Offered by the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Contact: 219 Upson Hall, (607) 255-0990, www.mae.cornell.edu
The M.Eng. (Mechanical Engineering) degree program provides a one-year course of study for those who wish to develop a high level of competence in engineering science, current technology, and engineering design.
Candidates may concentrate on any of a variety of specialty areas, including biomechanical engineering, energy systems, combustion, propulsion and power systems, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, materials and manufacturing engineering, and mechanical systems and design.
A coordinated program of courses for the academic year is agreed upon by the student and the faculty advisor. This program and any subsequent changes must also be approved by the Director of the Master of Engineering program. An individual student’s curriculum includes a 4- to 8-credit design/research course, a minimum of 12 credits in mechanical engineering or a closely related field with some technical focus, and sufficient technical electives to meet the total degree requirement of 30 credits (of which at least 28 credits must have letter grades).
The design projects may arise from individual faculty and student interests or from collaboration with industry. All projects must have a mechanical engineering design/research focus and have the close supervision of a faculty member.
All courses must be of true graduate nature. In general, all courses must be beyond the level of those required in an undergraduate engineering program; credit may be granted for an upper-level undergraduate course if the student has done little or no previous work in that subject area, but such courses must have special approval of the director of the Master of Engineering program.
The technical electives may be courses of appropriate level in engineering, math, physics, chemistry, or biology; a maximum of two courses may be taken in areas other than these if the courses are part of a well-defined program leading to specific professional objectives.
Students enrolled in the M.Eng. (Mechanical Engineering) degree program may take courses that also satisfy the requirements of the bioengineering, engineering management, systems engineering, or manufacturing minors.