Major: Mechanical Engineering
Degree: MS in Mechanical Engineering
Major Requirements (12 credits)
The Mechanical Engineering Master's Degree consists of a minimum of 30 credits.

This is a research-based program that includes a thesis requirement.

UNF Conditions for the Degree:

For more details on the below and additional conditions, refer to the UNF Graduate School's webpage at http://www.unf.edu/graduateschool/

  1. A GPA of 3.0 must be maintained. If the GPA falls below 3.0, probation will result.
  2. At least 18 credits of coursework at the 6000-level must be applied toward the degree.
  3. All coursework for a graduate or post-baccalaureate professional degree must be completed within six years of a master's degree-seeking student being admitted to a graduate program. All exceptions must be approved by the student's Graduate Program Director and the Dean of the Graduate School.

School of Engineering Conditions for the Degree:

  1. All coursework must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better.
  2. A GPA of 3.0 must be maintained. If the GPA falls below 3.0, academic probation will result.
  3. No more than 6 credits of transfer coursework can be applied to the degree. However, a student may transfer up to 12 credits from online courses through the Florida State University System (SUS) provided the transfer courses do not exceed 12 credits.
  4. A student may not receive 5000-level credit for a cross- listed 4000/5000-level course previously completed at the 4000-level. Exceptions to this rule may be considered with documented evidence of significant and appropriate differences in content between the courses.

Mechanical Engineering Program Milestones

  1. Formation of Thesis Committee: Should occur no later than the end of the term in which the student takes "Fundamentals of Graduate Research in Mechanical Engineering."
  2. Successful Defense of Thesis Proposal: Required prior to taking EML6972 Mechanical Engineering Master's Thesis. Failing to successfully defend a proposal will hinder the student from taking EML6972 without the permission of the thesis committee. Failure to successfully complete the thesis proposal will result in one of three outcomes:
    1. The student will be required to make minor modifications to the proposal. This will not require the student to re-defend the proposal and will allow the student to take EML6972 Mechanical Engineering Thesis for one semester without successfully defending the proposal.
    2. The student will be required to complete major modifications to the proposal. This will require the student to re-defend the proposal and the student cannot register for EML6972 Mechanical Engineering Thesis until successfully defending the proposal. A second unsuccessful attempt at defending the thesis proposal will result in automatical dismissal from the program.
    3. The thesis proposal may be rejected outright. This results in the student's dismissal from the program.
  3. Successful Defense of Thesis: Required to earn the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Failure to successfully defend the master's thesis results in one of two outcomes:
    1. The student will be required to make minor modifications to the thesis. This will not require the student to re-defend the thesis. The student will resubmit the written thesis to the committee for approval prior to graduating.
    2. The student will be required to make major modifications to the thesis and re-defend the thesis. A second unsuccessful defense of the thesis results in an inability to graduate.
EML6900 Supervised Graduate Research (3 Credits)
EML6900 Supervised Graduate Research hours can be substituted for other mechanical engineering graduate elective courses or approved non-mechanical engineering elective courses. All substitutions require the approval of the thesis committee.
EML6910 Fundamental Grad Research (3 Credits)
EML6912 Interm. Grad. Research in ME (3 Credits)
Culminating Experience (6 credits)
EML6972 ME Master's Thesis (3 Credits)
Major Electives (12 credits)
Select a minimum of 12 credits from the below options. All electives must be approved by the Graduate Faculty Advisor.

At the discretion of the thesis committee, students may use up to 6 additional credit hours of Mechanical Engineering graduate electives towards the degree. These can be substituted for up to 6 credits of the EML6900 Supervised Graduate Research requirement. Mechanical engineering elective courses may also be selected from online courses offered by the Florida State University System (SUS) within the limitations discussed above, and must be approved by the Graduate Faculty Advisor.

CHOOSE 12 credits of electives
  • EML5808 Robotics Engineering (3)
  • EML6809 Intelligent Planning of Robotic Systems (3)
  • EML5315 Advanced Control System Theory (3)
  • EML6311 Modern Control Engineering (3)
  • EML5508 Finite Element Modeling and Analysis (3)
  • EML5211 Introduction to Continuum Mechanics (3)
  • EGN6333 Advanced Mechanics of Materials (3)
  • EML5105 Classical & Statistical Theormodynamics (3)
  • EML5131 Combustion Phenomena (3)
  • EML6451 Energy Conversion (3)
  • EML5403 Fuel Cells (3)
  • EML6417 Solar Energy Devices (3)
  • EML5606 Air Conditioning and Refridgeration (3)
  • EML5932 Special Topics in Mech Engineering (1-3)
  • EML6933 Special Topics in Mech Engineering (1-3)
Technical Electives
No other electives are required for this degree. At the discretion and approval of the thesis committee, students may use up to 6 credits of non-Mechanical Engineering electives towards the degree. These credits can be substituted for the EML6900 Supervised Graduate Research requirement.
NO OTHER electives are required.