Master of Engineering (MENG)
Master of Engineering -- Course Work Option
Students wishing to pursue a Masters degree without completing a research project or thesis can obtain the Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (MENG). The MENG degree can be a desirable choice for engineers who have completed a BSME degree who are currently working and are unable to allocate the time necessary for a large-scale research project. Students take a total of 45 credits of graduate courses, including the required core courses. The student's graduate advisor and the Head of the Graduate Program must approve the elective graduate courses.
Graduation Check List
To graduate with an MENG degree, students must complete the following:
A total of 45 credits of approved graduate coursework comprised of:
- ME 551, Engineering Analysis
- An advisor-approved 5xx level mathematics or statistics course
- 37 – 38 approved graduate elective credits (precise credit total depends of credits for mathematics or statistics course)
*ME 507, Seminar is not required, but may be taken once as an elective.*
The following forms:
- Application for Degree
The two forms listed above are available on the Forms Page of the web site for the Office of Graduate Studies. Please note that the GO-12 form is no longer required and has been replaced by Graduate DARS Audits. Graduate DARS Audits are completed by OGS at this time and will be automatically run for you at the time of your application for graduation. If you would like to have a DARS generated to check your progress prior to applying for graduation please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, PSU ID#, degree program and Bulletin year you're graduating under.
Graduate students should be aware of the deadlines for submission of forms to the Office of Graduate Studies.
The table below identifies examples of courses that can be grouped together to create cohesive focuses in an MENG program. The student’s graduate advisor will assist in identifying the courses that meet the student’s area of interest.
HVAC / Building Science Coursework
ME 552 – Control Engineering I
ME 553 – Control Engineering II
ME 554 – Controls Engineering Lab
ME 510 - Microcontrollers
ME 510 - Mechatronics
ME 520 – Thermal Systems Design
ME 521 – Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Design Fundamentals
ME 522 – Building Energy Use Modeling
ME 524 – HVAC System Design and Control
ME 526 – Solar Engineering