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Mechanical Engineering Degree

Cultivate a deeper conceptional understanding of applied mathematical tools to solve complex engineering challenges at work.

Advance your understanding of materials and technologies germane to your industry. Achieve outcomes in the areas of advanced manufacturing, aerospace, and defense through the foundation, breadth, emphasis, and practice experienced in the program. Customize your degree with a two-semester-long professional project that addresses and solves an engineering challenge at work.

Bring Your Engineering Practice to the Next Level

Take a project-based approach to advance your technical abilities through graduate study. Customize your experience through two self-designed courses with workplace application. View this four-minute video to see a complete description of the Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering program.

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Solve Engineering Challenges at the Interface of Multiple Disciplines

Learn more advanced methods in modeling using multidimensional finite element simulation and other approaches. Provide sound, authoritative judgment regarding the validity and reliability of results. Gain familiarity with specific manufacturing applications across multiple industries and products. Learn how to implement Agile and Scrum principles to strategically connect the work of multiple sprints and lead a team through the process of systematically identifying, quantifying, and fixing problems. 

Mechanical Engineering Online Courses

ISYE 4240: Engineering Project Management

Create a vision statement and bring it to life through a project charter, work breakdown structure, and Gantt chart. Learn how to implement Agile and Scrum principles to strategically connect the work of multiple sprints.

MANE 5000: Advanced Engineering Mathematics

Develop the mathematical foundations that underpin the many disciplines of engineering. Model and solve engineering problems using linear algebra, calculus, and differential equations, allowing you to account for all variables governing engineering applications.

MANE 6790: Advanced Heat Transfer

Investigate conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer, focusing on the practical applications of each. Solve common thermal and fluid engineering challenges for solids, moving fluids, boiling, condensation, heat exchangers, and temperature instrumentation.

MANE 6170: Mechanics of Solids

Analyze how forces induce stresses in solids using the stress tensor and its 9 interacting normal and shear stress components. Fully quantify the relationship between forces, deformation, material properties, and stress developing higher fidelity models and conclusions.

MANE 4240: Introduction to Finite Elements

Address complex engineering challenges using the finite element method (FEM) to solve differential equations in heat transfer, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, electromagnetics, and acoustics. Transform governing equations using finite element basis functions, building solution methods, and interpreting the results.

MANE 6720: Computational Fluid Dynamics

Develop expertise with fundamentals used in computational fluid dynamic software packages. Simplify governing equations and choose the best method to ensure convergence of a model. Simulate 2D and 3D, steady and unsteady, laminar and turbulent flows, and account for the influence of complex geometries and turbulence.

MANE 4640: Analysis of Manufacturing Processes

Explore solutions to unresolved problems analyzing a manufacturing process of your choice. Develop computational models and analytics for practical process decisions. Manufacturing areas typically covered include machining, heat treatment, powder particle processing, solidification, and manufacturing logistics.

ENGR 6230: Lean Six Sigma I

Improve a process at work using the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) approach to systematically identify, quantify and fix problems.  Set up a Plan, Do, Check, Act to establish the desired future state. Upon completion of the course, earn a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt from Rensselaer at Work.

MANE 6970: Professional Project (2)

Collaborate with an instructor mentor to select an engineering problem you would like to solve at work.  Develop, refine, and enhance the skills you have gained during your graduate experience. Summarize your results and conclusions in an executive presentation showcasing your methodology, approach, accomplishments, and outcomes.

By completing the Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering program, I was able to use more advanced theoretical approaches to my technical work and create models I was able to validate in real time.

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Ernesto Gutierrez-Miravete

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"It is satisfying to see our graduate engineering students empowered to do more advanced technical work that was completely unknown to them before."

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