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Welcome to The J. Mike Walker '66 Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University!

Overview

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Mechanical Engineering is a 30-credit hour non-thesis graduate degree. This program provides advanced classroom instruction of greater depth than available in a Bachelor of Science degree. Master of Engineering students may choose to specialize in a technical area of interest, or take courses across several technical areas.

The M.Eng. program is offered on-campus and via distance learning. Degree requirements for these programs are the same.

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Degree Requirements (admitted fall 2019 or later)

Mathematics Requirement: 1 course (3 hours)

  • MEEN 602: Modeling & Analysis of Mechanical Systems

Technical Elective Courses: 9 courses (27 hours)

  • Any graduate-level MEEN course; may include courses from core course listing; combined maximum of three (3) credits of MEEN 684 & 685
  • Up to two (2) courses outside of MEEN, but in the colleges of engineering or science*
  • Up to one (1) 400-level undergraduate course; may be MEEN or non-MEEN

*Courses with the ENGR prefix or outside the colleges of engineering or science require prior approval from the MEEN Graduate Program Director.

Total Hours: 30

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Degree Requirements (admitted prior to fall 2019)

Mathematics Requirement: 1 course (3 hours)

  • MEEN 602: Modeling & Analysis of Mechanical Systems

Technical Elective Courses: 9 courses (27 hours)

  • Any graduate-level MEEN course; may include courses from core course listing; combined maximum of three (3) credits of MEEN 684 & 685
  • Up to two (2) courses outside of MEEN, but in the colleges of engineering or science*
  • Up to two (2) 400-level undergraduate course; may be MEEN or non-MEEN

*Courses with the ENGR prefix or outside the colleges of engineering or science require prior approval from the MEEN Graduate Program Director.

Total Hours: 30

Program Required Portfolio

Students will prepare a portfolio for assessment. The portfolio will be compiled over the student’s course of study at Texas A&M University. In general, the portfolio will consist of graded materials from classes or research activity that can be evaluated and assessed against the five educational outcomes. The portfolio should be contained in a three-ring binder or something similar.

Educational Outcomes

The assessed educational goals of the mechanical engineering graduate program are:

  1. Graduates will have the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering,
  2. Graduates will have the ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems,
  3. Graduates will have the ability to communicate effectively,
  4. Graduates will have knowledge of contemporary issues and recognition of the need for lifelong learning, and
  5. Graduates will have the ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Program required project: A graded project/report with an “A” or “B” grade from any course on the degree plan can be used to fulfill this requirement. See more information on the portfolio assessment procedure.

Core Courses — A Master of Engineering student may choose to take any of the following 10 designated core courses. Core courses are optional, not required.

  • MEEN 601 – Advanced Product Design
  • MEEN 603 – Theory of Elasticity
  • MEEN 608 – Continuum Mechanics
  • MEEN 612 – Mechanics of Robot Manipulators
  • MEEN 613 – Engineering Dynamics
  • MEEN 615 – Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics
  • MEEN 617 – Mechanical Vibrations
  • MEEN 621 – Fluid Mechanics
  • MEEN 625 – Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • MEEN 630 – Intermediate Heat Transfer
  • MEEN 651 – Control System Design
  • MEEN 672 – Introduction to Finite Element Method
  • MEEN 683 – Multidisciplinary System Analysis and Design Optimization
  • MEEN 688 – Advanced Solid Mechanics

Distance Learning Courses:

The following courses are generally offered via distance learning annually:

  • MEEN 602: Modeling and Analysis of Mechanical Engineering Systems (fall/spring/summer)
  • MEEN 603: Theory of Elasticity (fall)
  • MEEN 613: Engineering Dynamics (fall)
  • MEEN 615: Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics (fall/spring)
  • MEEN 621: Fluid Mechanics (spring)
  • MEEN 651: Control System Design (fall)

The following courses are offered via Distance Learning on an annual or bi-annual basis, pending the availability of instructors:

  • MEEN 601: Advanced Product Design
  • MEEN 605: Compressible Flow
  • MEEN 611: Advanced IC Engines
  • MEEN 612: Mechanics of Robot Manipulators
  • MEEN 617: Mechanical Vibration
  • MEEN 626: Lubrication Theory
  • MEEN 633: Combustion Science and Engineering
  • MEEN 662: Energy Management in Industry
  • MEEN 663: Cogeneration Systems
  • MEEN 680: Optical Techniques for Engineers
  • MEEN 686: Composite Materials Processing and Performance
  • MEEN 689: Applied Finite Element Analysis

Additional courses are added on an ongoing basis.

For questions, contact mechanical-gradprogram@tamu.edu.