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Graduate Handbook | Master's Degree Plan I

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
For the 2017 - 2018 Academic Year
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MASTER'S DEGREE- (PLAN I - THESIS)

This section details the requirements for the M.S. (thesis) degree. A minimum of thirty credit hours must be successfully completed, of which up to twelve may be research credits (i.e. thesis research credits). No foreign language examination is required.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE M.S. DEGREE (THESIS)

Eighteen credit hours (six classes) of course work are required for the M.S. degree with thesis. The department has established a single core-course requirement that all M.S. (thesis) students must pass or have passed an equivalent course at another institution. The Graduate Studies Committee will judge whether or not courses at other institutions are equivalent. Students must complete and pass one of the following mathematical methods courses in their first year of study:

  • AME60611 Mathematical Methods I (fall semester annually) or
  • CBE60542 Mathematical Methods in Engineering I (fall semester annually)

Both courses are foundational for graduate studies in engineering with AME60611 being a more advanced course.

The following Table illustrates a “typical” program for an M.S.-Thesis student.

TYPICAL MASTER'S PROGRAM (Thesis)

First Year Fall Courses: 9 hrs
Research: 3 hrs
Spring

Courses: 9 hrs
Research: 3 hrs

Summer Research: 6 if August graduate
GRED 60501
AME 67890
Second Year Fall Research: 9 hrs

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