Jun 17, 2021  
2021/2022 University Catalog 
    
2021/2022 University Catalog

Mechanical Engineering, Design and Manufacturing, M.S.


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(Major Code: 09101) (SIMS Code: 447071)

General information

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering.

Available opportunities for thesis research and special study projects include heat transfer, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, mechanics of materials, vibration, controls, CAD/CAM and robotics, materials, optimization and bioengineering.

The following materials should be mailed or delivered to:

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Adviser
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Room 326
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1323

  1. Personal statement of graduate program goals;
  2. Letters of recommendation (optional).

Specific Requirements for the Degree


The student’s program, prepared in conference with and approved by the graduate adviser, must satisfy the following requirements:

Twenty-One Units of Coursework


Twelve Units


Twelve units in one area of specialization (designated as Group A,B,C, or D), with no more than six units of 500-level courses.

Nine Additional Units


Nine additional units of 500-, 600-, or 700-level courses (excluding M E 797 , M E 798 , M E 799A , M E 799B , M E 799C ) selected in consultation with the graduate adviser

At Least 15 Units


At least 15 units of coursework (excluding M E 797 , M E 798 , M E 799A , M E 799B , M E 799C ) from mechanical engineering.

Nine Additional Units


Thesis Students


Non-Thesis Students


  • Units: 1-3 (3)
  • Six units of 500-, 600-, or 700-level courses from mechanical engineering.

The Total Number of Units


The total number of units from 500-level courses should not exceed nine.

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