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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering, M.S.

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The Master’s Degree program is focused on providing students with advanced training in the fundamental sciences and technology of Mechanical Engineering to enable them to pursue careers in applied research and develop new products and processes. The graduate may find employment in government and industrial laboratories, advanced technology firms or teach in community colleges. The Master’s Degree program has a thesis and a non-thesis option. See the Mechanical Engineering website (me.umbc.edu) for complete program requirements.

Thesis Option

This degree will prepare students for employment in research-oriented positions, as well as serve to form a base for further doctoral studies. A minimum of 24 course credits at the graduate level or equivalent, plus six credits of ENME 799  , Master’s Thesis Research, culminating in a defensible thesis is required.


Non-Thesis Option (6 credits required)

A minimum of 30 course credits will be required for this degree. This professional degree program is primarily intended for part-time students. No thesis is required, but the student is required to register for one credit of ENME 799  leading to a scholarly paper and to pass the master’s comprehensive examination.



UMBC undergraduate students with a GPA of 3.25 at the completion of their junior year will be encouraged to combine their baccalaureate studies with the master of science and a thesis. In an approved plan of study, the student may qualify to count a maximum of nine credit hours of senior electives toward the fulfillment of the master’s degree.

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