Mechanical Engineering BSME/Engineering MS(Mechanical Engineering)

The completion of a thesis M.S. in Engineering enables the student to gain in-depth expertise through their research and supporting coursework that can launch them into a Ph.D. and accelerate their doctoral work or give them a competitive edge and add experience years for industry employment. Earning an M.S. has been shown to significantly improve total earning potential over the length of a career verses a B.S. alone.

Admission to Program

Students will be allowed to apply to the Double Dawgs Dual Degree program during the spring semester of their junior year in Engineering.

To be considered for this dual degree pathway, the student must complete a College of Engineering Pathway Application (PDF) and meet the following requirements:

1) Have an overall UGA GPA of 3.0.
2) Have completed all the necessary prerequisites for their respective undergraduate degree programs required to enroll in Capstone Design I (CVLE 4910, ENGR 4910, ENVE 4910, or MCHE 4910) during fall semester of their senior year.
3) Submit an essay indicating their research interests and career goals within an ECAM degree program.
4) Provide a letter of support from a faculty member within the School of ECAM indicating that the faculty member will serve as the student’s mentor during the next academic year (senior year in Engineering). In this role, the faculty member will commit their time to helping the student start their graduate program and give them advice on potential coursework, research advisors, and research projects. By agreeing to serve as the student’s mentor, the faculty member does not guarantee funding for the student or continued advisement during their fifth year in the program.

During their Senior Year:
5) Students will be required to work in the faculty mentor’s laboratory to gain experience and potentially begin their research program.
6) Students can, but are not required to, participate in the UGA CURO program as part of their research experience.
7) Student will apply for Admission to the Graduate Program.

What Students Need to Apply:
• College of Engineering Pathway Application (PDF)
• Resume
• Statement of Purpose (research interest and career goals in ECAM)
• Unofficial Transcripts
• Letter of Support from Faculty Member Mentor

Curriculum

Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

Requirements must be met for both the B.S. in MCHE and the M.S. in Engineering with Mechanical Engineering Emphasis. The integrity of each individual program is maintained when selecting courses (maximum 12 credit hours) that may be used to satisfy the requirements of both programs.

Graduate-Level Courses Used to Satisfy the Undergraduate Program:

The graduate courses that will satisfy the M.S. in Engineering Emphasis Area in Mechanical Engineering must be chosen to also satisfy the undergraduate B.S.M.E. program technical elective requirements. The currently published courses for the Emphasis Area are listed below. As a requirement of the Mechanical Engineering Emphasis of the M.S. in Engineering degree, students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours selected from among the lists below. Students will work with their faculty adviser to select the most appropriate specialty area and coursework.

Design, Optimization, and Manufacturing:
BIOE 6720 Human Factors & Ergonomics in Biomedical Device Design
CVLE(MCHE) 8350 Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
ENGR 6350 Finite Element Analysis
ELEE 6230 Sensors and Transducers
ELEE 6235 Industrial Control Systems
ELEE 6260 Introduction to Nanoelectronics
ELEE 6540 Applied Machine Vision
ENGR 6920 Theory of Design
ENGR 8103 Computational Engineering
ENVE 6550 Environmental Life Cycle Analysis
ELEE 8310 MEMS Design
CVLE/MCHE 8640 Advanced Strength of Materials
MCHE 6430 Introduction to Tribology
MCHE 6360 Robotic Manipulators
MCHE 6390 Advanced Mechanical Vibration
MCHE 8380 Continuum Mechanics
CHEM 8880 Nanomaterials: Engineering and Characterization
STAT 6315 Statistical Methods for Researchers

Energy, Fluid, and Thermal Systems:
ENGR 6490 Renewable Energy Engineering
ENGR 6350 Finite Element Analysis
ENGR 8220 Microfluidic Transport Phenomena
ENVE 6230 Energy in Nature, Civilization & Engineering
ENVE 6250 Energy Systems & the Environment
ENVE 6530 Energy & Environmental Policy Analysis
MIST 6550 Energy Informatics
MCHE 6500 Advanced Thermal Fluid Systems
MCHE 6590 Fluid Mechanics II
MCHE 6650 HVAC Systems for Buildings and Industry
MCHE 8250 Combustion Science
MCHE 8850 Gas Dynamics
ENGR 8103 Computational Engineering
CVLE/MCHE 8160 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
CVLE(MCHE)(LAND)6660 Sustainable Building Design
MCHE 8170 Advanced Heat Transfer
ENGR 8180 Advanced Mass Transfer
MCHE 8380 Continuum Mechanics
PHYS 6300 Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory
PHYS 8301 Statistical Mechanics I
STAT 6315 Statistical Methods for Researchers

Mechanics and Materials:
ENGR 6350 Finite Element Analysis
BIOE(CHEM) 6615 Soft Materials
BIOE 6740 Biomaterials
BIOE 6760 Biomechanics
CHEM 8880 Nanomaterials: Engineering & Characterization
ENGR 8103 Computational Engineering
ENGR 6270/8270 Computational Nanomechanics
CVLE/MCHE 8350 Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
CVLE/MCHE 8640 Advanced Strength of Materials
MCHE 6390 Advanced Mechanical Vibrations
MCHE 6430 Introduction to Tribology
MCHE 6590 Fluid Mechanics II
MCHE 8380 Continuum Mechanics
PHYS 8301 Statistical Mechanics I
STAT 6315 Statistical Methods for Researchers

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

Students must choose 9 courses (from the list of electives). Five of the electives are used to satisfy the requirements for the B.S.M.E. degree and the remaining four for the M.S.-Engineering degree with Emphasis in Mechanical Engineering. At least 8 of the elective courses must be graduate level (indicated by a 6xxx or 8xxx listing). No more than 12 credits may be applied to both the B.S.M.E. and M.S.-E degree. The electives courses are grouped into related topic areas to assist a student if they wish to concentrate in one area. Some courses qualify as being grouped into more than one topic area.

It is recommended that during year four of their curriculum that the student take the 6000-level components of the included 4000/6000-level courses.

Admission to Graduate Program

The student must apply and be admitted to the UGA Graduate School. Their performance during their fourth year and any relevant testing (GRE, TOEFL) will be considered.

• Online Graduate School Application
• Resume
• Statement of Purpose (research interest and career goals)
• Transcripts
• 3 Letters of Recommendation, including the Letter of Support from the faculty advisor who will mentor the student in Master’s Thesis Research

Program Advisor

  • Name: Ramaraja Ramasamy
  • Email: engr-gradprogram@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-4101
  • Address: Riverbend Research Center South, Room 174

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Mechanical Engineering B.S.M.E.
  • Department/College: College of Engineering

Advising Contact

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Engineering M.S.
  • Department/College: College of Engineering

Advising Contact

  • Name: Margaret Sapp
  • Email: mjsapp@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-7503
  • Address: 127 Coverdell