2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    May 26, 2024  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering, BS/Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, MS

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Young B. Moon, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department Chair
263 Link Hall

Thong Dang, Graduate Program Director
462 Link Hall
Michelle Blum, Mechanical Engineering Program Director
239 Link Hall


Jeongmin Ahn, Benjamin Akih-Kumgeh, Mohd Yousuf Ali, Jackie Anderson, Michelle Blum, Edward Bogucz, Thong Dang, John Dannenhoffer, Barry Davidson, Victor Duenas, Mark Glauser, Melissa Green, Alan Levy, Xiyuan Liu, Young Moon, Shalabh Maroo, Vadrevu Murthy, Utpal Roy, Amit Sanyal, Mehmet Sarimurat, Roger Schmidt, Yevgeniy Yesilevskiy, Jianshun Zhang, Teng Zhang

Program Description

The combined degree is for students to complete the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and the Masters of Science in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering degrees consecutively, with a goal of completing both degree requirements in five years. 6 credits of 500-level courses may be counted towards both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. A block of transfer credits labeled as “transferred from SU undergraduate record” appears on the graduate record and applies credit hours toward the graduate degree, but is not calculated in the graduate GPA.


Students must be currently enrolled in the BS Mechanical Engineering program at Syracuse University, and should apply to the combined BS and MS program in the first semester of their third year of study. Admission is based upon academic performance. Students are accepted for graduate study after completion of the third year of study but are not fully matriculated as graduate students until all bachelor’s degree requirements have been met.

BSME Curriculum

First Year-Fall Semester

MAT 295 - Calculus I  

CHE 106 - General Chemistry Lecture I  

CHE 107 - General Chemistry Laboratory I  

ECS 101 - Introduction to Engineering and Computer Science  

WRT 105 - Studio 1: Practices of Academic Writing  

ECN 203 - Economic Ideas and Issues  

First Year-Spring Semester

MAT 296 - Calculus II  

PHY 211 - General Physics I  

PHY 221 - General Physics Laboratory I  

ECS 104 - Engineering Computational Tools  

Elective 1 (3 credits)

WRT 205 - Studio 2: Critical Research and Writing  

Second Year-Fall Semester

ECS 326 - Engineering Materials, Properties, and Processing  

MAT 397 - Calculus III  

PHY 212 - General Physics II  

PHY 222 - General Physics Laboratory II  

ECS 221 - Statics  

Elective 2 (3 credits)

Second Year-Spring Semester

MAT 485 - Differential Equations and Matrix Algebra for Engineers  

ECS 222 - Dynamics  

ECS 325 - Mechanics of Solids  

MAE 251 - Thermodynamics  

MAE 284 - Introduction to CAD  

Third Year-Fall Semester

ECS 326 - Engineering Materials, Properties, and Processing  

MAE 315 - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Laboratory  

MAE 341 - Fluid Mechanics  

MAE 312 - Engineering Analysis  

MAE 333 - Data Analysis for Engineers  

ELE 231 - Electrical Engineering Fundamentals I  

ELE 291 - Electrical Engineering Laboratory I  

Third Year-Spring Semester

MAE 321 - Dynamics of Mechanical Systems  

MAE 355 - Fundamentals of Heat Transfer  

MEE 332 - Machine Design  

MAE 322 - Control Systems for MAE  

Elective 3 (3 credits)

Fourth Year-Fall Semester

MEE 331 - Manufacturing Processes

MEE 416 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory  

MEE 471 - Design Practice  

Elective 4 (3 credits) *Must be either MAE 430 MAE 571 , or MAE 573  

Elective 5 (3 credits)

Elective 6 (3 credits)

Fourth Year-Spring Semester

MEE 471 - Design Practice  

MEE 472 - Synthesis of Mechanical Systems  

WRT 205 - Studio 2: Critical Research and Writing  

Elective 7 (3 credits)

Elective 8 (3 credits)

Total Credits Required: 128


MSMAE Curriculum

Course Requirements

Graduate courses can be found in the Course Catalog (http://coursecatalog.syr.edu), using the search engine.

M.S. students must complete 30 credits, including a capstone project (MAE 994: 0 credits; graded as Pass/Fail), and must attend at least three (3) semesters of the MAE graduate seminars (MAE 995: 0 credits; graded as A-F, based on attendance) . Out of the required 30 credits, students cannot take more than 9 credits at the 500-level. The MS degree in MAE offers both “general” and “concentration” options. A minimum GPA of 3.0 for coursework included in the Program of Study for the degree along with a minimum GPA of 2.8 for all credits earned must be achieved to graduate. Completion of the program with less than 24 semester credits in engineering does not lead to credit toward licensure.

Students selecting the “general” option must take three (3) required courses (MAE 675, MAE 643, and MAE 635) and four (4) elective courses from the MAE department.

Students selecting a “concentration” option must take MAE 675, four (4) courses from a chosen concentration. Available concentrations and their concentration core(s) are:

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