The M.Eng.ME degree is a coursework-only degree which is designed to offer extreme flexibility so students can choose courses from any of our graduate-level offerings in biomechanics, controls and dynamics, fluid mechanics and thermal sciences, nanomechanics and nanomanufacturing, and solid mechanics and materials. The M.Eng.ME degree requires at least 4 hours of professional development coursework and 3-4 hours of applied math or computational science coursework.

Students who are interested in adding a project-based component to the degree are encouraged to reach out to faculty with their ideas. Students can earn up to 4 hours of credit toward the degree through an Independent Study project supervised by one of our faculty members.

Students should note that admission or enrollment in the Master of Engineering program is not transferable to MechSE Master of Science programs.

Credit Requirements

Thirty-two hours of graduate level coursework, which must include at least 12 hours of MechSE departmental coursework (ME or TAM), 3 hours of applied math, and 4 hours of professional development, are required. An elective requirement is also included.

At least 12 credits must be 500-level coursework, and 8 of the 500-level credits must be from within the MechSE department (ME or TAM).  Additional criteria are explained below.

ME or TAM coursework 12-20 hours
Applied math/computational science course, from approved list 3-4 hours
Electives, selected in consultation with advisor

–  May include max 4 hours special topics

–  Min 4 elective hours must be completed outside of MechSE

4-8 hours
Professional development (may include max of 4 hours special topics)
View suggested professional development courses here.
4-8 hours
Total degree credit 32 hours


Additional requirements

  • Minimum of 12 500-level credit hours applied toward the degree, 8 of which must be in ME or TAM.
  • Maximum of 4 hours of independent study may be applied toward degree requirements.
  • Students in the program must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.


Credit Restrictions

No course used to fulfill any degree requirement may be taken using the “Credit/No Credit” or “Audit” options.  All degree requirements must be fulfilled with graduate-level standard letter grade courses.

Time Limitations

Master of Engineering students are allotted up to five calendar years after their first registration in the Graduate College to finish the degree. However, the M.Eng.ME degree is designed to be able to be completed in as little as 2-3 semesters by full-time candidates.