Mechanical Engineering degree offered by the University of Arizona students may choose a thesis, master’s report option, or non-thesis/coursework only option:
- Master's Thesis Option - The thesis option consists of 26 units of coursework, plus 6 units of Thesis (AME 910). Students who choose the thesis option must complete a thesis and pass a final oral examination. The examination lasts from one to two hours and includes a defense of the research results.
- Master’s Report Option - The report option consists of 29 units of coursework, plus 3 units of Master's report (AME 909). No other independent study units are allowed for the report option. Students who choose the report option must complete a report and pass a final oral examination. This examination consists of a 30-minute presentation by the student followed by 15 minutes of questioning.
- Non-Thesis/Coursework Only Option - This option is not available to students who receive financial support from the University in the form of teaching or research assistantships or fellowships. The non-thesis option consists of 32 units of coursework following the general requirements of the M.S. degree program. A maximum of 3 units of Independent Study (AME 599) or 3 units of research (AME 900) may be included in the study program. A student who wishes to enroll in independent study must make arrangements for supervision by a faculty member in the Department and submit the independent study proposal form to the Graduate Administrative Associate. The non-thesis option does not require a final oral examination.
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The AME Master of Science program course requirements vary somewhat for Thesis, Master’s Report and Non-Thesis/Coursework only options, but mandatory requirements for all programs include:
- 6 units, Advanced Engineering Analysis
- 2 units of Graduate Seminar
- 9 units/ 3 courses from a Core Area (see Core Area section on following page);
- 6 units of Thesis (AME 910) or 3 units of Master’s Report
- Please note that all 3 options require a total of 32 units' enrollment, and thus additional coursework beyond those listed above is required. No more than 6 units of non-AME courses are permitted.
- 24 months
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DisciplinesMechanical Engineering View 309 other Masters in Mechanical Engineering in United States
- Minimum undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.25
- GRE General Exam scores: Applicants’ scores are expected to be in the top 25 percentile, particularly for the Quantitative portion.
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Statement of purpose
International11136 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5568 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
National11136 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5568 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
In-State10236 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5118 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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