M.Eng. Degree Requirements

Requirements for Master of Engineering Students

To receive a Master of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Engineering Mechanics, the following requirements must be met:

  1. A minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate coursework (5000 level or above), Twenty credits of which must be taken for a letter grade. Most courses must be of a technical nature (those found in the College of Engineering, as well as those in mathematics, physics, and other sciences, are generally considered technical courses). One or two courses that are related to your overall goals for your degree but are non-technical (for example, finance) may be approved as well. 
  2. A minimum of 12 credit hours (not including the project or seminar courses) of coursework in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE).
  3. A Program of Courses form. Courses taken must match the “Program of Courses” form. The “Program of Courses” form is filed in the M.Eng. Office at the beginning of your program and any changes made to it must be updated by submitting a new form. The completed “Program of Courses” must be submitted to the M.Eng. Office by the end of the second week of classes.
  4. A project (usually taken under MAE 6900) for at least 4 and not more than 8 credits and submitting an electronic abstract of your project report and a copy of your final report to the MAE M.Eng. program.
  5. A minimum cumulative M.Eng. GPA of 2.5.
  6. No grade below a C-.
  7. One residence unit (at least one semester registered as a full-time student in the M.Eng. Program).
  8. Registration limit of 20 credits per semester, minimum registration 12 credits per semester.