Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science


Academic Information

This program assists students who wish to further their engineering education and acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to tackle challenging contemporary engineering problems. The plan of study features courses, on classical and contemporary topics, that prepare students on how to use traditional and modern engineering analysis, characterization and design tools to generate efficient and economic engineering solutions for dynamically evolving societal environments.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science


Careers

What Can I Do with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering?

The knowledge gained during this program, will prepare you for tackling real world engineering challenges, providing solutions to complex engineering problems, and creating products that will benefit the society. The Mechanical Engineering Master of Science will help you enter a satisfying, productive and exciting profession, or continue on to a doctoral degree. 

The program will help you understand the application of your profession to a wide range of mechanical engineering problems. Faculty are engaged in research and its creative application to relevant problems, and you will have the opportunity to work closely with them.
 
Students wanting to earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees simultaneously may qualify for our Accelerated Program which allows students to count six units toward both degrees, shortening the time to graduation.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Positions in industry
  • Research organizations
  • Doctoral programs

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Post-doctoral appointment
  • Academia or Research Institute
  • Consulting

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Minimum Units for Completion 30
Additional Admission Requirements Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Optional
Thesis Thesis is required.
Oral Defense Oral Defense is required.
Research Individualized research is required.
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Purpose Statement

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering aims to educate mechanical engineers in advanced topic related to fluid mechanics, heat transfer, advanced materials, dynamics and controls, and applied mathematics. Through coursework and research, students are exposed to modern theories and techniques required to tackle modeling, analysis, and characterization of advanced mechanical systems. Upon completion of the program, students acquire knowledge and skills that provide them with a high level of versatility toward practicing successfully in the contemporary mechanical engineering environment, advancing their existent careers, or pursuing further studies in a doctoral program. Many mechanical engineers with advanced degrees are at the forefront of technological advances, researching, designing, creating, and testing nearly everything. Students’ exposure to the diverse topics covered in the coursework and research enhance their competitiveness in the local, regional, and global job markets. Our graduates can practice in many industries, including automotive, robotics, bioengineering, wind energy, solar energy, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.

Student Learning Outcomes

Demonstrate the ability to apply graduate level critical thinking skills to formulate and solve advanced mechanical engineering (ME) problems:

Demonstrate the ability to independently and creatively design and conduct research studies:Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively the results of a comprehensive research study through oral presentations and publications:

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science


Details

Additional Admission Requirements
Master's Requirements
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science


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