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Core Curriculum

All full-time[1] graduate students pursuing degrees in Mechanical Engineering at UMBC are required to successfully complete the designated Core Curriculum within their first year of study. Students generally take both core courses in their area of specialization.

Students may decide to enroll in graduate courses in Mechanical Engineering with no preparation.  While this may be appropriate for students with undergraduate degrees in related fields, such as Aerospace Engineering, we recommend that interested students take specific undergraduate courses (or their equivalent at another institution) prior to taking the graduate courses.

THEMATIC AREA

CORE COURSES[2]

PREREQUISITE
Mathematics MATH404 Partial Differential Equations NA

Thermal-Fluid Sciences

ENME640 Fluid Mechanics
or
ENME631 Conduction and Radiation Heat Transfer

ENME320 Fluid Mechanics
or
ENME321 Transfer Processes

Dynamic Systems and Design

ENME605 Advanced Control Systems
or

ENME662 Vibrations
or
ENME664 Advanced Dynamics

ENME403 Control Systems
or
ENME360 Vibrations
or
ENME221 Dynamics

Solid Mechanics and Materials

ENME677 Applied Elasticity
or
ENME670 Continuum Mechanics
or

ENME684 Mechanical Behavior of Materials

ENME220 Mechanics of Materials

ENME332L Solid Mechanics and Materials Laboratory

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[1] Graduate students receiving any departmental financial support are considered full-time students.  Self-supported part-time students will be given additional time for completion of the core course requirements.

[2] MATH 404 is usually offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics during the Fall semester.  The Mechanical Engineering core courses will be offered once per academic year.