Master of Engineering Science

The Master of Engineering Science is a thesis option program that prepares students to independently develop a solution in their selected engineering disciplines. The student should select a department academic advisor and a graduate committee must be formed before the student has completed 15 semester hours of graduate work. No credit toward a graduate degree will be granted unless approved by the student’s graduate committee.

Admission Requirements

Admission standards are designed to ensure that all enrolled students are qualified professionals serving in a leadership role in their engineering discipline. The primary requirements are as follows:

  1. B.S. in Engineering (Transcripts required)
  2. Competitive Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores (Quantitative>=151)
  3. If English is a second language, obtain the minimum scores in IELTS or TOEFL according to the latest University policy.

Degree Requirements

  1. All College of Graduate Studies general degree requirements
  2. A minimum of 24 semester hours (five courses) of electives which may include: MEEN 5325 Finite Element Analysis with ANSYS; MEEN 5326 Control of Mechanical Systems; MEEN 5335 Mechanical Vibrations; MEEN 5389 CAD Solid Modeling; MEEN 5311 Energy Conversion Systems; MEEN 5313 Optimizations of Thermal Systems; MEEN 5323 Advanced Heat Transfer and Applications; MEEN 5350 Turbomachinery; MEEN 5362 Energy Engineering; MEEN 5367 Intro. to CFD; MEEN 5330 Two Phase Flow and Heat Transfer. Other courses approved by department graduate advisor may satisfy part of this requirement
  3. Satisfactory completion and defense of a Master’s thesis (a minimum of 6 semester hours of ENGR 5390 and ENGR 5391)

Earn a degree that matches your interests!


The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers graduate courses in three fields to personalize your degree:

Advanced Mechanical Design, Optimization and Simulation
Energy Conversion and Conservation
Materials Engineering