Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Thesis Option

To receive a degree from this department, you must satisfy the M.S. degree requirements, as specified in the current General Catalog. The additional departmental requirements listed here provide background in the fundamentals of mechanical engineering while allowing you the flexibility to specialize in thermal systems, mechanical systems, materials or microsystems.

Transfer to the thesis option may be done at any time. However, all of the requirements of that degree program must be met. This includes the appointment of a new advisory committee and possibly a new major professor, the formulation of a new plan of study, and the identification of a research area from which a thesis can be produced. Courses taken in the nonthesis program may be applied to the thesis program only at the discretion of the new advisory committee. 

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Handbook