Sample curriculum: Ph.D. in Physics and non-thesis M.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering

Graduate students enrolled in the Physics and Astronomy Ph.D. program can apply to receive M.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering after fulfilling the requirements of a non-thesis based Masters in Mechanical Engineering, i.e. they must successfully complete a coordinated sequence of ten courses with special emphasis in fluid mechanics and engineering mechanics.

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Possible sequence of courses would include:

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530.328 Fluid Mechanics II (Meneveau)

530.601 Continuum Mechanics (Molinari)

530.621 Fluid dynamics I (Knio/Meneveau)

530.632 Convection (Prosperetti)

530.766 Introduction to numerical methods (Knio)

530.639 Scientific Computing (Chen)

530.736 Microfluidics (Chen)

171.415 Mathematical Methods for Physicists

171.601 Theoretical Mechanics

171.626 Statistical Methods for Physics and Astronomy

With these (or equivalent set) courses the student can petition the ME Department for award of a M.S.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Completion of Ph.D. thesis in Physics requires additional courses according to Physics & Astronomy Department’s rules.