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Mechanical Engineering (MEN)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2009 - Spring 2010 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (MEN)

Major: ME

Degree: MEN

Unit: Speed School of Engineering (SS)

Department: Mechanical Engineering


Graduate Studies

Courses Hours
ME 644 3
ME Program Electives1 21
Thesis Option: ME 6972
Non-Thesis Alternative: ME 6453, ME 6XX1
Total 30

1 At least 9 of the 21 program elective credit hours must be at the 600 level or above.  Courses to meet the program elective requirements are selected with the assistance of the student’s advisor.

2 Upon admission into Graduate Studies, M.Eng. candidates are assigned a faculty academic advisor. Thesis students are encouraged to select a thesis topic and advisor during the first term of Graduate Studies. The thesis advisor then serves as the student’s academic advisor. Students must obtain the consent of their thesis advisor prior to enrolling in ME 697.

3 The faculty of the Mechanical Engineering Department has approved a non-thesis M.Eng. curriculum alternative that permits students to satisfy EAC/ABET accreditation criteria by replacing the six M.Eng. thesis hours (ME 697) with one three-hour 600-level course selected from the list of approved Mechanical Engineering Program Electives, and a three-hour structured research project (ME 645).


Total Hours
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering 133
Graduate Studies 30
Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering  163


Master of Science
In addition to the Master of Engineering program, the Mechanical Engineering Department offers a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. This program is appropriate for students not holding a mechanical engineering baccalaureate degree from the University of Louisville. Both thesis and non-thesis options are available. Consult the Graduate Catalog for degree requirements and contact information.


Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering
The Mechanical Engineering Department offers a program of study leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mechanical Engineering. This program provides an opportunity for students to complete advanced course work and conduct independent research in one of a number of specialization areas. Those interested in the Ph.D. program should consult the Graduate Catalog for requirements and contact information.

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