Master's in ME

All students admitted to the M.S. program in mechanical engineering are required to designate their thesis supervisor and thesis topic at the start of their program.

Master's students are required to take 7 courses having a total of minimum 21 credits. The course program of each student is designed by the student and his/her thesis supervisor according to following rules:

  • In order to satisfy the mathematics requirement, ME 521 should be taken.
  • At least 2 courses must be selected from the following pool of courses: ME 502, ME 503, ME 504, ME 505, ME 511, ME 517, ME 526 (ME 532 before Fall 2014 semester), ME 537, ME 541, ME 543 or ME 547.
  • At least 4 courses must have ME 5XX codes, excluding ME 521, totaling a minimum of 12 credits.
  • The program may contain at most 2 courses (subject to the approval of departmental Graduate Programme Committee) selected from the three groups of courses listed below:
    • graduate courses offered by other departments,
    • undergraduate technical elective courses offered by the Mechanical Engineering Department,
    • undergraduate technical elective courses offered by other departments.

The maximum period to complete course work is 4 semesters.

Click here for the table showing the semesters in which graduate courses were offered.

In addition to the course load, the Master's students are expected to

  • pass ME 590 Thesis Seminar (non-credit) course before the end of their fourth semester,
  • * pass ME 599 Ethics (non-credit) course before the end of their fourth semester and
  • complete, write, and defend a thesis sucessfully before the end of their sixth semester.

For offering frequencies of graduate courses please follow this link.

For rules and regulations regarding the registration to the Master's program of the Department, please visit registration rules page.

* This rule is relevant for students who started graduate studies on 2016th first semester or later.

Graduate Courses
Code Title Credit Catalog Page
ME 500 M.S. Thesis NC
ME 501 Numerical Methods in ME I (3-0) 3
ME 502 Advanced Dynamics (3-0) 3
ME 503 Advanced Gas Dynamics (3-0) 3
ME 504 Advanced Heat Transfer (3-0) 3
ME 505 Advanced Heat Tansfer II (3-0) 3
ME 506 Dynamics of Nonlinear Systems (3-0) 3
ME 507 Applied Optimal Control (3-0) 3
ME 508 Thermal Radiation (3-0) 3
ME 509 Boiling Heat Transfer and Two-Phase Flow (3-0) 3
ME 510 Numerical Methods for ME II (3-0) 3
ME 511 Modern Control (3-0) 3
ME 512 Aerothermochemistry of Rocket Propulsion Systems (3-0) 3
ME 513 Vehicle Dynamics (3-0) 3
ME 514 Advanced Solar Energy Utilization (3-0) 3
ME 515 Application of Electrical Analogy to Heat Transfer Problems (3-0) 3
ME 516 Fluid Power Control (3-0) 3
ME 517 Advanced Fluid Mechanics (3-0) 3
ME 518 Boundary Layer Theory (3-0) 3
ME 519 Kinematic Analysis of Mechanisms (3-0) 3
ME 520 Analysis and Measurement Techniques for Random Vibrations and Noise (3-0) 3
ME 521 Analytical Methods in Engineering I (3-0) 3
ME 522 Principles of Robotics (3-0) 3
ME 523 Impact Mechanics (3-0) 3
ME 524 Industrial Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Design (3-0) 3
ME 525 Analytical Methods in Spatial Mechanisms (3-0) 3
ME 526 Vibration of Continuous Systems with Computational Methods (3-0) 3
ME 527 Advanced Internal Combustion Engine Design (3-0) 3
ME 528 Flexible Multibody Dynamics (3-0) 3
ME 529 Advanced Internal Combustion Engines (3-0) 3
ME 530 Introduction to Fluidized Bed Combustion (3-0) 3
ME 531 Machine Tool Design (3-0) 3
ME 532 Advanced Machinery Vibrations (3-0) 3
ME 533 Computer Aided Design (3-0) 3
ME 534 Computer Control of Machines (3-0) 3
ME 535 Metal Cutting (3-0) 3
ME 536 Design of Intelligent Machines (3-0) 3
ME 537 Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics I (3-0) 3
ME 538 Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics II (3-0) 3
ME 539 Hydrodynamic Instability, Vortex Dynamics and Turbulence (3-0) 3
ME 540 Analytical Methods in Engineering II (3-0) 3
ME 541 Plasticity and Computer Aided Metal Forming (3-0) 3
ME 543 Theory of Elasticity (3-0) 3
ME 544 Beams, Plates and Shells (3-0) 3
ME 545 Advanced Thermodynamics (3-0) 3
ME 546 Diffusion Problems in Thermal-Fluid Sciences (3-0) 3
ME 547 Introduction to Continuum Mechanics (3-0) 3
ME 549 Experimental Stress Analysis I (3-0) 3
ME 550 Experimental Stress Analysis II (3-0) 3
ME 551 Design of High Precision CNC Machinery (3-0) 3
ME 552 Micro and Nanoscale Heat Transfer (3-0) 3
ME 553 Technical and Economical Aspect of Nuclear Power Plants (3-0) 3
ME 560 Tribology (3-0) 3
ME 570 Advanced Topics in Radiative Transfer (3-0) 3
ME 575 Non-Traditional Production Processes (3-0) 3
ME 581 Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics (3-0) 3
ME 582 Finite Element Analysis in Thermofluids (3-0) 3
ME 583 Engineering Fracture Mechanics (3-0) 3
ME 584 Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics (3-0) 3
ME 586 Variational Principles in Elasticity (3-0) 3
ME 587 Perturbation Methods in Enginnering (3-0) 3
ME 588 Impulsive Loading of Solids (3-0) 3
ME 590 Thesis Seminar (0-2) NC
ME 599 Research Methods and Ethics in Engineering (3-0) 3
ME 705 Computational Fluid Dynamics for Incompressible Flows (3-0) 3
ME 708 Techniques for Vibration Control and Isolation (3-0) 3
ME 709 Nonlinear Vibrations (3-0) 3