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/
- A GPA of 3.0 must be maintained. If the GPA falls below 3.0, probation will result.
- At least 18 credits of coursework at the 6000-level must be applied toward the degree.
- 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:
- All coursework must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better.
- A GPA of 3.0 must be maintained. If the GPA falls below 3.0, academic probation will result.
- 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.
- 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
- 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."
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- The thesis proposal may be rejected outright. This results in the student's dismissal from the program.
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.