The CU Denver master of science in mechanical engineering builds on the fundamentals of mechanical engineering typically learned in an undergraduate mechanical engineering program.
Students may choose from four areas of study:
The master of science in mechanical engineering requires 30 credit hours of coursework. Students choose one of three plans to complete their degree.
Plan I – Master’s Thesis
This plan requires 24 credit hours of formal coursework and 6 credit hours of thesis work.
Plan II – Master’s Report
This plan requires 27 credit hours of formal coursework plus 3 credit hours of a final project requiring a report.
Plan III – Course only
This plan requires 30 credit hours of formal course work plus a final comprehensive exam.
Students not holding an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering are required to complete all mathematics, chemistry and physics courses required for the bachelor’s degree before taking graduate courses. Additionally, students must complete at least six undergraduate mechanical engineering courses—course requirements vary based on the chosen track.