Design Track Master's Program

Mechanical Engineering Master's Program

Design and Manufacturing Track

Within the applied mechanics area of concentration, students can take a selection of courses that focus on skills related to design and manufacturing. This focused track is ideal for students planning to pursue positions in industry at the completion of their degree. The MS degree in mechanical engineering, design and manufacturing track requires the completion of 30 credits of graduate courses work. Students will complete 10 courses with no thesis.

By completing the design and manufacturing track, students will obtain skills in:

  • Solid modeling of mechanical components and assemblies using PTC Creo
  • Modeling and dynamic analysis of mechanisms and machines using PTC Creo
  • Finite element analysis of components
  • Design of mechanical components, mechanisms and machines
  • Optimization techniques for design
  • Materials selection and advanced manufacturing process analysis
  • Structural failure analysis

Path to Degree

For the MS degree in mechanical engineering design and manufacturing track, a student completes 30 credits of graduate coursework. As part of this track, students take:

  • Analytical Methods
  • Continuum Mechanics (Elasticity, Plasticity, Composites, or Fluid Mechanics)
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Design of Mechanical Elements
  • Computer-Aided Engineering
  • Advanced Computer Aided Engineering
  • Optimization

And three Technical Electives selected from:

  • Plasticity
  • Fatigue
  • Advanced Mechanics of Materials
  • Composites
  • Mechatronics
  • Additive Manufacturing (recommended)
  • Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials
  • Advanced Finite Element Analysis
  • Applied Probability and Statistics
  • Quality Assurance

After graduation, students completing this track have obtained positions at:

  • Ford Motor Company
  • Snap-on Tools
  • National Grid
  • SpaceX
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Bosch Automotive Electronics
  • Lockheed Martin
  • BAE Systems
  • Boeing
  • Universal Instruments
  • General Dynamics Electric Boat
  • GE Power
  • Corning Incorporated