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 accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). 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.

Requirements for BS in Mechanical Engineering 1134
MEEG 5415Engineering Applications of Numerical Methods3
Select 7 additional graduate-level electives in Mechanical Engineering21
Total Credits158

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 3.00 or higher.
  • Plan to enroll in at least two graduate-level courses during the fourth year.
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.00 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
MEEG 5323Thermal Management of Microdevices3
MEEG 5346Energy Conversion3
MEEG 5353Computational Fluid Dynamics3
MEEG 5354Heat and Mass Transfer3
MEEG 5362Turbomachinery3
MEEG 5356Renewable Wind Energy3
MEEG 5364Combustion3
Mechanical Systems Electives
MEEG 5301Feedback and Control Systems3
MEEG 5303Industrial Automation3
MEEG 5305Design of Mechatronics Systems3
MEEG 5312Advanced Product Design and Manufacturing3
MEEG 5319Applications of Finite Element Analysis3
MEEG 5321Theory and Applications of Robot Kinematics3
MEEG 5322Advanced Dynamics3
MEEG 5324Micro and Nano Manufacturing3
MEEG 5327Fracture Mechanics3
MEEG 5330Mechanics of Composite Materials3
MEEG 5372Applications of Theory of Elasticity3
MEEG 5376Stability of Structures3