Mar 20, 2018
All applicants must possess a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree or an undergraduate engineering degree, which shall include at least:
- 3 semester hours (1 course) of general chemistry
- Mathematics courses through differential equations
Those applicants who do not possess an engineering degree, in addition to items 1 and 2 above, should complete the following five courses with an average grade of B (3.0) or better. These are: Mechanics of Material, Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer.
A completed application form and $50 application fee (completed online at the Loyola Marymount University Graduate Division). Admission into the program is in strict conformity with the requirements for all graduate students set forth by the LMU Graduate Division. Upon review of the student’s undergraduate and professional preparation, additional admission requirements may be set by the Mechanical Engineering Department. Students applying for the combined B.S./M.S. degrees must apply in the Fall semester of their senior year, indicating the “Combined B.S. and M.S.” on their application form.
Requirements for Master of Science in Engineering Degree, major in Mechanical Engineering (30 semester hours)
The candidate for the Master of Science in Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering must satisfy the following requirements:
1. Complete MECH 504, Engineering Mathematics
2. Complete 27 semester hours (9 courses) from MECH 500 and 600 level courses.
3. At least 12 semester hours must be at the 600 level.
A maximum of one elective course in another engineering department may be taken with the consent of the Graduate Program Director. The Thesis Option (MECH 686 ) may be chosen to satisfy up to 6 semester hours of these elective course requirements (see below).
4. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (“B”) for all coursework
5. A maximum of four courses (12 semester hours) may be taken in any given semester
6. Thesis Option
With the consent of the Graduate Director, the student may elect a thesis. The thesis will satisfy 6 semester hours of the elective mechanical engineering course work requirements. The student may enroll for a maximum of 3 semester hours of Master’s Thesis in any given semester (MECH 686 ). The student electing the thesis option must obtain a thesis advisor before Graduate Director consent will be considered. Formal thesis requirements must be obtained from the Graduate Program Director.
Requirements for the Combined B.S./M.S. Degrees, major in Mechanical Engineering
(30 semester hours)
Only LMU Seniors in Mechanical Engineering with a GPA of 3.0 or greater are eligible to apply for the combined degree program. The student must apply for admission before the end of the Fall semester of the senior year. The candidate for the Combined B.S./M.S. in Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering must satisfy the following requirements:
- Students may count one 500-level class from their undergraduate degree towards their masters degree.
- In addition to the undergraduate B.S. degree requirements, an admitted student must enroll in one additional 500-level mechanical engineering course during the Spring semester of the senior year.
- The student should take two 500- or 600-level course during Summer Session immediately following the senior year. At least three courses per semester are typically taken during the first year of the program.
- Complete MECH 504 Engineering Mathematics .
- Complete 3 semester hours of the research project course (MECH 685 ), typically during the fall semester. The student must obtain a project advisor before the Graduate Director will grant consent. Formal requirements must be obtained from the Graduate Program Director. The project normally takes two semesters to complete.
- The student cannot enroll in the Thesis Option or retake any 500-level courses already completed from the undergraduate degree.