Master of Engineering: Mechanical Engineering

The Master of Engineering is a non-thesis professional degree, based primarily on course work and/or on an engineering project designed with the guidance of a faculty advisor to address a need or problem specific to their engineering field of study (Civil, Environmental, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering). This degree program is designed to provide a broad, practice-based education.

Student Learning Outcomes

LO1. Demonstrate the ability to apply graduate level critical thinking skills to formulate and solve advanced mechanical engineering problems:

  1. Acquires knowledge on advanced contemporary engineering topics and computational tools specific to mechanical engineering.
  2. Develops the ability to identify, formulate, and solve relevant advanced mechanical engineering problems.
  3. Develops the ability to synthesize, explain, verify, and justify solutions to complex mechanical engineering problems.

LO2. Demonstrate the ability to, independently and creatively, design, plan, and conduct complex mechanical engineering projects:

  1. Assesses the state of the art in the field of study.
  2. Applies, independently and creatively, appropriate engineering theories and tools towards developing a viable solution for the project.
  3. Designs and conducts activities specific to the project.

LO3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively the results of a comprehensive research project through oral presentations and publications.

  1. Creates a report reflecting the integration of knowledge acquired through the project.
  2. Delivers an oral presentation to peers summarizing the work performed on the project and its outcomes.
  3. Synthesizes and presents the relevance of the engineering project in both technical and non-technical terms.