2018-2019 Graduate Course Catalog 
    
    Aug 22, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, MS


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Chair:

Young Bai Moon, 263 Link Hall, 315-443-4366; fax: 315-443-9099, gradinfo@syr.edu.

Faculty:

Jeongmin Ahn, Benjamin Akih-Kumgeh, Jackie Anderson, Michelle Blum, Edward A. Bogucz Jr.,Thong Dang, John F. Dannenhoffer III, Barry D. Davidson, Victor Duenas, Mark N. Glauser, Melissa Green, Alan J. Levy, Xiyuan Liu Shalabh Maroo, Young Bai Moon, Vadrevu R. Murthy, Utpal Roy, Amit Sanyal, Mehmet Sarimurat, Roger Schmidt, Yevgeniy Yesilevskiy, Jianshun S. Zhang, Teng Zhang

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the following degrees:

  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

It also oversees one interdisciplinary master programs leading to the following degrees:

  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Engineering Management

Admission Requirements

Master of Science (M.S.) in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Admission to the M.S. degree program is granted on the basis of undergraduate preparation and performance, GRE scores, and letters of recommendation documenting the recent technical proficiency of the applicant. A grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), and a GRE Quantitative Reasoning score of 700 or higher (155 or higher on the new scale) are normally expected.

Admission to this M.S. degree program requires a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or an acceptable field of Science.

If a student’s background is not particularly strong in mechanical or aerospace engineering, he/she may be required to take undergraduate courses (not counted towards the M.S. degree) as specified in the letter of admission.

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

i) Thermal/Fluids
   3 elective courses in Thermal/Fluids
 
ii) Solids/Structure
   3 elective courses in Solids/Structure
 
iii) Design/Manufacturing
   2 elective courses in Design/Manufacturing

Acceptable elective courses for each concentration are available in the department.

Students intending to pursue a Ph.D. degree after the M.S. degree should plan to meet the Ph.D. admission requirements and Ph.D. qualifying examination requirements, and select M.S. level courses accordingly.

Student Learning Outcomes


1. Use the principles of advanced mathematics to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems

2. Use the principles of advanced fluid dynamics to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems

3. Use the principle of advanced mechanics of materials to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems

4. Use advanced techniques and modern tools necessary for the practice of mechanical and aerospace engineering

5. Communicate advanced technical contents effectively

6. Use the principles of CAD/CAM systems to identify, formulate and solve mechanical design and manufacturing problems

Course Requirements


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

Application Procedure


Online application is the preferred method of applying to graduate programs at Syracuse University. Applications submitted online can be processed faster and more efficiently than those filed on paper. Access the online application.

You will receive an e-mail or postcard from Syracuse University when your application has been received and processed. Find out more information on the application process.

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