2014-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    Jul 24, 2024  
2014-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering, Energy Engineering and Policy, M.S.

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Requirements for the Master of Science

Course requirements for the MS 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 adviser 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  MS Thesis (9 credits) as part of their work for the degree, these 9 credits will be counted against 6 credits out of the 6 credits in ME Required for the Specialty Area credits and 3 credits out of the 3 credits of Free Electives. Students are not allowed to submit more than three courses (9 credits) starting with a 5 for MS degree requirements satisfaction. All courses and program details are subject to adviser approval.

Energy Engineering and Policy Specialty

Additional Electives

Two Energy Related Electives (6 Credits) from

Free Elective (3 Credits)

Contact Information:

Departmental Adviser: Iskender Sahin

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

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