Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Fall 2021 MECH Course Formats | Face-to-Face, Online, or Hybrid

Note: Changes are possible and the link below will be updated as changes occur.

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Graduate Programs

GRADUATE DEGREES

M.E. Master of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Specialization

Minimum of 30 credits; 21 of those credits must be at the 500-level or above and earned at CSU.

Coursework only. Available on campus or online.

M.E. Master of Engineering

Aerospace Engineering Specialization

Minimum of 30 credits; 21 of those credits must be at the 500-level or above and earned at CSU.

Coursework only. Available on campus or online.

M.E. Master of Engineering

Advanced Manufacturing Specialization

Minimum of 30 credits; 21 of those credits must be at the 500-level or above and earned at CSU.

Coursework only. Available on campus or online.

M.S. Master of Science

Mechanical Engineering

Minimum of 30 credits; 24 of those credits must be at the 500-level or above and earned at CSU; 6-12 credit hours for a thesis. 

Available on campus.

Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy

Mechanical Engineering

Minimum 72 credits of approved coursework. Additional requirements vary.

Available on campus.

Note: the M.E. Master of Engineering, Engineering Management Specialization program is not accepting new applicants

ACCELERATED PROGRAM

Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) B.S. – M.S./Ph.D.

Students with strong scholarly and/or research interests may apply for admission to a combined bachelor’s and master’s/doctoral degree program to begin their graduate program during their senior year of undergraduate study. Advisors will help students identify which technical electives will count toward both of their degrees.

3x 3-credit courses while an undergrad (double-counted). 

GRADUATE CERTIFICATES

Students can earn a graduate certificate in aerospace engineering or advanced manufacturing when they complete 9 credits of 500-level and above coursework. Students may apply for and complete just the certificate, or apply for both the certificate and a degree program. The certificate is available on campus or online, and is intended for working professionals looking to stay competitive in their field, advance their knowledge, and obtain additional training.

Aerospace Engineering

Advanced Manufacturing

Associate Dept. Head for Graduate Studies Dr. Todd Bandhauer at REACH Colab

Bandhauer laboratory: large-scale experiments in realistic settings​

Graduate students in Todd Bandhauer’s laboratory get unique research experiences they’re unlikely to get other places, including lessons in engineering economics, technical design, and analysis. 

Bandhauer’s Research End Market and Commercialization Hub is in the aptly named Powerhouse Energy Institute where practical demonstrations of technology are life-size – at a scale that’s found in industry and much larger than the typical academic research laboratory. 

In addition to learning to work as a team, his students are getting lessons in engineering economics, technical design and analysis. Ultimately, they get to build something big and cool.

“That’s one of the great things about being at a land-grant university. Students that come here get a lot more hands-on experience and they’re much better prepared to make a significant impact once they leave.”

Read more on Source News.

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