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.
Possible sequence of courses would include:
- 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.