Major: Mechanical Engineering
Degree: MS in Mechanical Engineering
Major Requirements
MS Mechanical Engineering Requirements: (30 credit hours)
The Mechanical Engineering master's degree consists of a minimum of 30.0 credit hours.
Students select from one of two degree options: (1) thesis or (2) non-thesis.

**All programs of study must be approved by the School of Engineering Graduate Program Director prior to the end of the second semester of graduate study.**

UNF Conditions for the degree:
For more details on the below and additional conditions, refer to the UNF Graduate School's webpage: 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 18.0 hours 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 6.0 hours of transfer coursework can be applied to the degree, with the following exception:
    A student may transfer up to 12.0 hours from the Florida Engineering Education Delivery System (FEEDS) provided the total of FEEDS courses and other transfer courses does not exceed 12.0 hours.
  • 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.

EGN6456 Advanced Engineering Analysis (3 Credits)
or approved substitute graduate mathematics course. See list of approved electives in the School of Engineering office.
EGN6457 Adv. Res. Methods for Engineer (3 Credits)
RESEARCH for Thesis option --
Thesis option: Select 6.0 hrs of EML 6972 ME Thesis.
(Non-thesis option will select 6.0 hrs of additional electives, as indicated below.)
SELECT Required Electives --
  1. Mechanical Engineering Electives: select a minimum of 12.0 hrs from the list below or other ME approved electives. For thesis students, electives must be approved by the Graduate Advisor.
    • EML 5808 Robotics Engineering II
    • EML 6809 Intelligent Planning for Robotic Systems
    • EML 5315 Advanced Control System Theory
    • EML 6311 Modern Control Engineering
    • EML 5508 Finite Element Modeling and Analysis
    • EML 5211 Introduction to Continuum Mechanics
    • EGN 6333 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
    • EML 5105 Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics
    • EML 5131 Combustion Phenomena
    • EML 6451 Energy Conversion
    • EML 5403 Fuel Cells
    • EML 6417 Solar Energy Devices
    • EML 5606 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
    • EML 5932 Special Topics in Mech Engineering (v. 1-3)
    • EML 6933 Special Topics in Mech Engineering (v. 1-3)
    • EML 6900 Supervised Graduate Research (v. 1-3) can be repeated up to 6 hours.


  2. Other Electives: Select sufficient hours of non-mechanical engineering electives. ME electives may be used to satisfy this requirement. Select sufficient credits at the graduate level to earn a total of 30.0 hours.
    • Thesis option: Select up to 6.0 hours of non-mechanical engineering electives. Electives must be approved by the Graduate Advisor.
    • Non-thesis option: Select up to 12.0 hours of non-mechanical engineering electives. A list of approved electives is available in the School of Engineering.


Note: Mechanical engineering elective courses may also be selected from on-line courses from Florida State University System within the limitations discussed above, and must be approved by the Graduate Advisor for thesis students and by the Graduate Program Director or Graduate Advisor for non-thesis students.