2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    Jul 20, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda)

Mechanical Engineering, Controls and Dynamic Systems Specialty, M.S.

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Requirements for the Master of Science

Course requirements for the M.S. in Mechanical Engineering are suited to the applicant’s specialty, which is specified by the student in the admissions process or during the first advising session. Students must take at least 21 credits out of the 30 credits needed for the degree at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. No more than 6 credits in “Guided Reading” courses are allowed. Validation credit is not allowed, but the graduate advisor may waive specific requirements (and substitute designated ones), based upon the student’s prior studies or
experience. Transfer credits are not granted for:

  • undergraduate courses;
  • courses counted toward satisfying undergraduate degree requirements;
  • courses not related to the graduate program as stated in this catalog;
  • courses that received a grade lower than B.

The degree requirements are:

Total: 30 Credits


If students decide to do a ME-GY 997X Master Thesis    (9 credits) as part of their work for the degree, these 9 credits will be counted against 3 credits out of the 6 credits in ME electives, 3 credits out of the 6 credits in ME Required for the Specialty Area credits and 3 credits out of the 6 credits of Free Electives. Students are not allowed to count more than three 5000-level courses (9 credits) toward M.S. degree requirements. Departmental electives include courses with a mechanical (ME) or robotics (ROB) prefix, plus departmental thesis or project credits. All courses and program details are subject to advisor approval.

Controls and Dynamic Systems Specialty

In the Controls and Dynamic Systems area, at least two graduate courses come from the list of courses under this heading. See courses below.

Contact Information:

Departmental Advisor: Iskender Sahin

Please note that the advisor (or lead faculty in specializations) also has some latitude for approving specialty courses.

Sample Study Plan for M.S. Mechanical Engineering

Here is an example of a typical student’s schedule.

Fall 1 Credits Spring 1 Credits
ME-GY 6043 Thermal Engineering Fundamentals   3 ME-GY 6003 Applied Mathematics in Mechanical Engineering   3
ME-GY 6213 Introduction to Solid Mechanics   3 ME-GY 6703 Linear Control Theory and Design I   3
ME-GY/ROB-GY Elective 3 ME-GY Specialty Course 3
Fall 2 Credits Spring 2 Credits
ME-GY Specialty Course 3 Free Elective 3
ME-GY/ROB-GY Elective 3    
Free Elective 3    


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