Thermal Engineering Track

Thermal Engineering (TE) track prepares the student for analysis and design of heat transfer and energy conversion systems. Core courses develop a foundation in heat transfer process and classical thermodynamics to prepare the student for advanced courses. Elective courses offer the opportunity to broaden perspectives in topics such as advanced treatment of thermal conduction and convection, transport phenomena in micro and nanoscales, combustion process, and computational tools for thermal engineering.

Degree Requirements   

Semesters with red font are courses that are offered every other year

Course Details Credits

Required core courses 

Students must complete the following courses

  • ME 2001 Differential Equations (Fall) or ME 2002 Linear and Complex Analysis (Spring)
  • ME 2050 Thermodynamics (spring)
  • ME 2053 Heat and Mass Transfer (fall)
9 credits


Thermal Engineering (TE) Electives

Choose at least one of the following:

  • ME 2252 Conduction Heat Transfer (spring)
  • ME 2254 Convection Heat Transfer (spring)

Choose one more course from the following list as needed:

  • ME 2056 Introduction to Combustion (fall)
  • ME 2074 Advanced Fluid Mechanics 1 (spring)
  • ME 2055 Computer Aided Analysis of Transport Phenomena (fall)
  • ME 2256 Applied Computational Heat and Mass Transfer (spring)
  • ME 2257 Transport Phenomena in Nano-to-Micro Scale (fall)
6 credits

ME Technical Electives

Students can choose any graduate-level ME courses aligned with their technical interests in consultation with their advisors

6-15 credits

Non-ME Technical Electives

Students can take up to 9 credits from other engineering, math, and science programs. Advisor’s approval is needed.

0-9 credits

Total (minimum)

30 credits

Suggested non-ME Technical Electives for Controls Track