Drive your career forward with a master's degree
Make a bigger impact in the industry and grow your skills as a professional with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from UCF. As you journey through the program, you will gain the knowledge and skills in the areas of GPS navigation and guidance, mechanical systems or thermodynamics; understand the latest modeling and mathematical methods used in mechanical and aerospace engineering, and learn how to synthesize theory and application to make an immediate impact in the industry.
- Nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report
- UCF is located near major engineering organizations such as Lockheed Martin, Siemens, Northrop Grumman and Mitsubishi Power Systems.
- Requires 30 credit hours
- Online option can help you fit classes into your busy schedule
- Degree can be completed within two years
- Thesis and nonthesis options available
- Three tracks to choose from: Mechanical Systems, Thermofluids, Guidance Control and Dynamics
Students in the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering will complete a total of 30 credit hours toward their master’s degree. The distribution of required course credit hour is dependent upon the track:
Thermofluids Track – Students will engage in 12 credit hours toward required courses, 12 credits toward electives, and 6 credits toward either a thesis or non-thesis option.
Mechanical Systems Track – Students will engage in 12 credit hours toward required courses, 12 credits toward electives, and 6 credits toward either a thesis or non-thesis option.
Guidance and Control Dynamics Track – Students will engage in 9 credit hours toward required courses, 15 credits toward electives, and 6 credits toward either a thesis or non-thesis option.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION
While licensure or certification may be available in this field of study, our program does not directly lead to such licensure or certification upon graduation. The professional preparation you receive in our program meets the educational requirements for licensure as a professional engineer and may still assist you in such pursuits; however, the licensing authority and requirements for professional engineers falls under the jurisdiction of the licensing board for the state, territory, or foreign entity in which engineer practices.
If you intend to pursue such credentialing in your state or elsewhere, we strongly advise you to contact the applicable state credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements. Alternatively, you are welcome to contact advising manager Lynn Grabenhorst with questions in this regard and we will do our best to assist you in your career planning.