Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
To be eligible for admission to any of the Master’s Degree programs a prospective student must hold a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, science, mathematics, or equivalent field. Students may pursue any program either on a full- or part-time basis; however, restrictions may apply, as described below. Students who receive financial support from the University in the form of a research, teaching, or tuition assistantship must complete an eight semester hour Thesis. Other students may choose to complete a Thesis or pursue their degree on a coursework-only basis. Students who complete the Thesis Option must make a presentation at a Thesis Defense before approval by the department.
All graduate students in mechanical engineering must complete the Technical Writing Seminar, MEIE 6800, and perform effectively in the Department Seminar Series during their first year of full-time study. Graduate students in industrial engineering are strongly encouraged to participate in these activities. If appropriate, part-time students may petition the graduate committee to waive these requirements.