Jul 14, 2024  

Mechanical Engineering, M.S.

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The mission of the graduate program of the Mechanical Engineering Department is to produce graduates of superior technical, professional and scientific background in mechanical engineering who can perform effectively and embrace education as a lifelong endeavor.

The major objective of the Master of Science program in Mechanical Engineering is to increase the number of students receiving graduate degree in mechanical engineering.

Program Description
The Master of Science Program in Mechanical Engineering is a program housed in the Mechanical Engineering Department of College of Engineering. The core faculty members are from the Mechanical Engineering department. Faculty members from various other disciplines including Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics also participate in the teaching of courses and advising students’ theses. Several state-of-the-art research laboratories are available for students to conduct their research.

Admission to the Program is determined by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research based on the recommendation of the faculty of the Mechanical Engineering department. Candidates for admission to the graduate program should have completed the verbal and quantitative parts of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Transfer Credits
The student’s Advisory Committee may recommend transfer credits for up to 9 hours for graduate courses taken by the student at Tuskegee University as part of another graduate program or at any other institution. Transfer credits may be recommended under both core and elective categories.

Advisory Committee
After the student is granted admission, he/she meets with the chair of the Mechanical Engineering department for initial guidance. During the first semester of study, the student forms his/her Advisory Committee, which will consist of the major professor/advisor, and a minimum of two other faculty members.

Admission to Candidacy
After completing 9 credits of course work at Tuskegee University the student should submit a
completed application for Admission to Candidacy for the degree to the Dean of Graduate Stud.

Course Requirements

  1. Students with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering or related fields can apply to the mechanical engineering graduate program at Tuskegee University. The graduate program in mechanical engineering offers only the Thesis Option. Students are required to:
  2. complete a minimum of twenty-four (24) credits of course work, including six (6) credits of core courses, with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
  3. Complete six credits of research and formally present the results of the research in a Final Oral Examination.

All students pursuing the M.S. degree in mechanical engineering are required to take the following core courses:

Technical Electives

The students will complete the remaining eighteen (18) credits of course work (referred to as technical electives) by taking graduate courses from the list given below.

The technical electives should be selected from the following list.


Besides these courses, students are also allowed to take other graduate courses as technical electives with the approval of the advisory committee.

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