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Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Admission

The Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (M.S.M.E.) is intended primarily for a student with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering or a closely related discipline obtained from a recognized institution. Minimum requirements for admission to regular status are a 3.0 grade point average (4.0=A) in the last 60 attempted hours of undergraduate study, a combined score of 1000 on the quantitative and verbal portions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and for international students (except those who are from countries where English is the only official language or those who have earned a degree from an accredited American college or university), a score of 220 (computer-based test; or equivalent score on the paper-based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

In certain circumstances a trial program may be extended to students who have a GPA below 3.0 but otherwise meet university requirements. Additional courses may be required to correct deficiencies. Students should contact the MMAE graduate program coordinator for further information.

Degree Requirements

All students are expected to identify an adviser and file an official degree program of study prior to the completion of nine semester hours of study. Students should consult with the MMAE graduate program coordinator for assistance in filling out a program of study. The M.S.M.E. degree is offered as a thesis or a non-thesis program in each of the four departmental tracks: Mechanical Systems, Thermo-fluids, Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering, and Professional. The thesis option requires 30 semester hours, at least half of which must be at the 6000 level and will include 6 hours of thesis credit. The non-thesis option is primarily designed to meet the needs of part-time students and requires 36 semester hours of course work, at least 15 of which must be at the 6000 level. In addition, students pursuing the non-thesis option are required to pass a final comprehensive exam and to take EML 6085 Research Methods in MMAE as part of their 36-hour course requirement. A program of study, satisfying track requirements, must be developed prior to the completion of nine hours and meet with departmental approval.

A student with an undergraduate degree outside of the selected departmental discipline may be required to satisfy an articulation program. Substitutions to the program of study must meet with the approval of the adviser and the department. A student pursuing the thesis program may not register for thesis credit hours until an advisory committee has been appointed and the committee has reviewed the program of study and the proposed thesis topic. Further information is available in the Master’s Degree General Procedures manual available from the MMAE Department (http://www-mmae.engr.ucf.edu).

Computer-aided Mechanical Engineering Track

Prerequisites (or equivalent)
Mathematics through Differential Equations (MAP 2302)
Modeling Methods in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (EML 3034)
Thermodynamics of Mechanical Systems (EML 3101)
Structure and Properties of Materials (EGN 3365)
Machine Design and Analysis (EML 3500)

Required Courses—6 Semester Hours
All students must take the following two required courses.
EML 5060 Mathematical Methods in Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering (3 hours)
EML 5211 Continuum Mechanics (3 hours)

Take at least four courses from the track specialty courses below. Additional courses to satisfy total semester hour requirements (30 hours thesis option, 36 hours non-thesis option) may be taken from the list of representative electives below or from the remaining MMAE course offerings. Consult with your faculty adviser (or graduate program coordinator if you do not have a faculty adviser) prior to registering for classes. Note that thesis option students must take 6 hours of thesis and non-thesis option students must take Research Methods in MMAE. Thesis students must continue to enroll in one hour of thesis course work (XXX 6971) until the thesis requirement is satisfied, beyond the minimum of six hours of thesis.

Track Specialty Courses—12 Semester Hours (minimum)
EGN 5858C Introduction to Rapid Prototyping (3 hours)
EML 5025C Engineering Design Practice (3 hours)
EML 5532C Computer-aided Design for Manufacture (3 hours)
EML 6062 Boundary Elements Methods in Engineering (3 hours)
EML 6067 Finite Elements in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering I (3 hours)
EML 6068 Finite Elements in Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering II (3 hours)
EML 6725 Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer I (3 hours)
EML 6726 Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer II (3 hours)

Representative Electives—12-18 Semester Hours
EAS 6138 Advanced Gas Dynamics (3 hours)
EAS 6185 Turbulent Flow (3 hours)
EML 5105 Gas Kinetics and Statistical Thermodynamics (3 hours)
EML 5402 Turbomachinery (3 hours)
EML 6155 Convection Heat Transfer (3 hours)
EML 6712 Mechanics of Viscous Flow (3 hours)
EML 5066 Computational Methods in Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering (3 hours)
EML 5131 Combustion Phenomena (3 hours)
EML 5152 Intermediate Heat Transfer (3 hours)
EML 5713 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics (3 hours)
EML 5532C Computer-aided Design for Manufacture (3 hours)
EML 6154 Conduction Heat Transfer (3 hours)
EML 5237 Intermediate Mechanics of Materials (3 hours)
EML 5546 Engineering Design with Composite Materials (3 hours)
EMA 5106 Metallurgical Thermodynamics (3 hours)
EMA 5108 Surface Science (3 hours)
EMA 5326 Corrosion Science and Engineering (3 hours)
EMA 6628 Materials Failure Analysis (3 hours)
EML 6971 Thesis (6 hours)
EML 6085 Research Methods in MMAE (required for non-thesis option) (3 hours)

Total Hours Required for M.S.M.E.—30 or 36 Semester Hours

Mechanical Systems Track

Prerequisites (or equivalent)
Mathematics through Differential Equations (MAP 2302)
Modeling Methods in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (EML 3034)
Machine Design and Analysis (EML 3500)
Vibration Analysis (EML 4220)
Experimental Techniques in Mechanics and Materials (EMA 3012C)
Feedback Control (EML 3312C)

Required Courses—6 Semester Hours
All students must take the following two required courses.
EML 5060 Mathematical Methods in Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering (3 hours)
EML 5211 Continuum Mechanics (3 hours)

Take at least four courses from the track specialty courses below. Additional courses to satisfy total semester hour requirements (30 hours thesis option, 36 hours non-thesis option) may be taken from the list of representative electives below or from the remaining MMAE course offering. Consult with your faculty adviser (or graduate program coordinator if you do not have a faculty adviser) prior to registering for classes. Note that thesis option students must take 6 hours of thesis and non-thesis option students must take Research Methods in MMAE. Thesis students must continue to enroll in one hour of thesis course work (XXX 6971) until the thesis requirement is satisfied, beyond the minimum of six hours of thesis.

Track Specialty Courses—12 Semester Hours (Minimum)
EML 5311 System Control (3 hours)
EML 5271 Intermediate Dynamics (3 hours)
EML 5546 Engineering Design with Composite Materials (3 hours)
EML 6067 Finite Elements in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering I (3 hours)
EML 6068 Finite Elements in Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering II (3 hours)
EML 6062 Boundary Element Methods in Engineering (3 hours)
EML 6227 Nonlinear Vibrations (3 hours)
EML 6305C Experimental Mechanics (3 hours)
EML 6547 Engineering Fracture Mechanics in Design (3 hours)

Representative Electives—12-18 Semester Hours
EMA 5104 Intermediate Structure and Properties of Materials (3 hours)
EMA 5504 Modern Characterization of Materials (3 hours)
EMA 6628 Materials Failure Analysis (3 hours)
EML 5025C Engineering Design Practice (3 hours)
EML 5066 Computational Methods in Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering (3 hours)
EML 5224 Acoustics (3 hours)
EML 5228C Modal Analysis (3 hours)
EML 5245 Tribology (3 hours)
EML 5237 Intermediate Mechanics of Materials (3 hours)
EML 5532C Computer-aided Design for Manufacture (3 hours)
EML 5572 Probabilistic Methods in Design (3 hours)
EML 6808 Analysis and Control of Robot Manipulators (3 hours)
EML 6223 Advanced Vibrational Systems (3 hours)
EML 6226 Analytical Dynamics (3 hours)
EML 6653 Theory of Elasticity (3 hours)
EML 6971 Thesis (6 hours)
EML 6085 Research Methods in MMAE (required for non-thesis option) (3 hours)

Total Hours Required for M.S.M.E.)—30 or 36 Semester Hours

Professional Track

Prerequisites (or equivalent)
Mathematics through Differential Equations (MAP 2302)
Modeling Methods in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (EML 3034)
Thermodynamics of Mechanical Systems (EML 3101)
Structure and Properties of Materials (EGN 3365)
Mechanics of Materials (EGN 3331)

Required Courses—6 Semester Hours
All students must take the following two required courses.
EML 5060 Mathematical Methods in Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering (3 hours)
EML 5211 Continuum Mechanics (3 hours)

Take at least four courses from the track specialty courses below. Additional courses to satisfy total semester hour requirements (30 hours thesis option, 36 hours non-thesis option) may be taken from the list of representative electives below or from the remaining MMAE course offering. Consult with your faculty adviser (or graduate program coordinator if you do not have a faculty adviser) prior to registering for classes. This track is intended mainly for part-time students and may be taken under non-thesis or thesis options. Thesis option students must take 6 hours of thesis and non-thesis option students must take Research Methods in MMAE. Thesis students must continue to enroll in one hour of thesis course work (XXX 6971) until the thesis requirement is satisfied, beyond the minimum of six hours of thesis.

Track Specialty Courses—12 Semester Hours (minimum)
EMA 6628 Materials Failure Analysis (3 hours)
EML 5131 Combustion Phenomena (3 hours)
EML 5402 Turbomachinery (3 hours)
EML 5532C Computer-aided Design for Manufacture (3 hours)
EML 6062 Boundary Elements Methods in Engineering (3 hours)
EML 6155 Convection Heat Transfer (3 hours)
EML 6226 Analytical Dynamics (3 hours)
EML 6067 Finite Elements in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering I (3 hours)
EML 6305C Experimental Mechanics (3 hours)
EML 6547 Engineering Fracture Mechanics in Design (3 hours)
EML 6712 Mechanics of Viscous Flow (3 hours)
EML 6725 Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer I (3 hours)

Representative Electives—12-18 Semester Hours
EML 5025C Engineering Design Practice (3 hours)
EML 5105 Gas Kinetics and Statistical Thermodynamics (3 hours)
EAS 6138 Advanced Gas Dynamics (3 hours)
EAS 6185 Turbulent Flow (3 hours)
EML 5066 Computational Methods in Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering (3 hours)
EML 5131 Combustion Phenomena (3 hours)
EML 5152 Intermediate Heat Transfer (3 hours)
EML 5713 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics (3 hours)
EML 6068 Finite Elements in Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering II (3 hours)
EML 6726 Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer II (3 hours)
EML 5237 Intermediate Mechanics of Materials (3 hours)
EML 5546 Engineering Design with Composite Materials (3 hours)
EMA 5106 Metallurgical Thermodynamics (3 hours)
EMA 5108 Surface Science (3 hours)
EMA 5326 Corrosion Science and Engineering (3 hours)
EML 6971 Thesis (6 hours)
EML 6085 Research Methods in MMAE (required for non-thesis option) (3 hours)

Total Hours Required for M.S.M.E.—30 or 36 Semester Hours

Thermo-fluids Track

Prerequisites (or equivalent)
Mathematics through Differential Equations (MAP 2302)
Modeling Methods in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (EML 3034)
Thermodynamics of Mechanical Systems (EML 3101)
Measurements in Thermal Systems (EML 4304C)
Fluid Mechanics II (EML 4703)
Heat Transfer (EML 4142)

Required Courses—6 Semester Hours
All students must take the following two required courses.
EML 5060 Mathematical Methods in Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering (3 hours)
EML 5211 Continuum Mechanics (3 hours)

Take at least four courses from the track specialty courses below. Additional courses to satisfy total semester hour requirements (30 hours thesis option, 36 hours non-thesis option) may be taken from the list of representative electives below or from the remaining MMAE course offering. Consult with your faculty adviser (or graduate program coordinator if you do not have a faculty adviser) prior to registering for classes. Note that thesis option students must take 6 hours of thesis and non-thesis option students must take Research Methods in MMAE. Thesis students must continue to enroll in one hour of thesis course work (XXX 6971) until the thesis requirement is satisfied, beyond the minimum of six hours of thesis.

Track Specialty Courses—12 Semester Hours (Minimum)
EML 5105 Gas Kinetics and Statistical Thermodynamics (3 hours)
EML 5402 Turbomachinery (3 hours)
EML 6062 Boundary Elements in Engineering (3 hours)
EML 6155 Convection Heat Transfer (3 hours)
EML 6157 Radiation Heat Transfer (3 hours)
EML 6712 Mechanics of Viscous Flow (3 hours)
EML 6725 Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer I (3 hours)
EML 6726 Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer II (3 hours)

Representative Electives—12-18 Semester Hours
EAS 5302 Direct Energy Conversion (3 hours)
EAS 5315 Rocket Propulsion (3 hours)
EAS 6138 Advanced Gas Dynamics (3 hours)
EAS 6185 Turbulent Flow (3 hours)
EML 5025C Engineering Design Practice (3 hours)
EML 5066 Computational Methods in Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering (3 hours)
EML 5131 Combustion Phenomena (3 hours)
EML 5152 Intermediate Heat Transfer (3 hours)
EML 5713 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics (3 hours)
EML 5532C Computer-aided Design for Manufacture (3 hours)
EML 6104 Classical Thermodynamics (3 hours)
EML 6124 Two Phase Flow (3 hours)
EML 6154 Conduction Heat Transfer (3 hours)
EML 6158 Gaseous Radiation Heat Transfer (3 hours)
EML 6726 Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer II (3 hours)
EML 6971 Thesis (6 hours)
EML 6085 Research Methods in MMAE (required for non-thesis option) (3 hours)

Total Hours Required for M.S.M.E.—30 or 36 Semester Hours




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