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University Catalog 2015-2016 (Final Quarter Catalog) 
University Catalog 2015-2016 (Final Quarter Catalog) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering, M.S.

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The Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at Cal State L.A. is structured to prepare students for advancement in employment with opportunities in design, research, and development, as well as for further study at the doctoral level. Classes are offered year-round on the quarter system to accommodate the needs of working professionals.

Requirements for the Degree (45 units)

A total of 45 units are required, with at least 24 in 500-level courses. A thesis, major design experience, or comprehensive examination is required.

The advice and approval of the mechanical engineering graduate adviser must be obtained before enrolling in any course. MATH 402A  or ME 409  is required of all students who have not already completed these or a comparable course.

Area of Specialization (24–45 units)

Students must choose in advance a group of courses that fulfills their objectives. Approval of adviser and department chair is required. Suggested groupings of courses that cover programs in thermo-fluid systems design and mechanical systems design are available from the department office.

Select a minimum of 24 units in 500-level engineering courses; at least 16 units must be selected from the following list of mechanical engineering courses:

Electives (0–21 units)

Select from 400 and 500-level courses in engineering or related fields, with adviser approval.

Comprehensive Examination, Thesis, or Graduate Design Sequence (0, 4, 8 units)

Students who select the comprehensive examination (ME 596) should expect to take it the quarter they complete all course work on their program, and must comply with college and department requirements.

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