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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Mechanical Engineering MS


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The Mechanical Engineering MS program prepares students for doctoral study or industrial positions specializing in research, project management and product innovation in mechanical engineering. The program provides a sound foundation in technical fundamentals with a broad-based curriculum in design and optimization; dynamics, control and mechatronics; fluid and thermal sciences; and bioengineering, computational and applied mechanics and materials. 

Thesis Option


Required Core (24-27 credits)


Select 8 to 9 courses from:

  • All graduate level courses in Mechanical Engineering (MAE).
  • All graduate level courses in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). 
  • Graduate level courses from Biology (BIO), Chemistry (CHE), Physics (PHY) or Mathematics (MTH).
  • Limit of of 9 credits from outside of MAE.
  • 2 semesters of MAE 503 are required:

Culminating Experience: Thesis (3-6 credits)


Total Credit Hours: 30


3.0 Degree GPA required

 

Project Option


Required Core (27 credits)


Select 9 courses from:

  • All graduate level courses in Mechanical Engineering (MAE).
  • All graduate level courses in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). 
  • Graduate level courses from Biology (BIO), Chemistry (CHE), Physics (PHY) or Mathematics (MTH).
  • Limit of of 9 credits from outside of MAE.
  • 2 semesters of MAE 503 are required:

Culminating Experience: Project (3 credits)


Total Credit Hours: 30


3.0 Degree GPA required

 

Exam Option


Required Core (30 credits)


Select 10 courses from:

  • All graduate level courses in Aerospace Engineering (MAE).
  • All graduate level courses in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). 
  • Graduate level courses from Biology (BIO), Chemistry (CHE), Physics (PHY) or Mathematics (MTH).
  • Limit of of 9 credits from outside of MAE.
  • 2 semesters of MAE 503 are required:

Culminating Experience: Exam (0 credits)


Total Credit Hours: 30


3.0 Degree GPA required

 

Instruction Method


  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options


  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required


  • 30 Hours

Time-To-Degree


  • 1.5 to 2 Years

Application Fee


  • $85

Admission Test **


  • GRE

Program Contact


School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Office of Graduate Education
415 Bonner Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Email: gradeng@buffalo.edu

SED Statement


This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

** At least one of the admissions tests are required for admission. Test and score requirements/exceptions vary by program. Contact the department for details.

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