MS in Mechanical Engineering

MS in Mechanical Engineering

The graduate program leading to the MS in ME degree is organized into four areas of study.

  1. The solid mechanics track is for students interested in the study of solids, stress analysis, kinetics, vibration, and structural mechanics.
  2. The thermal sciences track is for students interested in heat transfer, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and computational fluid dynamics.
  3. The biomedical engineering track is for students interested in broad areas of biomechanics, such as musculoskeletal systems, joint mechanics, dental mechanics, and medical instrumentation.
  4. The mechatronics and controls track is for students interested in the study of mechanical systems, electro-mechanical systems, control theory, micro-controllers, sensors, and actuators. 

For questions contact the Graduate Office at (317) 278-4960 or send an e-mail to gradengr@iupui.edu.

Handbook

For all tracks, the thesis option requires 30 credit hours of course work: a maximum of 9 credit hours of thesis, 9 credit hours of primary-area courses, 6 credit hours of related-area courses, and 6 credit hours of mathematics. The non-thesis option also requires 30 credit hours of course work: 12 credit hours of primary-area courses, 12 credit hours of related-area courses, and 6 credit hours of mathematics. More information about the program's options are available in the MS in ME Handbook.

View the MS in ME Handbook

Admissions

Admissions to the MS in ME program is done through the Office of Graduate Programs.

Office of Graduate Programs

Courses: Solid Mechanics Track

ME 546 CAD/CAM -- Theory and Applications (3 cr.) 
ME 550 Advanced Stress Analysis (3 cr.) 
ME 551 Finite Element Analysis (3 cr.) 
ME 558 Composite Materials (3 cr.) 
ME 560 Kinematics (3 cr.) 
ME 562 Advanced Dynamics (3 cr.) 
ME 563 Mechanical Vibrations (3 cr.) 
ME 569 Mechanical Behavior of Materials (3 cr.) 
ME 575 Theory and Design of Control Systems (3 cr.) 
ME 581 Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering (3 cr.) 
ME 582 Thermal Stress Analysis (3 cr.) 
CE 577 Analysis of Plates and Shells (3 cr.) 

Courses: Thermal Sciences Track

ME 500 Thermodynamics (3 cr.) 
ME 505 Heat and Mass Transfer (3 cr.) 
ME 509 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics (3 cr.) 
ME 510 Gas Dynamics (3 cr.) 
ME 525 Combustion (3 cr.) 
ME 551 Finite Element Analysis (3 cr.) 
ME 581 Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering (3 cr.) 
ME 582 Thermal Stress Analysis (3 cr.) 
ME 614 Computational Fluid Dynamics (3 cr.) 

Courses: BME Track

Primary-area courses for the biomedical engineering track are a combination of the courses in solid mechanics and thermal sciences, as well as graduate biomedical engineering-related courses offered at IUPUI, IU, and Purdue. 

Courses: Mechatronics and Controls Track

ME 504 Automotive Control (3 cr.) 
ME 546 CAD/CAM Theory and Applications (3 cr.) 
ME 551 Finite Element Analysis (3 cr.) 
ME 563 Mechanical Vibrations (3 cr.) 
ME 565 Vehicle Dynamics (3 cr.) 
ME 575 Theory and Design of Control Systems (3 cr.) 
ME 578 Digital Control (3 cr.) 
ME 581 Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering (3 cr.) 
ME 586 Microprocesssors in Electromechanical Systems (3 cr.) 
ME 597 Analysis and Design of Robotic Manipulators (3 cr.) 
ME 597 Electromechanical Systems and Applied Mechatronics (3 cr.) 
ECE 538 Digital Signal Processing I (3 cr.) 
ECE 554 Electronic Instrumentation and Control Circuits (3 cr.) 
ECE 602 Lumped System Theory (3 cr.) 
ECE 629 Introduction to Neural Networks (3 cr.) 
ECE 680 Modern Automatic Control (3 cr.) 
ECE 685 Introduction to Robust Control (3 cr.) 
CSCI 549 Intelligent Systems (3 cr.) 
CSCI 556 Fault-Tolerant Computing (3 cr.)