2021/2022 University Catalog
Mechanical Engineering, Materials and Mechanics, M.S.
(Major Code: 09101) (SIMS Code: 447074)
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
- Personal statement of graduate program goals;
- 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 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.
- M E 797 - Research 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.