Master of Science, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

A full-time student can usually complete the program requirements in one academic year of study. A student who has an assistantship can usually complete the requirements in one calendar year.

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

Thesis Option

TAM 599Thesis Research (min-max applied toward the degree)4-8
TAM 500Seminar (registration for 1 hour every term while in residence; credit does not apply toward the degree)0
Elective courses – chosen in consultation with advisor (subject to Other Requirements and Conditions below)24-28
Total Hours32

Other Requirements and Conditions1

MSE 492 Lab Safety Fundamentals
A minimum of 16 TAM credit hours, with 8 at the 500 level.
A minimum of 12 500-level credit hours applied toward the degree
No TAM 599 credit may be applied toward the elective course work requirement.
A maximum of 4 hours of TAM 597 or ME 597 (or other approved independent study) may be applied toward the elective course work requirement.
Other Requirements and Conditions may overlap
Minimum GPA: 3.0
1

For additional details and requirements refer to the department's graduate program requirements and the Graduate College Handbook

Non-Thesis Option

TAM 500Seminar (registration for 1 hour every term while in residence; credit does not apply toward the degree)0
Elective courses – chosen in consultation with advisor (subject to Other Requirements and Conditions below)36
Total Hours36

Other Requirements and Conditions1

Other Requirements and Conditions may overlap
A minimum of 16 TAM credit hours, with 8 at the 500 level.
A minimum of 12 500-level credit hours applied toward the degree
A maximum of 4 hours of TAM 597 or ME 597 (or other approved independent study) may be applied toward the elective course work requirement.
Departmental approval is required to pursue the non-thesis option.
Minimum GPA: 3.0
1

For additional details and requirements refer to the department's graduate program requirements and the Graduate College Handbook