Mechanical Engineering BSME/Engineering MS(Mechanical Engineering)(non-thesis)

The completion of a non-thesis M.S. in the Masters of Engineering with a Mechanical Engineering emphasis enables the student to gain in-depth expertise through their coursework and master’s project. This gives students a competitive edge in seeking a public or private sector position and adds experience years for industry employment. Earning an M.S. has been shown to significantly improve starting salary and most importantly, 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 Dawg Dual Degree program during the Fall and Spring Semester of their Junior Year in Engineering.

To be considered for the dual degree pathway the student must submit a UGA graduate application form and meet the following requirements:

1) Have an overall UGA GPA of 3.0.
2) Have completed all the necessary pre-requisites for their respective undergraduate degree programs required to enroll in Capstone Design I (ANEG 4910, CVLE 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.

Admission to the dual degree pathway does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

At the end of the student's senior year:
If both parties agree that this graduate program does not meet their needs, the student may choose not to continue in their fifth year of study.

Admission requirements for the graduate degree program.

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

Curriculum

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

Design, Optimization, and Manufacturing

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

Energy, Fluid, and Thermal Systems

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

Mechanics and Materials

• BIOE(CHEM) 6615 Soft Materials
• BIOE 6740 Biomaterials
• BIOE 6760 Biomechanics
• CHEM 8880 Nanomaterials: Engineering & Characterization
• CVLE(MCHE) 8350 Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
• CVLE(MCHE) 8640 Advanced Strength of Materials
• ENGR 6270/8270 Computational Nanomechanics
• ENGR 6350 Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
• ENGR 8103 Computational Engineering
• 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:

The requirements of the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and the M.S. in Engineering with a Mechanical Engineering emphasis (non-thesis option) must both be met. The requirements of the M.S. in Engineering with a Mechanical Engineering emphasis (non-thesis option) may be found at the College of Engineering or School of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural & Mechanical Engineering websites.

ENGINEERING ELECTIVES
In the BS MCHE/MS-E degree program (non-thesis) students must choose 11 elective courses. Five of the electives are used to satisfy the requirements for the BSMCHE degree and the remaining electives are for the MS-E degree. No more than 12 credits may be applied to both the BSMCHE and MS-E degree . The graduate electives courses are grouped into related topic areas (emphasis areas) to assist a student if they wish to concentrate in one area. Some courses qualify as being grouped into more than one topic/emphasis area.

RECOMMENDATIONS:
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.


REQUIRED EXAMINATIONS:
All students in the BSMCHE program are required to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam prior to graduation with their BSMCHE degree.

The M.S. in Engineering with a Mechanical Engineering emphasis (non-thesis option) requires a minimum of 33 semester hours in the Program of Study, which consists of:

Curriculum:

1. Core Coursework (9 to 15 hours):

a) Nine to 15 hours from one of the Mechanical Engineering emphasis areas (Design, Optimization & Manufacturing, Energy, Fluid, and Thermal Systems and Mechanics & Materials).

b) ENGR 8950 Graduate Seminar (1 hour) *

2. Additional Emphasis Coursework or School Approved Engineering Courses (6 hours)

These courses can be from the approved course in either the Mechanical Engineering emphasis area or from another ECAM approved list of courses.

3. Elective Coursework (11 to 17 hours)

For the non-thesis option, students will work with a graduate advisor to select the most appropriate specialty area and coursework to ensure breadth of understanding as well as mastery of knowledge in a specific subject area. Emphasis courses will be reviewed each academic year and updated as needed to reflect new areas in the field.

3. Project Report (3 hours)
ENGR 7010, Project-Focused Masters Research
A minimum of 15 hours of coursework must be in ECAM Mechanical Engineering courses
* Only 1 hour of Graduate Seminar may apply on the program of study. Students are strongly encouraged to continue regular attendance at speaker series presentations even if not formally registered in the seminar.

4. Sample Coursework 5th Year:
Fall Semester:
ECAM Electives/Core Coursework (12 credits)

ENGR8950 Graduate Seminar (1 hour)

Spring Semester:
ECAM Electives/Core Coursework (6 credits)
ENGR 7010 Masters Project Focused Research** (3 credits)
** The masters project focused research can be completed during the fall or spring semester of the candidates 5th year.

Admission to Graduate Program

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

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.

Admission to Graduate Program
• Online Graduate School Application
• Resume
• Statement of Purpose (professional interest and career goals in ECAM)
• Transcripts
• 3 Letters of Recommendation, including the Letter of Support from the faculty advisor who will mentor the student in their master’s project

Program Advisor

  • Name: Ramaraja Ramasamy
  • Email: engr-gradprogram@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-41013
  • Address: Riverbend Research Center South, Room 174

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Mechanical Engineering B.S.M.E.
  • Department/College: Environmental, Civil, Agricultural, and Mechanical Engineering

Advising Contact

  • Name: Dagmar Nelson
  • Email: dnelson@engr.uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-9658
  • Address: 1150 Driftmier Engineering Center

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