This programs offer a choice of either a thesis track or a non-thesis track. To receive the MSE degree requires a minimum of thirty (30) credit hours of acceptable graduate work, including nine (9) credit hours of research for the thesis track.
The university offers a master of science degree in energy engineering. This unique area of concentration represents a separate multidisciplinary program that is administered jointly by the Mechanical Engineering Department and the Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Department. The energy engineering program has two M.S. degree options: renewable engineering and nuclear engineering.
These courses are geared towards either recent bachelor's degree graduates or professionals who want to explore an engineering specialty without making the commitment of a full-fledged graduate program.
The Mechanical Engineering Department offers a combined B.S.E./M.S.E. program that is available to juniors or seniors with a grade point average of 3.0 or better. Students normally apply to transition in the second semester of their third year as an undergraduate but can do so up until the last day of classes in their final semester before graduation.