The master of science degree in mechanical engineering is awarded upon successful completion of an approved graduate program consisting of a minimum of 30 semester credit hours. A minimum of 24 semester credit hours are earned through course work and 6 semester credit hours of thesis. A limited number of credit hours may be transferred from graduate courses taken outside the university, provided such courses complement a student’s proposed graduate program in the mechanical engineering department. An adviser will review course work for possible transfer credit. Upon matriculation into the MS program, the student should formulate a plan of study in consultation with his or her adviser.