Department of Mechanical Engineering

Information for Current Students

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Graduate Handbook - Official Degree Requirements

The ME Graduate Handbook (PDF) provides details about admissions, degree requirements, qualifying exam policies, and academic policies.

          Additional information of Graduate Study can be found at:

                   MSU Quick Guide

                   MSU Graduate School Handbook (being revised as of 12-2014)

                   College of Engineering Information

Graduate Education and Research Programs

Graduate Education and Research Groups

Biomechanics Group

Dynamic Systems and Controls Group

Fluid-Thermal Science and Engineering Group

Solid Mechanics, Design, and Manufacturing Group

Ph.D. Requirements

The components of the doctoral programs in Engineering Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering are very similar. In each case, the student first finds an advisor and forms a committee. Subsequently, the components of the doctoral degree programs consist of a qualifying exam, a comprehensive exam, prescribed course work, research, the dissertation, and a final oral defense and examination.

Past Ph.D. Qualifying Exams

Click here to view the past qualifying exams

Description of Academic Courses  (PDF)

M.S. Degree Requirements

MS degree program students complete 30 credits of graduate work, including in most cases a Master’s thesis requiring 6-8 credits. The MS program can be completed in four semesters. Students with BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics or a related area can be admitted into the MS program.

Sample M.S. Degree Concentrations

1. Biomechanics

MSEM with a specialization in Musculoskeletal / Biodesign / Rehabilitation (for EM degree option)

MSEM with a speciaization in Soft tissue mechanics/Cardiovascular mechanics (for EM degree option)

MSME with a specialization in Biofluids and Micro-Thermal Fluidics (for ME degree option)

2. Dynamic Systems and Controls

MSEM with a specialization in Dynamics and Vibration

MSME with a specialization in Dynamics and Vibration

MSME with a specialization in Systems and Control

3. Fluid - Thermal Sciences

MSME with a specialization in Fluid Mechanics

4. Solid Mechanics, Design, and Manufactruing

MSME in Solid Mechanics

MSME with a specialization in Manufacturing

 

MSU Graduate Assistantship Information Brochure

The MSU Graduate Assistantship Brochure is published by the MSU Graduate School and covers the University's policys on Graduate Assistantships. This brochure is available for download in a pdf format:http://grad.msu.edu/assistantships/