Sample curriculum: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and M.A. in Earth & Planetary Sciences
Graduate students enrolled in the ME Ph.D. program can apply to receive M.A. in EPS after fulfilling the EPS requirements for Masters of Arts. The student must successfully complete a coordinated sequence of 10 courses (or 30 credits) with special emphasis in geophysical and environmental fluid mechanics.
For example, a student focusing on atmospheres might take:
- 270.601 Fluids Seminar (Haine)
- 270.646 Fluid Dynamics of the Earth and Planets (Olson/Waugh)
- 270.653 Fluid Dynamics of the Earth and Planets II (Haine/Waugh)
- 270.6xx Master's term paper (Staff)
- 270.623 Planetary Atmospheres (Strobel)
- 270.661 Planetary Fluid Dynamics (Strobel)
- 270.614 Atmospheric and Oceanic Vortices (Waugh)
Other possibilities include tracks specializing in Oceans, Fluid Dynamics of Earth's Interior, or Groundwater. They would replace the final 3 classes in the list above with other relevant classes. Depending on student’s background, up to two undergraduate courses in EPS (300 level or above) can be acceptable.
- 530.621 Fluid dynamics I (Knio/Meneveau)
- 530.766 Introduction to numerical methods (Knio)
- 530.639 Scientific Computing (Chen)
With these (or equivalent set) courses the student can petition the EPS Department for award of a M.A. degree.
Completion of Ph.D. thesis in ME requires additional courses according to ME rules.
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