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    Feb 25, 2020  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical and Energy Engineering, MS


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 as applicable. 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. Twelve semester credit hours of course work chosen from the core and one area of specialization in general energy, thermal energy and fluids, or mechanics and controls listed in the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering web site and graduate handbook.
  2. Twelve semester credit hours of course work chosen from 5000 or higher courses offered by the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering and related departments. The selection of courses should be done with the approval of the student’s thesis advisor and MEEN graduate advisor. A maximum of 3 credit hours of directed study or research is allowed as part of the 24 hours of course work.
  3. 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 requirements, which may be found at gradschool.unt.edu. It is expected that this material will be of archival quality.
  4. 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. Twenty-seven credits of course work chosen from graduate-level courses offered by the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering and related departments approved by the graduate advisor.
  2. Six credit hours may be taken as directed study ( ) or graduate level courses as approved by the graduate advisor.
  3. Students taking directed study courses must submit a report.

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.