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Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering – Vancouver

Faculty working with Students: 8
Students: 21
Students receiving assistantships or scholarships: 85.71%
Priority deadline:
  • Fall January 10th
  • Spring July 10th
Campus:
  • Vancouver: Yes
Tests required:
  • 550 TOEFL Minimum score
  • 80 TOEFLI Minimum score
  • 7 IELTS Minimum score

Degree Description:

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program in the School of ENCS is a thesis program and requires a minimum of 30 credit hours. This includes 21 hours of graded coursework beyond the bachelor’s plus a minimum of 4 thesis credits. The coursework and research are in the general areas of dynamics, robotics, solid mechanics, manufacturing and design, fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer and micro and nanotechnology. Our laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment worth more than $6 million. Teaching and research assistantships are available for qualified students. A Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited program in mechanical engineering provides a good background for the MSME graduate program. Students with bachelor degrees in other engineering disciplines, mathematics, and the physical sciences are routinely admitted, but may be required to make up requisite undergraduate deficiencies. An undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 is a minimum to be considered for admission to the MS program.

Admission Requirements:

Applicants must complete the ME Graduate Application/Graduate Assistantship Application online at the “How to Apply” webpage, http://ecs.vancouver.wsu.edu/how-apply, in order to be considered by the WSU Vancouver program.

Student Learning Outcome:

All graduates will be able to:

    1. Have depth of knowledge in a specialty area of mechanical engineering.
    2. Have the ability to formulate and execute a research plan, including generating and analyzing research results.
    3. Are able to communicate effectively through oral presentations and publications.
    4. Pursue professional development to meet the challenging demands and increasing responsibilities of a successful career in mechanical engineering.

Faculty Members:

Chen, Xiaolin, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Computational mechanics, finite elements, boundary elements, multiphysics simulation, reduced order modeling.

Gurocak, Hakan Berat, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Kim, Dae-Wook, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Development of the fundamental understanding of manufacturing processes for structural performance enhancement.
Manufacturing process development of advanced composite materials in macro and micro scale.
Modeling and experimental validation of structural integrity for aerospace/marine structures and their joints.

Kim, Jong Hoon, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Kim, Yoon Jo, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Renewable energy systems, novel working fluid, advanced electronics thermal management, enhanced multiphase heat & mass transfer, nanoscale thermal characterization.

Rad, Hamid, Ph.D.

Serves as: member only on graduate committee

Research Interests

Engineering educations, design methodologies, pedagogical research.

Solovitz, Stephen, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Multi-scale fluid dynamics and heat transfer.

Tan, Hua, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

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