Graduate Programs

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program Objectives

Graduates will have:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering principles to mechanical engineering (Knowledge of mathematics encompasses advanced topics typically including differential and integral calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations)
  2. an ability to design mechanical systems, components, or processes to meet desired needs
  3. an ability to independently identify, research, formulate, and solve mechanical engineering problems
  4. an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for mechanical engineering practice

Master of Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering graduate program is student-centered, providing high-quality instruction in both theory and the latest engineering developments. All our full-time faculty hold doctorates in engineering, and most bring significant industrial experience to the classroom. For the working person, all our classes are held in the late afternoon and evening. Many of our full-time graduate students obtain paid internships in local industry for one or two terms during their course of study.

The Master of Mechanical Engineering may be completed through either a thesis or non-thesis plan.

MME Thesis Option
The thesis option includes 24 semester-credit hours of course work and six semester-credit hours of thesis effort for a total of 30 semester-credit hours. The thesis effort is a research project conducted under the supervision of a faculty member and is typically spread across two semesters. After a final formal presentation to the College faculty and students, a properly formatted and duly-approved written thesis must be submitted.

MME Non-Thesis Option
The non-thesis option consists of 30 semester-credit hours of course work chosen according to the “Course Requirements” section below. An attractive option for students wishing to pursue a topic of their interest is the project-based design course Capstone Design (MENG 5980).  This course is conducted under the supervision of a faculty member and the guidance of the departmental faculty. The course assesses the student's ability to synthesize material covered in the graduate curriculum, and culminates in a brief presentation to the departmental faculty along with a written report.

Degree requirements and a description of optional focal areas may be found in the Graduate Catalog.

Currrent UDM undergrads may be eligible for our 5 year Bachelor's/Master's Program.  

Grad students may choose a focal area.

For more information on the Master's program, consult the Graduate Catalog.

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Doctor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

The doctoral program requires 51 credit hours of coursework beyond the engineering baccalaureate. Additionally, 30 credit hours of dissertation are required.  For more information on the Doctoral program, consult the Graduate Catalog.

Chair: Dr. Darrell Kleinke
Office: Engineering 214
McNichols Campus
4001 McNichols Rd.
Detroit, MI 48221-3038
Telephone: 313- 993-1140

Associate Chair: Dr. Mark Schumack
Office: Engineering 275
McNichols Campus
4001 McNichols Rd.
Detroit, MI 48221-3038
Telephone: 313- 993-3370