The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department offers Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Aerospace Systems Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
The MS in Aerospace Systems Engineering and the MSE in Mechanical Engineering each require 31 semester hours and are available as two options. The thesis option requires 24 hours of graduate coursework,1 hour of graduate seminar,and 6 hours of thesis. Students under this option must complete a written thesis and an oral defense. The non-thesis option requires 30 hours of graduate coursework and 1 hour of graduate seminar. Graduates of our MS 英国williamhill中文网programs should be able to solve complex engineering problems using appropriate techniques,to use formal mathematics to clarify engineering analyses,and to clearly communicate engineering solutions to others.
The PhD in Aerospace Systems Engineering or in Mechanical Engineering requires the successful completion of an independent research project culminating in a dissertation.Graduates are expected to demonstrate critical thinking,an ability to do an independent,original investigation,and mastery of an area of scholarly literature. The Program of Study consists of a minimum of 67 course and research semester hours beyond the B.S degree. A minimum of 18 semester hours of course work beyond the Department's MS degree is required. The Program of Study also includes three examinations: the Preliminary Examination,the Qualifying Examination,and the Final Comprehensive Examination. Descriptions of these examinations are provided in the MAE Department Office.