Agenda Item FA 15-02

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction (Graduate)

(School of Engineering/Civil & Mechanical Engineering): New Courses, Course Changes, & Programs of Study changes (2 packages)

01/08/15: Passed

01/14/15: Approved

Log Number: 201405-22

School of Engineering/Civil - Graduate

 

Add a new degree-major program  

MS in Civil Engineering - Coastal and Port Engineering Major  

 

Summary of the Changes:

CCEC is proposing a new major of Coastal and Port Engineering within the existing Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree. The emphases will be on engineering design in coastal and port areas, coastal processes, coastal and estuarine science, mitigation of coastal disasters, coastal water resources and green energy. This will be a 30 credit hour program. Dean Tumeo certifies that no new resources will be required to implement the proposed new major. The initial APC Log #201401-29 regarding this addition was approved by the University Board of Trustees on June 10, 2014.

Log Number: 201408-79

School of Engineering/Mechanical – Graduate

Change a degree-major of an existing program                        
MS in Mechanical Engineering – Mechanical Engineering Major

Summary of the Changes:
The MSME program requirements are modified into a research emphasized program to better align with School of Engineering vision and resources. The proposed changes are:
1. Remove non-thesis option
2. remove EGN6456 (Advanced Engineering Analysis) as a required course
3. remove EGN6457 (Advanced Research Methods for Engineers) as a required course
4. add a required Fundamental Graduate Research in ME (EML6xxx) course
5. add a required Intermediate Graduate Research (EML6xxx) in ME course
6. change pre-requisite of Master's Thesis in ME (EML 6972) and slightly modify course description
7. change co-requisites of Supervised Graduate Research (EML6900)
8. add a program requirement as to when the thesis committee should be formed
9. add a program requirement that a proposal defense must be passed prior to registering for thesis credits
10. clearly specify that the thesis must be successfully defended
11. remove requirement of 6 non-ME (or additional ME) electives.
Changes proposed in this APC package have been approved by the ME faculty. The number of total credit hours for the program does not change.

(Click here for the program of study)

 

Change an existing course

ME Master's Thesis

EML

Graduate (6xxx)

972

Pre-requisites are added: 1. Successful completion of proposal defense. 2. Completion of EML6xxxL: Intermediate Graduate Research in Mechanical Engineering. These pre-requisites help prepare students for success with their thesis.

New Course Description:

Prerequisites: Intermediate Graduate Research in Mechanical Engineering (EML6xxx) and Successful Completion of Thesis Proposal. The student will conduct individual research on a topic relevant to mechanical engineering. The course may be repeated for up to 6 credits.

 

Change an existing course

Supervised Graduate Research

EML

Graduate (6xxx)

900

Pre-, and co-requisites are added to better prepare students for course. Prerequisite: Graduate Status. Co-requisite: EML 6xxx: Intermediate Graduate Research in Mechanical Engineering.

New Course Description:

Prerequisite: Graduate Status. Co-requisite: “Intermediate Graduate Research in Mechanical Engineering” (EML6xxx). This course is an investigation of research topics in Mechanical Engineering at the advanced level. The course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. 

 

Add a new course

Fundamental Graduate Research in Mechanical Engineering (3 crs)

EML

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Pre-requisite: Department approval. Students will investigate potential research topic(s), perform literature review on the topic(s), identify a specific topic for a master’s thesis, and learn how to develop a research proposal.

 

Add a new course

Intermediate Graduate Research in Mechanical Engineering (3 crs)

EML

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"EML6xxx: Fundamental Research in Mechanical Engineering"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Pre-requisite: Department approval and EML6xxx: Fundamental Graduate Research in Mechanical Engineering. Students develop a research objective, a research methodology, and outline expected outcomes. Students are required to submit a written thesis proposal and defend their proposal to the thesis committee.