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Program: Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MMAE Graduate Programs
Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
32 credit hours
Oral comprehensive exam
MMAE has a long history of providing valuable Masterís level education to engineers across a broad spectrum of topics. Our graduates leave IIT well prepared in their specific areas of focus. Nearly 2000 people have earned a Master of Engineering or Master of Science degree from MMAE.
The Master of Science degree program advances knowledge through post-baccalaureate coursework and state-of-the-art research in preparation for careers in industrial research and development. The M.S. degree is also generally acceptable as a prerequisite for study toward the doctorate.
In line with the department’s approach to its graduate programs, a student had considerable flexibility, in consultation with his or her program advisor, in formulating an M.S. program.The M.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering requires the completion of a minimum of 32 credit hours of approved work, which includes six to eight credit hours of thesis research. Before completion of the first semester of graduate study, full-time students should select an area of specialization and a permanent advisor. Graduate students pursuing the M.S. degree on a part-time basis should select a permanent advisor before registering for their twelfth credit hour.
The student, in consultation with the advisor, prepares a program of study that reflects individual needs and interests. The advisor must approve this program, as well as the department’s Graduate Studies Committee, the department chair, and the Graduate College. After the completion of the thesis, the student is required to pass an oral comprehensive examination on his or her thesis or related topics.
The examination committee consists of at least three appropriate faculty members who are nominated by the thesis advisor and appointed by the department’s Graduate Studies Committee.