Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (MIE) is one of seven engineering departments at LSU. In the Mechanical Engineering (ME) program of the MIE department, there are currently 24 full-time faculty members (For details, see the department website). The undergraduate enrollment of about 600 students is among the largest in the College of Engineering. Graduate student enrollment, including both mechanical engineering and engineering science students supervised by the ME faculty, is about 100, nearly two-third of whom are in the Ph.D. program.

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Handbook

Thesis Option

To receive a degree from this department, you must satisfy the M.S. degree requirements, as specified in the current General Catalog. The additional departmental requirements listed here provide background in the fundamentals of mechanical engineering while allowing you the flexibility to specialize in thermal systems, mechanical systems, materials or microsystems.

Transfer to the thesis option may be done at any time. However, all of the requirements of that degree program must be met. This includes the appointment of a new advisory committee and possibly a new major professor, the formulation of a new plan of study, and the identification of a research area from which a thesis can be produced. Courses taken in the nonthesis program may be applied to the thesis program only at the discretion of the new advisory committee. 

Non-Thesis/Project Option

The nonthesis option is appropriate for practicing and/or employed engineers who wish to acquire advanced background in chosen subject areas without having the need to pursue rigorous research. The degree can be earned with a part-time program of study.

Transfer to the thesis option may be done at any time. However, all of the requirements of that degree program must be met. This includes the appointment of a new advisory committee and possibly a new major professor, the formulation of a new plan of study, and the identification of a research area from which a thesis can be produced. Courses taken in the nonthesis program may be applied to the thesis program only at the discretion of the new advisory committee.

 

All interested applicants must apply online through the LSU Graduate School. Paper applications are no longer used. Please do not send copies of items submitted online to the Graduate School or the Department.

 

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Master's programs

Certifications & Titles

MSc

Fees

Regular fees: 11953 USD

International Fees : 29000 EUR

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