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College of Engineering and Applied Science

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at UC Denver
 

Mechanical Engineering

Master of Engineering


The master of engineering (MEng) is an interdisciplinary degree program designed to meet the needs of those practicing engineers who wish to follow an integrated program of studies in engineering and allied subjects related to the individual student’s professional work. Students can combine advanced engineering course work with graduate-level non-engineering courses such as business administration, environmental sciences, social sciences, biological sciences or public administration.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers five tracks of study for the MEng degree program:

Prospective students are required to present a well-defined objective in order to be admitted to the program. In consultation with faculty advisors, an academic program is developed to meet this objective.

An advisory committee will be appointed for each student by the department. The advisory committee that guides the student is responsible for approving the individual’s degree program and admission to candidacy, and approves the student’s written report and the awarding of the degree.

The Graduate School Rules apply to this program.​

Students must meet the university admission requirements detailed in the Information for Graduate Students section of the catalog.

Students not holding BS in mechanical engineering degrees are required to complete all mathematics, chemistry and physics courses required for the bachelor’s degree before taking graduate courses. In addition, before taking graduate courses students must complete the following undergraduate mechanical engineering courses depending on the track they plan to follow:

General Track

ENGR 3012 (Thermodynamics) 
MECH 2033 (Dynamics)
MECH 3010 (Intro to Numerical Methods)
MECH 3023 (System Dynamics I: Vibrations)
MECH 3042 (Heat Transfer) or MECH 3021 (Fluid Mechanics) 
MECH 3043 (Strength of materials)

Mechanics Track

ENGR 3012 (Thermodynamics) 
MECH 2033 (Dynamics)
MECH 3010 (Intro to Numerical Methods)
MECH 3023 (System Dynamics I: Vibrations)
MECH 3035 (Design of Mechanical Elements) 
MECH 3043 (Strength of materials)

Sports Engineering Track

Students may choose to complete one of the folowing prerequisite options in its emtierty.

  • Option One
    • ENGR 3012 (Thermodynamics)
    • MECH 2033 (Dynamics)
    • MECH 3010 (Intro to Numerical Methods)
    • MECH 3023 (System Dynamics I: Vibrations)
    • MECH 3042 (Heat Transfer) or MECH 3021 (Fluid Mechanics)
    • MECH 3043 (Strength of materials)
  • Option Two
    • ENGR 3012 (Thermodynamics)
    • MECH 2033 (Dynamics)
    • MECH 3010 (Intro to Numerical Methods)
    • MECH 3023 (System Dynamics I: Vibrations)
    • MECH 3035 (Design of Mechanical Elements)
    • MECH 3043 (Strength of materials)
  • Option Three
    • ENGR 3012 (Thermodynamics)
    • MECH 2033 (Dynamics)
    • MECH 3010 (Intro to Numerical Methods)
    • MECH 3021 (Introduction to Fluid Mechanics)
    • MECH 3042 (Heat Transfer)
    • MECH 3043 (Strength of materials)

Thermal Sciences Track

ENGR 3012 (Thermodynamics) 
MECH 2033 (Dynamics)
MECH 3010 (Intro to Numerical Methods)
MECH 3021 (Introduction to Fluid Mechanics)
MECH 3042 (Heat Transfer)
MECH 3043 (Strength of materials)​

A minimum of 30 semester hours of academic work are required for the MEng degree. At least 15 of these hours must be at the 5000 level or above in mechanical engineering. A maximum of 12 semester hours may be taken outside of engineering. In addition to course work, a written report is required in the MEng program as a final project (3 semester hours). The report may be related to the student’s professional work. The report will be of the same general quality as that required for the master of science project and must be defended orally.

Students must submit a proposal to their examination committee prior to the semester in which they register for their project semester hours, and the examination committee must approve the proposal for the thesis or project. Finally, the student must present the required project to his/her graduate committee and the committee must approve the project for satisfaction of the student’s graduation requirement.​


MSME and MEng Program Educational Objectives

The program offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Colorado Denver can be completed in the afternoon and evening hours to accommodate both working and traditional students. The department seeks to graduate a diverse population of students with a master’s degree enabling them to

  • be employed by a diverse group of industries, research laboratories and educational institutions,
  • pursue careers in traditional engineering, interdisciplinary areas, research and education, and
  • pursue post-graduate education and advanced degrees.

MSME and MEng Program Educational Outcomes

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to design a system component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice​
All applications must be submitted online​. Send all supporting application materials to the Graduate School at the following address:

MAILING ADDRESS:

Graduate School
Campus Box 163
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364

COURIER ADDRESS (UPS, FEDEX, etc.):

Graduate School
1380 Lawrence Street, Suite 1251
Denver, CO 80204

Contact Email: CEASGApplications@ucdenver.edu​
Phone: 303-315-2179

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