Educational Objectives

  • To provide mechanical engineers with the opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skills in mechanical engineering so that they can adapt very quickly to technological changes in the workplace.
  • To produce graduates with the ability to practice their profession with advanced skills or to continue for upper doctoral studies.
  • To prepare graduates for personal and professional success, both as individuals and in team environments.

Admission Requirements
Admission to the MS in Mechanical Engineering program is subject to the graduate admission requirements of the university as stated in the catalog under “Graduate Admission”. In addition, the following requirements are to be met:

  • Bachelor of Engineering degree in mechanical engineering or its equivalent from a recognized university (holders of BS degrees in mechanical engineering will have to take a set of remedial courses to be specified on a case by case basis in order to meet the total number of credits required);
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 minimum (or its equivalent from a recognized faculty of engineering);
  • GRE Scores.
  • Approval of the Faculty Graduate Committee

Furthermore, applicants should be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. All English requirements, as stated in the catalog under “Graduate Admission”, are to be fulfilled.

Graduation Requirements
The program leads to the degree of Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering awarded once the following requirements are fulfilled:

  • The candidate must complete a total of 30 credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0. All courses are to be passed with a minimum of B grade as per rules and regulations concerning graduate studies at NDU. Failed courses may be repeated once provided that the grade on the failed course is equal to D or higher. Failing a course with an F grade means an automatic exclusion from the program.
  • Holders of a bachelor of engineering in mechanical engineering (5-year program leading to the degree of BE) from a recognized university may apply to transfer a maximum of twelve credits from their undergraduate upper level courses equivalent to 500-level mechanical engineering courses at NDU. Only courses with a B grade can be considered for transfer.
  • The candidate must attend a series of 0-carrying credit seminars as recommended by the Graduate Committee of the Faculty. The course grading is based on attendance and is pass or fail.
  • The residency requirements and maximum load per semester are as per rules and regulations for graduate programs at Notre Dame University-Louaize.

Mandatory Course (3 credits):
One advanced course related to computational methods is required to start the master program.

  • MEN 600 Computational Methods for Mechanical Engineering (3 cr.)
Equivalent courses as approved by the appropriate Graduate Committee may be considered as substitutes.

Restricted Pools (12 credits):
Mechanics/Sciences of Materials - 3 credits:

  • MEN 601 Physical Metallurgy (3 cr.)
  • MEN 602 Theory of Elasticity (3 cr.)
  • MEN 603 Materials and Their Properties (3 cr.)

Thermal/Fluid Sciences - 3 credits:

  • MEN 605 Statistical Thermodynamics (3 cr.)
  • MEN 606 Viscous Flows (3 cr.)
  • MEN 607 Principles of Combustion (3 cr.)

Manufacturing/Machinery – 3 credits:

  • MEN 610 Advanced Vibrations (3 cr.)
  • MEN 611 Advanced Mechanical Design (3 cr.)
  • MEN 612 Advanced Manufacturing Processes (3 cr.)

Control/Mechatronics – 3 credits:

  • MEN 615 Advanced Mechatronics (3 cr.)
  • MEN 616 Advanced Topics in Control Theory (3 cr.)
  • MEN 617 Advanced Instrumentation (3 cr.)

Elective Courses (6 credits):
Choose two courses from the following pools including at least one 700-level course. The 600-level courses of the restricted pools above, other than the already taken courses, may also be considered to fulfill the elective requirements. It is highly recommended that the electives be chosen from an area closely related to the topic of the master thesis.
Mechanics/Sciences of Materials Elective Courses:

  • MEN 620 Continuum Mechanics (3 cr.)
  • MEN 621 Theory of Elastic Stability (3 cr.)
  • MEN 624 Fracture Mechanics (3 cr.)
  • MEN 625 Experimental Stress Analysis (3 cr.)
  • MEN 626 Mechanics of Composite Materials (3 cr.)
  • MEN 720 Solidification & Melting (3 cr.)
  • MEN 721 Theory of Plasticity (3 cr.)
  • MEN 722 Advanced Theory of Fracture (3 cr.)

Thermal/Fluid Sciences Elective Courses:

  • MEN 631 Convective Heat Transfer (3 cr.)
  • MEN 632 Radiative Heat Transfer (3 cr.)
  • MEN 634 Experimental Methods in T/F Sci. (3 cr.)
  • MEN 636 Turbomachinery: Design & Analysis (3 cr.)
  • MEN 645 Computational Fluid Dynamics (3 cr.)
  • MEN 730 FEM for Fluid Dynamics (3 cr.)
  • MEN 731 Turbulent Flows (3 cr.)
  • MEN 732 Multiphase Flows & Heat Transfer (3 cr.)
  • MEN 734 Micro Flows & Heat Transfer (3 cr.)
  • MEN 737 Applied Combustion and Pollution (3 cr.)

Manufacturing/Machinery Elective Courses:

  • MEN 650 Vehicle Dynamics (3 cr.)
  • MEN 652 Machining Processes (3 cr.)
  • MEN 654 Metalworking Processes (3 cr.)
  • MEN 655 Computer Aided Manufacturing (3 cr.)
  • MEN 750 Optimization Methods in Design (3 cr.)
  • MEN 751 Reliability in Mech. Design (3 cr.)
  • MEN 753 Design for Sustainability (3 cr.)

Control/Mechatronics Elective Courses:

  • MEN 660 Nonlinear & Adaptive Control (3 cr.)
  • MEN 663 Machine Vision (3 cr.)
  • MEN 760 Vehicle Control Systems (3 cr.)
  • MEN 761 Robotics: Design, and Control (3 cr.)
  • MEN 764 Micorelectromechanical Systems (3 cr.)

Engineering Analysis & Special Topics Elective Courses:

  • MEN 672 Finite Element Method (3 cr.)
  • MEN 673 Perturbation Methods (3 cr.)
  • MEN 681 Special Topics in ME (3 cr.)
  • MEN 781 Advanced Topics in ME (3 cr.)
  • MEN 770 Advanced Finite Element Method (3 cr.)

Thesis & Seminars Courses (9 credits):

Suggested Program

Year I
Fall Semester (I)
9 cr.
MEN 600 Computational Methods for ME (3 cr.)
MEN XXX Course Pool 4.2.a (3 cr.)
MEN XXX Course Pool 4.2.b (3 cr.)
Spring Semester (II) 9 cr.
MEN 680 Seminars in Mechanical Engineering 0 cr.
MEN 700 Research Methods in Mechanical Eng. (3 cr.)
MEN XXX Course Pool 4.2.c (3 cr.)
MEN XXX Course Pool 4.2.d (3 cr.)

Year II

Fall Semester (III) 9 cr.
MEN XXX Elective (3 cr.)
MEN 790 Master Thesis 6 cr.
Spring Semester (IV) 3 cr.
MEN 7XX Elective (3 cr.)