Graduate Studies

M.S. & Ph.D. Degrees in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

The Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department offers an outstanding graduate education experience. Our students work directly with renowned in the fields of Mechanics, Materials, Thermal Fluid Systems and Nuclear Engineering around the nation and world.

Not only do we offer a first of its kind hybrid Ph.D. in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, we also offer a traditional Master of Science with either a thesis or non-thesis option. Additionally, we offer an online M.S. in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering.

Doctor of Philosophy Degree

Deadlines
Fall: Jan. 15
Spring: Oct. 1

ECE Icon ImageStudents Entering with an M.S. Degree

Core Courses

EGMN 604
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Materials

EGMN 607
Heat and Mass Transfer Theory & Applications

EGMN 610
Topics in Nuclear Engineering

Seminar

EGMN 690
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Seminar

Research

EGMN 697
Directed Research in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

The minimum total of graduate credit hours required for this degree is 36.

ECE Icon ImageStudents Entering with a B.S. Degree

Core Courses

EGMN 604
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Materials

EGMN 605
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Analysis

EGMN 606
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Continuum Mechanics

EGMN 607
Heat and Mass Transfer Theory & Applications

EGMN 610
Topics in Nuclear Engineering

Seminar

EGMN 690
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Seminar

Research

EGMN 697
Directed Research in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Electives

Select 21 credit hours from:
EGMN, EGRM, ENGR, EGRN, EGRB, EGRE,CLSE, CMSC, PHYS, MATH, NANO, CHEM, BIOL, GRAD, LFSC, OVPR.

Master of Science Degree

Deadlines
Fall: Jan. 15
Spring: Oct. 1

ECE Icon ImageMaster of Science with Thesis Option

Core Courses

EGMN 605
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Analysis

EGMN 606
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Continuum Mechanics

EGMN 610
Topics in Nuclear Engineering

Seminar

EGMN 690
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Seminar

Research

EGMN 697
Directed Research in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Electives

Select 15 credit hours from:
EGMN, EGRM, ENGR, EGRN, EGRM, EGRE, CLSE, CMSC, PHYS, MATH, NANO, CHEM, BIOL, GRAD, LFSC, OVPR.

The minimum total of graduate credit hours required for this degree is 30.

ECE Icon ImageMaster of Science with Non-Thesis Option

Core Courses

EGMN 605
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Analysis

EGMN 606
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Continuum Mechanics

EGMN 610
Topics in Nuclear Engineering

Seminar

EGMN 690
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Seminar

Non-thesis students are not required to register for this seminar, but are encouraged to attend.

Electives

Select 21 credit hours from:
EGMN, EGRM, ENGR, EGRN, EGRB, EGRE,CLSE, CMSC, PHYS, MATH, NANO, CHEM, BIOL, GRAD, LFSC, OVPR.

The minimum total of graduate credit hours required for this degree is 30.

Online Master of Science Degree

Deadlines
Fall: Jan. 15
Spring: Oct. 1

ECE Icon ImageStudents with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (and other disciplines)

Core Courses

EGMN 605
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Analysis

EGMN 606
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Continuum Mechanics

EGMN 610
Topics in Nuclear Engineering

Choose Thesis or Non-thesis option for your M.S. Degree

Seminar

EGMN 690
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Seminar

Electives

Select 15–21 credit hours from:
EGMN, EGRM, ENGR, EGRN, EGRB, EGRE, CLSE, CMSC, PHYS, MATH, NANO, CHEM, BIOL, GRAD, LFSC, OVPR.

Resources and Forms

 

Research Centers & Labs

Academic Calendar

Contact

If you have any questions about any of the Graduate programs or forms, please contact the department using the following email: MNEGrad@vcu.edu

 

Gary C. Tepper, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering.

Karla Mossi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering.