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    Sep 16, 2019  
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical and Energy Engineering, MS


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All students pursuing the master’s degree with a major in mechanical and energy engineering must plan their degree program with the assistance of their major professor and their advisory committee. The requirement for graduation is at least 30 semester credit hours for the thesis option or 33 semester credit hours for the non-thesis option. The student needs to maintain at least a B average in all graduate courses.

Option 1, Thesis

The graduate credit requirement for the thesis option of the Master of Science degree is 30 semester credit hours chosen as follows:

  1. Twenty-four semester credit hours of course work chosen from the graduate-level courses offered by the university. A minimum of 18 semester credit hours of this course work must be chosen from the graduate-level (5000 or higher) courses offered by the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering. The rest of the course work may be chosen from other departments with the approval of the student’s thesis advisor and MEEN graduate advisor.
  2. Six semester credit hours of MEEN 5950 - Master’s Thesis . Work for the master’s thesis is comprised of an independent and original study. As part of these requirements, the student must present and defend a written thesis that must be approved by the major professor and the advisory committee and filed with the graduate dean’s office. The thesis must conform to the graduate school thesis requirements, which may be found at gradschool.unt.edu. It is expected that this material will be of archival quality.
  3. An oral presentation of the master’s thesis is required. A decision on acceptance of the thesis will be made by the student’s advisory committee. For the thesis format, additional preparation guidelines can be found at gradschool.unt.edu.

Option 2, Non-thesis

The graduate credit requirement for the non-thesis option of the MS degree is 33 semester credit hours chosen as follows:

  1. Students may take 33 semester credit hours of courses, or, with the permission of the major advisor, they may take 30 hours of course work and register for 3 hours of research credit or 27 hours of course work and register for 6 hours of research credit.
  2. If registered for research credits, the student must submit a project report and give a formal seminar/presentation to his or her advisory committee. A decision on the acceptance of the report for an independent research problem will be made by the student’s advisory committee.
  3. A minimum of 21 semester credit hours of course work must be chosen from the graduate level courses offered in the area of mechanical and energy engineering. The rest of the course work may be chosen from other departments with approval of the student’s major advisor and MEEN graduate advisor.

Examinations

An oral presentation of the master’s thesis is required. A decision on acceptance of the thesis will be made by the student’s advisory committee. A decision on the acceptance of the report for an independent research problem will be made by the student’s advisory committee. Guidelines for the independent research problem and thesis preparation may be found at www.mee.unt.edu. For the thesis, additional preparation guidelines can be found at gradschool.unt.edu.

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