2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Combined Mechanical Engineering, BSME & Aerospace Systems Engineering, MSASE

Program Description

The combined BS in Mechanical Engineering/MS in Aerospace Systems Engineering program allows students to earn a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a MS in Aerospace Systems Engineering in a total of 5 years.  Up to nine (9) semester credit hours of graduate courses at the ME 6000/7000 level may be double-counted and applied to both the BS and the MS degree requirements. 

Admission Requirements

1. Completion of at least 75 semester credit hours towards BS degree.

2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4

3. Must be enrolled as a full-time student

Final admission into the ASE program requires a combined GRE score of 304 (1000 under the old system) with a quantitative score of 158 or above and an analytical writing GRE score of 3.5 out of 6.0

To Apply

Complete the Combined BS/MS Degree Program application and a graduate program of study.

The program educational objectives for the Mechanical Engineering program are:

Objective 1: Be employed in the engineering profession or pursing graduate studies

Objective 2: Successfully compete in a globally integrated environment

Objective 3: Be engaged in life-long learning through continuing education and other avenues in a rapidly changing technical environment

BSME Program Learning Outcomes

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

MSASE Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of fluid or structural systems related to the aerospace field.
  • Demonstrate competency in a type of numerical methods related to the aerospace field.
  • Demonstrate engineering competency in one of the following sub‐specialties:  Industrial and Human Systems, Sensors and Signals, Materials and Nanotechnology, Controls and Robotics, Computer Science, or Medical/Biological Systems
  • Recognize the need for life‐long learning.
  • Demonstrate their ability to communicate engineering ideas and techniques.
  • Demonstrate a mathematical competency above that of an undergraduate engineering student.

For More Information

Program Requirements:

I. Wright State Core: 44 Hours

Mathematics: 4 Hours

Global Traditions: 6 Hours

Arts/Humanities: 3 Hours

Social Science: 6 Hours

Choose one track: 9 Hours

Senior Design, Choose one sequence: 4 Hours

Senior Lab (pick 1 course from approved list): 2 Hours

III. CECS Courses: 4 Hours

IV. Other: 12 Hours

V. Electives: 9 Hours

Up to 9 hours of 6000 and 7000 level courses selected from an approved list may be double counted in the undergraduate and graduate programs.

VI. Graduate Program Requirements: 30 Hours

At least 15 credit hours of coursework must be taken at the 7xxx level for the non-thesis option.  At least 6 credit hours of coursework must be taken at the 7xxx level for the thesis option. Core and subspecialty courses taken as an undergraduate may be applied to fulfill content requirements. If so, advisor approved courses must be taken to meet the 30-hour requirement.

Subspeciality: 6 Hours

A two-course sub-specialty sequence, at least one of which must be at the 7xxx level:

  • Industrial and Human Systems
  • Sensors and Signals
  • Materials and Nanotechnology
  • Controls and Robotics
  • Computer Science
  • Medical/Biological Systems

Math Course: 3 Hours

Math 6050 - Advanced Engineering Math

Thesis or Non-Thesis Option: 9 Hours

  • Thesis option
    Master’s thesis (ME 7950) - 9 Hours

  • Non-thesis option
    3 additional 3 credit hour courses

Total: 141 Hours