 4 at the 500 level.
A minimum of 12 500-level credit hours applied toward the degree.
For the thesis option, a maximum of 4 hours of ME 597 or TAM 597 (or other approved independent study) may be applied toward the elective course work requirement.
No ME 599 credit may be applied toward the elective course work requirement (599 is not formal graded coursework).
Minimum GPA: 3.0

Non-Thesis Option

MSE 492Lab Safety Fundamentals (credit does not apply toward the degree)0
ME 590Seminar (registration for 1 hour every term while in residence; credit does not apply toward the degree)0
ME 597Independent Study4
or TAM 597 Advanced Independent Study
Elective courses – chosen in consultation with advisor (subject to Other Requirements and Conditions below)32
Total Hours36

Other Requirements and Conditions1

Other Requirements and Conditions may overlap
A minimum of 8 ME or TAM credit hours with 4 at the 500 level.
A minimum of 12 500-level credit hours applied toward the degree.
Departmental approval is required to pursue the non-thesis option.
Minimum GPA: 3.0