Cultivate a deeper conceptional understanding of applied mathematical tools to solve complex engineering challenges 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.
Mechanical Engineering Online Courses
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Faculty Spotlight: Ernesto Gutierrez-Miravete
"It is satisfying to see our graduate engineering students empowered to do more advanced technical work that was completely unknown to them before."Learn More About Ernesto Gutierrez-Miravete