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This program has been designed to build upon a student's undergraduate background and provide additional depth and breadth in the challenging and versatile profession of Mechanical Engineering. The department offers two graduate path alternatives. The Master of Science (MS) degree program is a traditional thesis-based approach whereby the student pursues both laboratory and course work culminating in the preparation and oral defense of a written thesis. The Master of Mechanical Engineering (MME) degree is a course-based master's program which requires additional coursework in lieu of a traditional thesis.

**Requirements:**

36 credits of formal coursework

12 credits of thesis

The following three options are recommended by the Department of Mechanical Engineering for qualified students pursuing the M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering: Power/Energy, Applied Mechanics, and Design. Each option is selected to build upon a basic undergraduate background and to provide additional depth in that general area. Only 12 hours of credit of below-500-level courses may be used in any plan of study (math courses excluded). Other plans of study may be selected subject to approval by the student's Advisory Committee and the Department chair.

Topics for thesis research could come from areas such as solar and wind energy, heat transfer, corrosion, thermodynamics, IC engines, robotics, experimental stress analysis, finite element analysis, noise and vibration control, aerodynamics, design optimization, and analytical mechanics. Part-time students from industry are encouraged to select, with their advisory committee chair, job-related topics.

Suggested courses for the three options are listed below.

**Power/Energy Option**

CH 450 Air Pollution Control

ME 401 Foundations of Fluid Mechanics

ME 402 Advanced Heat Transfer

ME 407 Power Plants

ME 408 Renewable Energy

ME 426/526 Turbomachinery

ME 427 Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamic

ME 501 Advanced Thermodynamics

ME 502 Topics in Heat Transfer

ME 503 Viscous Fluid Flow

ME 510 Gas Dynamics

Plus approved Math electives

Plus approved technical electives from Engineering or Physics

**Applied Mechanics Option**

EM 403 Advanced Mechanics of Materials

EM 502 Advanced Dynamics

EM 503 Advanced Vibration Analysis

EM 505 Theory of Elasticity

ME 422 Finite Element Fundamentals

ME 506 Advanced Control Systems

ME 512 Lightweight Structural Analysis

ME 522 Advanced Finite Element Analysis

Plus approved Math electivesPlus approved technical electives from Engineering or Physics

**Design Option**

EM 503 Advanced Vibration Analysis

ME 422 Finite Element Fundamentals

ME 506 Advanced Control Systems

ME 513 Environmental Noise

ME 518 Advanced Kinematics

ME 520 CAD/CAM

ME 522 Advanced Finite Element Analysis

Plus approved Math electivesPlus approved technical electives from Engineering or Physics

**Recommended Math Electives**

MA 330 Vector Calculus

MA 366 Functions of a Real Variable

MA 367 Functions of a Complex Variable

MA 383 Engineering Statistics II

MA 385 Quality Methods

MA 431 Calculus of Variations

MA 433 Numerical Analysis

MA 434 Topics in Numerical Analysis

MA 436 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations

MA 444 Deterministic Models in Operations Research

MA 445 Stochastic Models in Operations Research

MA 471 Linear Algebra II

MA 485 Applied Regression Analysis & Introduction to Time Series

MA 487 Design of Experiments

MA 580 Topics in Advanced Probability Theory and Applications

MA 590 Topics in Mathematics

**Recommended Physics Electives**

PH 401 Intro. to Quantum Mechanics

PH 402 Intro. to Atomic Physics

PH 404, 530 Acoustics, Advanced Acoustics

PH 405/505 Semiconductor Materials and Devices I

PH 406/506 Semiconductor Materials and Devices II

PH 407 Solid State PhysicsPH 408/508 Microsensors

PH 425 Adv. Physics Laboratory III

PH 440 X-Rays and Crystalline Materials

PH 470 Special Topics in Physics

PH 512 Methods of Mathematical Physics

PH 514 Quantum Mechanics

**Requirements:**

20 credits of core coursework

8 credits of core math coursework

20 credits of elective coursework

Each MME student must prepare a program of study, including a statement of purpose and the courses to be taken. This must be approved by the ME graduate study committee before the student registers for classes for the 1^{st} quarter of enrollment as a graduate student.

Core Coursework (20 credits = 5 classes): choose from the following (other classes may be substituted for core requirements with the approval of the ME graduate study committee):

- Any 500-level mechanical engineering class
- Any 500-level engineering mechanics class
- CHE 502 Transport Phenomena

Core Math Coursework (8 credits = 2 classes): choose from the following (other math classes may be substituted for core math requirements with the approval of the ME graduate study committee):

- MA 336 Boundary Value Problems
- MA 371 Linear Algebra or MA 373 Applied Linear Algebra
- One of MA 383 Engineering Statistics II, MA385 Quality Methods, or MA387 Statistical Methods in Six Sigma
- MA 433 Numerical Analysis or MA 435 Finite Difference Methods

Elective Coursework (20 credits = 5 classes)

- Electives must be listed as ME, BE, CE, CHE, CSSE, ECE, EM, EMGT, EP, MA, or OE.
- No more than 12 credits of electives below the 500-level (not counting math electives)
- No more than 8 credits of math electives; each math elective must be 300-level or above
- No more than 8 credits of engineering management electives; choose from the following:

EMGT 524 Production/Operations Mgmt.

EMGT 526 Technology Mgmt and Forecasting

EMGT 527 Project Management

EMGT 534 Management Science

EMGT 551 Intellectual Property for Engineers and Scientists

EMGT 561 Failures of Engineered Systems

EMGT 586 Supply Chain Management

EMGT 587 Systems Engineering

EMGT 589 Manufacturing Systems

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Terre Haute, IN 47803

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