- Prepare the student to perform independent research in their field of specialization
- Provide students with an understanding of the advanced engineering tools and concepts that apply to their field of specialization, with particular emphasis on the mathematical development of those tools
- Prepare students to practice engineering at an advanced level
- Prepare the student to pursue doctoral studies in mechanical/aerospace engineering
- Develop student’s communication skills and professionalism
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers a program leading to the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MS ME). This research-oriented academic degree is appropriate either as a terminal degree or in preparation for doctoral studies in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Courses at the graduate level are often offered in the late afternoon or evening to enable students from local industry to complete their studies.
The Graduate curriculum specialty areas are:
- Dynamics and Control
- Solid mechanics
- Thermal/Fluid Systems
Interdisciplinary research programs are available to graduate students. Graduate students can participate in ongoing research programs through independent study projects or as research assistants on sponsored research projects. See the Graduate Admission Requirements below.
The minimum requirements for regular admission into the MS ME or Master of Engineering programs are as follows:
- Baccalaureate degree (BS) in engineering, applied mathematics, or physics from an accredited institution. Currently enrolled undergraduate engineering students with exceptional academic records may qualify for guaranteed early admission to the MS ME graduate program-please contact the MAE department for more information.
- An undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0 in all college level academic work attempted.
- Evidence of mathematical maturity equivalent to the completion of the following university-level coursework
- Three semesters of calculus
- At least one semester beyond calculus (advanced calculus or ordinary differential equations)
- Linear algebra, Dynamics, Strength of Materials, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
- Two copies of official transcripts from all academic institutions attended, including UCCS itself if applicable.
- Three letters of recommendation (with at least one from a former instructor), mailed to the MAE Department Office.
- All Applicants must take the GRE general test.
Applicants who do not meet these requirements for regular admission may be admitted on a provisional basis subject to the recommendations of the MAE graduate committee.
For more information about these programs and application materials, contact the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Graduate Programs, Osborne Center A-437, or call (719) 255-3243. Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or see our web page.
Students are encouraged to submit program application materials promptly.
Course credit between the CU-Boulder, CU-Denver, and UCCS courses in mechanical or aerospace engineering will be fully transferable. A table of University of Colorado System course equivalencies is contained in the CU-Boulder Course Catalog.
Up to 9 hours of graduate work may be approved for transfer from other established graduate programs, subject to the following conditions:
- The course has not been used for any other degree.
- The grade earned for each course is B (3.0) or better.
- The course is equivalent in level and content to the course for which it is being substituted.