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Program of Study for the Master of Mechanical Engineering (MME) Degree
The Master of Mechanical Engineering (MME) degree is offered as a non-thesis degree program aiming to provide depth of knowledge in selected areas of mechanical engineering, as well as broader knowledge in other engineering, science, business or law topics. The degree is suitable to engineering graduates and working professionals seeking to expand their technical skills for employment and advancement in mechanical engineering related fields. The program involves mechanical engineering graduate coursework in traditional areas of mechanical engineering, such as, mechanics, materials, thermo-fluid systems, automation and design. In addition, students can select elective course outside the mechanical engineering department. Options include courses in other Cullen College of Engineering departments, the Bauer College of Business Administration, the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and the UH Law Center. This flexibility allows students to design a degree program that best matches their career goals.
The MME degree is viewed as a degree that will not lead to entry into the Ph.D . program. MME students are not eligible for financial aid in the form of teaching or research assistantships. The degree is course-based and it could be completed in 1 to 1 ½ years of full-time study or 2 to 3 years of part time study. The degree is open to students with undergraduate degrees in other engineering disciplines, with the completion of appropriate preparatory undergraduate mechanical engineering courses.
The MME degree plan consists of the completion of 30 semester credit hours of graduate course work approved by the graduate advisor. The course work credit hour should comply with the following requirements:
30 credit hours distributed as:
15 hours from the MECE 6000-level or above, exclusive of graduate seminar (MECE 6111) and Graduate Project (MECE 6368).
15 hours at the 6000-level or above from any department in the Colleges of Engineering, Natural Science, Business, and Law.
The graduation requirements are a 3.00 GPA overall, and separately, a 3.00 GPA on the 21 or more hours comprised of all MECE courses and the course(s) used to satisfy the mathematics requirement.
No more than 3 hours of individual study (MECE 6x98), apart from the Project Option.