Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Degree Program

Earn your Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering at WSU Tri‑Cities

The MS program in Mechanical Engineering typically takes two years to complete. Students have two options for completing the program- the thesis or non-thesis options (described below).

Thesis Option

In order to satisfy MME requirements, the program must contain:

  1. A minimum of 21 credit hours of the following graded coursework:
    • 3 credit hours of Math 540
    • 15 credit hours of 500-level ME or MSE courses (minimum) (at least 9 of these must be ME courses)
    • A maximum of 6 credit hours can be non-graduate graded coursework at the 300- and 400-level
    • 6 credit hours of additional courses approved by the student’s advisor
  2. A minimum of 4 credit hours of ME 700
    • All programs must satisfy both MME and Graduate School minimum requirements, including the minimum total of 30 credit hours.

Non-thesis

The program must contain:

  1. A minimum of 27 credit hours of the following graded coursework:
    • 3 credit hours of Math 540
    • 12 credit hours of 500-level ME or MSE courses (minimum) (at least 9 of these must be ME courses)
    • A maximum of 9 credit hours can be non-graduate graded coursework at the 300- and 400-level
    • 12 credit hours of additional courses approved by the student’s advisor
  2. A minimum of 4 credit hours of ME 702

All programs must satisfy both the MME minimum total credits requirement of 31 and the Graduate School minimum total credits requirement of 30.