Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


This information is for persons who are considering applying for admission to graduate study in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Virginia.

Degree Offered - The graduate degree offered on TV by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is a Master of Engineering (ME) in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The purpose of the masters degree program is to strengthen and extend undergraduate training and competence. This extension is achieved through coursework for the Master of Engineering degree.

Admission Requirements - Applicants for graduate study must have completed a four-year undergraduate degree (in most cases, in engineering) and must demonstrate reasonable promise for completing the desired graduate degree. A formal application must be submitted, and this application must be supported with three references (at least one of the references should be from an undergraduate instructor) and with official transcripts from all previous colleges attended. Graduate Record Examination verbal, quantitative, and analytical scores are also required. In general, applicants should have a combined score of 1200 or above on the verbal and quantitative parts of the GRE to be considered for admission. Most admitted masters applicants demonstrate coursework promise by achieving B or better undergraduate cumulative grade point averages in recognized engineering programs. Admission may also be considered for applicants with otherwise strong applications and B or better grades over the last two undergraduate years. Admission for non-engineering undergraduate majors will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Course Requirements - Each Master of Engineering student's Program of Study must include at least 18 semester hours of approved UVA courses out of the 30 semester hours required for this degree. Each student must also include in his or her program of study at least one analytical mathematics course and at least one primarily computationally-oriented course. No other specific course requirements are imposed except that each masters program must form some reasonable whole and be submitted and approved by both the student's academic advisor and the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. The Program of Study should be submitted no later than the second semester of study.

Degree Requirements - For the Master of Engineering degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the student must successfully complete at least 30 approved graduate semester hours. No thesis is required.

MAE Course Descriptions - These are courses that have been or may be offered. Check long-range plan for schedule of courses.

Five-Year Schedule of Courses

Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program.


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Last modified: October 16, 2002