Jan 17, 2021  
2013-2014 CU Denver Catalog 
    
2013-2014 CU Denver Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering MS


►  Graduate School Rules apply to this program

 

Program Plans

For the master of science (MS) degree in mechanical engineering, students may choose between three plans with each plan totaling 30 semester hours.

  • Plan I - Students following Plan I (thesis option) take 24 semester hours of formal course work plus 6 semester hours of thesis work.
  • Plan II - Students following Plan II (project option) take 27 semester hours of formal course work plus a 3 semester hour final project requiring a report.
  • Plan III - Students following Plan III (10-course option) take 30 semester hours of formal course work plus a final comprehensive exam.

Students following Plan I or Plan II must submit a proposal to their examination committee prior to the semester in which they register for their thesis or project semester hours, and the examination committee must approve the proposal for the thesis or project.

 

Program Options

Students in each of the plans may choose one of three options. In the first two options, the student may choose to specialize in either thermal science or mechanics. The third option is the general mechanical engineering option.

  • The thermal science option requires 12 semester hours of course work in analytical methods, numerical methods, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. The student then selects 9 semester hours of course work in approved electives from a selection of thermal science electives.
  • The mechanics option requires 12 semester hours of course work in analytical methods, numerical methods, elasticity and dynamics. The student then selects 9 semester hours of course work in approved electives from a selection of mechanics electives.
  • The general mechanical engineering option requires the student to take 18 semester hours of required course work in analytical methods, numerical methods, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, elasticity and dynamics.

After meeting the course requirements for any of the three options the student may select any Mechanical Engineering graduate course to complete the 30 hour credit requirement. The student may also take courses approved by an advisor outside of the Mechanical Engineering Department.