Sep 20, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Engineering - Mechanical (MSE)


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Purdue University
Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.)

Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building, Rm. 321 ~ 260-481-6357

Hosni Abu-Mulaweh, Graduate Program Director


The Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) with Mechanical Engineering specilization is designed to help students sharpen their engineering skills, grow professionally, and stay on top of recent developments in the field.  Our MSE degree prepares students for the future by broadening and deepening their understanding of engineering principals, state-of-the-art technology, and technical management. Our MSE degree equips students to succeed in our rapidly-changing world and positions them to become senior engineering professionals or technical managers.

Our graduate program is designed for working engineers taking one or two courses each semester. However, full-time students can also be accommodated, as they can take additional classes in systems engineering, organizational leadership, math & statistics, and engineering technology. In addition, on-line classes from Purdue WL can be taken at a reduced tuition rate. All students are encouraged to conduct research and write a thesis. Research is a high-impact, transformational activity that benefits industry, students, and our program. Industry-sponsored research projects are ideal. A non-thesis MSE option is also available.

 

Program Delivery:

  • The MSE program is delivered primarily through on-campus courses; however, the opportunity to take some courses on-line through the West Lafayette campus of Purdue University does exists.  Students are strongly encouraged to discuss this option with their advisor beforehand.  In order to meet the needs of both our full-time students and working adults, most of the graduate level courses are offered in the evenings.

Admissions Criteria:

Applicants to the M.S.E. program ideally should have graduated from an approved, accredited engineering program with a Bachelor of Science degree in their selected area of specialization with a GPA of 3.0.

Graduates with Bachelor of Science degrees from programs in the physical sciences, computer science, mathematics or technology will be considered for admission. Formal admission to the M.S.E. program requires a Bachelor of Science degree as well as:

  • Completion of the engineering mathematics sequence which includes calculus, multivariate calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations
  • Completion of at least two semesters of calculus-based physics
  • Completion of all undergraduate engineering courses that are the prerequisites to the graduate courses on the student’s plan of study

Major and Supporting Courses Required for the MSE


The course of study requires completion of 30 credit hours in the following components:

  • Four 500-level, graduate mechanical  engineering core courses
  • Two additional 500-level, engineering course
  • Two thesis research courses (ENGR 698) or two approved elective courses (graduate level)
  • Two math (or closely related) approved courses

 

Mechanical Engineering Core Requirements (12 credit hours)

Course Electives:

Students have the opportunity to take courses from the following departments:

Systems Engineering (SE)

Organizational Leadership (OL)

Math (MA) and Statistics (STAT)

Distance Learning Courses through Purdue West Lafayette

  • ME 55300 Product and Process Design
  • ME 55700 Design for Manufacturability
  • MSE 69700 Materials Engineering Fundamentals

Transfer Credit:

With the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies, students may transfer up to 12 graduate credit hours of appropriate course work with grades of a B (3.00) or better earned at other accredited institutions.  No more than 12 graduate credits completed as a non-degree student will be counted toward the MPM.

Total: Credits 30


Student Responsibility


Student Responsibility

You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies and procedures governing your academic career.  If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study.    All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the Graduate Director.

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