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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering MSME


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Contact Information

Phone: (470) 578-2737 

Program Description

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) program is a 30 semester-hour graduate program that is offered in both fully online version and on-campus formats. The online version of the programs allows full-time engineers and technical professionals to complete a degree program while continuing to work full time.  The on-campus format allows students the option of a face-to-face alternative. Both delivery methods afford the identical rigorous curriculum and program objectives. The MSME program will enable students to gain an advanced understanding of principles and applications in mechanical engineering. 

Admission Requirements

The following are requirements beyond the general Graduate Admissions requirements. Applicants to the Master of Science in Mechanical Engienering must submit the following to the Graduate Admissions Office no later than the published deadline date for the semester in which the applicant plans to enroll:

  • Official transcript to be sent from each college or university attended.
  • A 1 - 2 page Statement of Purpose describing your career and educational goals, and
  • A current resume.

International students should consult the graduate admission website for additional requirements.

Admission Criteria

Applicants to the Master of Science Program in Mechanical Engineering must have the following qualifications to be eligible for this program:

  • An undergraduate degree in engineering, engineering technology or other technically oriented major from an accredited college or university. Holders of other closely related degrees may, on individual evaluation, be accepted, but may be required to take some transition courses prior to starting graduate-level courses.
  •  A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (on the 4.0 scale) or its equivalent. Applicants with a GPA of 2.75 or better may be considered if they meet any of the following:
    • A minimum of 4 years’ relevant work experience in the field of engineering after their undergraduate degree. You must supply at least two (2) recommendations from former or current employers/supervisors. The letters of recommendation must clearly state your years of employment and relevant work experience.
    • Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering exam in Mechanical Engineering.
    • Official GRE scores meeting the current admission profile: 148 (600 on old scale) Quantitative.

Admission Criteria for Unique Cases

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering does not accept non-degreed students. 

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit is not accepted for this program.

Petition to Graduate

Each candidate must petition to graduate online. For more information, please view the corresponding section of Academic Policies .

Program of Study

Elective Courses (6 Credit Hours)


Any two 3-credit hour graduate-level courses as long as they are 6000 or above and approved by the ME graduate program coordinator.  Note: ME 6800 - Master’s Project may be used as one of the 3-credit hour course. 

Program Total (30 Credit Hours)


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