Mechanical Engineering (MS)


To inquire about this program and when it will launch next, please email Danielle Dodakian (

Program Logistics

  • Program launches with 15 participants enrolled
  • 30 credits
  • Courses offer a blend of theoretical, numerical and experimental work
  • Classes will be this Fall, onsite UTRC East Hartford

MS in ME Graduate Courses

Core Requirements (5 credits)

  • ME 5000. Applied Analytical Methods in Engineering (2 credits)
  • ME 593. Capstone Project (3 credits)

Depth Requirements (19 credits)

Structures & Dynamics

  • ME 5311. Structure and Properties of Engineering Materials (2 credits)
  • ME 5202. Advanced Dynamics (2 credits)
  • ME 5200. Mechanical Vibrations (2 credits)
  • ME 5380. Foundations of Elasticity (2 credits)
  • ME 5381. Applied Elasticity (2 credits)
  • ME 5303. Applied Finite Element Methods in Engineering (2 credits)

Fluid & Heat

  • ME 5101. Fluid Dynamics (2 credits)
  • ME 516. Heat Transfer (3 credits)
  • ME 593C. Special Topics: Design of Thermal Systems (2 credits)

Electives (6 credits)

  • MIS 576. Project Management (3 credits)
  • SYS 540. Introduction to Systems Thinking (3 credits)
  • Or any other graduate course, including engineering, science, math, or management

Note: The order of the courses listed above does not indicate the order in which they will be taken. Students will be notified about course schedules upon registering. Prerequisites Prospective students must have a bachelor of science from a regionally accredited university in mechanical engineering or a related field (e.g. other engineering disciplines, physics, mathematics, etc.) and have earned a GPA of 3.0 or better.

As a result of successfully completing this degree program, the student will:  

  1. Gain a deep understanding of the major structural parameters that effect material performance, including the general principles of classical kinematic and dynamics of particles, rigid bodies and systems.
  2. Analyze three-dimensional states of elongation, bending and sheer stress, strain and torsion, including stability of columns and plates and failure criteria.
  3. Perform matrix structural analysis and modeling using finite element methods.
  4. Perform motor dynamics analysis including transverse vibrations and instability of rotating shafts.
  5. Perform Fluid dynamics analysis including vorticity dynamics, rotating flows, turbulence and surface driven flows.
  6. Perform heat conduction, convection and radiation analysis, including effects of variable material properties.
  7. Accumulate practical tools and techniques for leading large projects, including task management, progress reporting, risk mitigation, and decision making under constrained resources.
  8. Develop a personal leadership style to form and motivate successful teams.
  9. Apply novel tools to better identify, understand and control system behavior and performance, within their application and larger environment.
  10. Assess large systemic failures and develop useful heuristics to predict and mitigate similar issues in current projects.