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Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
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The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree curriculum is a course work only program requiring 30 credit hours for completion, including the ME 760 Engineering Analysis I course.

A  final oral examination by the student's supervisory committee is required. Students must be enrolled in a K-State course during the semester in which they are graduating.

Course Format 

All course work is offered at a distance via K-State Online, the course management system at Kansas State University.

Classes are made up of lectures, readings, videos, discussion boards or other online learning activities. Classes vary in format. There may be quizzes, tests or papers, and students may be required to have an exam proctor. Students work independently, yet share comments and questions via K-State Online.

Classes are delivered within a semester time frame. Fall and spring semesters are 16 weeks. Summer classes are eight to 12 weeks.


  • ME 610 - Finite Element Applications in Mechanical Engineering (3 credits)
  • ME 622 - Indoor Environmental Engineering (3 credits)
  • ME 633 - Thermodynamics of Modern Power Cycles (3 credits)
  • ME 716 - Intermediate Dynamics (3 credits)
  • ME 720 - Intermediate Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)
  • ME 721 - Thermal Systems Design (3 credits)
  • ME 760 - Engineering Analysis I (3 credits; required for all ME master's students)
  • ME 773 - Intermediate Heat Transfer (3 credits)
  • ME 836 - Introduction to Fracture Mechanics (3 credits)
  • ME 862 - Finite Elements (3 credits)

Up to 6 credit hours of course work outside the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering may be chosen as electives with the approval of the student's major professor or the department's academic coordinator.

View the mechanical engineering distance rotation schedule (PDF). Changes and additions may occur in the schedule. 

The department course catalog and course descriptions are online. 

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Quick Facts

Degree: Master of Science
College: Engineering
Credits: 30
Course delivery: Online
Tuition per credit hour: $863.90

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