M.S. Requirements-Mechanical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Master of Science Degree Programs

Multiple options are available under the M.S. degree program to satisfy needs and fulfill goals of the students. All M.S. options discussed below are self-supported or have an outside funding source (such as the student’s employer) to pay for tuition and living expenses. Too see annual tuition rates at Carnegie Mellon University, visit the HUB website.

Course-Work Option

This option requires completion of 96 units (8 courses) over 3 semesters (except summer). It is possible to finish the degree in 2 semesters - see degree completion options table below.
Nearly 80% of our graduate students select to graduate with the MS-Course option. Students who enter the MS-Course program without an engineering degree (e.g. with a baccalaureate in mathematics or one of the physical sciences) may require additional course work. In such cases, the graduate committee will work closely with the student to devise a suitable program of study. An MS degree in Mechanical engineering is awarded at the end of this program.

To learn about available specialization areas visit http://www.cmu.edu/me/graduate/degree-specialties.html
To learn about recently offered courses visit https://www.cmu.edu/me/graduate/courses.html

Requirements

Degree Completion Options
The majority of students complete the course-work degree in 3 semesters. For students who would like to overload and take an additional course for two semesters they can complete the degree in 2 semesters.

degree completion options

Research Option

This option requires completion of 192 units. Students will typically enroll full-time for four semesters except summer. During the Summer, students typically pursue internship opportunities either in industry or with their faculty advisor. Since the emphasis is on research, course requirements are less as shown in the table below.  The culmination of the research-option MS is a final research report and presentation to faculty and students at the annual Bennett Conference, held in the spring of each year. An MS degree in Mechanical engineering is awarded at the end of this program.
To learn about faculty research areas visit https://www.cmu.edu/me/people/faculty.html
To learn about available specialization areas visit http://www.cmu.edu/me/graduate/degree-specialties.html
To learn about recently offered courses visit https://www.cmu.edu/me/graduate/courses.html

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