Plans of Study – Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering (ME) Department offers a Master of Engineering (MENG) degree program in two areas of concentration: Systems & Mechanics, and Thermal & Fluid Sciences. Master of Engineering students must complete: 

MENG Core Courses (12 credits) 

  • ENGR 5311 - Professional Communication and Information Management 
  • ENGR 5312 - Engineering Project Planning and Management 
  • ENGR 5314 - Advanced Engineering Mathematics 
  • ENGR 5315 - MENG Capstone Project – Students are encouraged to work on a company-sponsored project that also benefits the participating sponsor 

Concentration Courses (Choose any 4 courses in either of the two tracks for a total of 12 credits.)


  • ME 5105 – Basic Concepts of Continuum Mechanics 
  • ME 5150 – Analytical & Applied Kinematics 
  • ME 5155 – Geometric Modeling 
  • ME 5160 – Theory and Design of Automatic Control Systems 
  • ME 5180 – Dynamics 
  • ME 5190 – Advanced Solid Mechanics 
  • ME 5420 – Mechanical Vibrations


  • ME 5110 – Advanced Thermodynamics 
  • ME 5120 – Advanced Thermo-Fluids I 
  • ME 5130 – Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer 
  • ME 5140 – Heat and Mass Transfer in Multiphase Systems 
  • ME 5311 – Computational Fluid Dynamics 
  • ME 6170 – Combustion and Air Pollution Engineering 

The above-listed core courses are offered periodically (once every three to four semesters). In principle, each student is required to take four core courses from the area of concentration in which the student is enrolled. 

Concentration Elective Courses  

Two 3-credit electives (6 credits) are required from the courses listed below or from any of the concentration courses listed above.

  • ME 5210 – Intelligent Material Systems and Structures 
  • ME 5320 – Flow of Compressible Fluids 
  • ME 5511 – Principles of Optimum Design 
  • ME 5895 – Mechatronics 
  • ME 5895 – Fuel Cells 
  • ME 6160 – Turbines and Centrifugal Machinery 

To facilitate further flexibility in coursework structure, it is possible for students to use certain elective courses to substitute for closely related core courses. This must be done by students receiving approval from their major advisor. In addition, with prior approval of the major advisor, students in designated programs can meet up to nine credits of these requirements through coursework at other approved institutions. 

Your Plan of Study is determined by your catalog year. Please use your Advisement Report or Academic Requirements Report in StudentAdmin to determine your catalog year. 


Upon admission, a student in the Mechanical Engineering MENG program is assigned a major advisor and two associate advisors; together, these three form the advisory committee. A student is required to prepare a preliminary plan of study in the first semester based upon the counsel of the major advisor. It is recommended that students continually consult with the major advisor on coursework progress and update the plan of study.