Mechanical Engineering Five-Year Dual Degree Bachelor and Master of Science Program

This concentrated program prepares students for constantly evolving needs for innovation in engineering design and development, across all technological and economic sectors. Graduates of the program will be awarded a BS and an MS in Mechanical Engineering. The undergraduate degree, BSME, will maintain its ABET accreditation. Students follow the standard undergraduate curriculum for the first three years, and then complete the BS degree requirements during their fourth year while taking graduate courses. During the fifth year the students take an additional eight courses to complete their MS degree. Graduates of the program will have mastered the knowledge and tools they need to create the next generation of Mechanical Engineering solutions to technological and societal problems.

Dual Degree Curriculum

Requirements for BS in Mechanical Engineering 1134
ME 0415Engineering Applications of Numerical Methods3
Select 7 additional graduate-level electives in Mechanical Engineering21
Total Credits158

Requirements are the same as those listed for the BS, except that students must select at least two graduate-level electives to fulful the major elective requirement.

Note: A minimum of 30 credits must be completed at the graduate level.

Changing from Undergraduate to Graduate Status

Students may request a change of status from the undergraduate to the undergraduate/graduate combined plan of study at any point after the following conditions are met, with approval from their academic advisor and the department chair:

  • Completed 60+ credits toward the BS in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Successfully completed 8 courses in Mechanical Engineering with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Plan to enroll in at least two graduate-level courses during the fourth year.
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Have approval of the faculty advisor.

Students will be awarded the BS in Mechanical Engineering when all requirements are met, usually at the end of the fourth year.  The MS in Mechanical Engineering will be awarded when all graduate requirements of the combined degree curricula have been satisfied, usually at the end of the fifth year.

A minimum of 30 credits must be completed at the graduate level.

Mechanical Engineering Electives

Possible electives may include:

Thermal Systems Electives
ME 0428Computational Fluid Dynamics3
ME 0451Energy Conversion3
ME 0452Heat and Mass Transfer3
ME 0453Turbomachinery3
Mechanical Systems Electives
ME 0400Feedback and Control Systems3
ME 0405Design of Mechatronics Systems3
ME 0410Vibration Analysis3
ME 0411Theory and Applications of Robot Kinematics3
ME 0412Advanced Dynamics3
ME 0424Micro and Nano Manufacturing3
ME 0427Applications of Fracture Mechanics in Engineering Design3
ME 0444Mechanics of Composite Materials3
ME 0470Applications of Finite Element Analysis3
ME 0472Applications of Theory of Elasticity3
SW 0407Java for Programmers3