Mechanical Engineering, M.S.

http://mechse.illinois.edu

For more details of the degree requirements for both M.S. programs, visit the department’s Graduate Program Web site.

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 Conditions (may overlap) 1
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 Conditions (may overlap)1
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