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Twin Cities Campus

Mechanical Engineering Minor

Mechanical Engineering
College of Science and Engineering
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Contact Information
Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering Graduate Programs, University of Minnesota, 1120 Mechanical Engineering, 111 Church Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-2009; fax: 612-624-2010)
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 6
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
Coursework and research for all graduate degrees are offered in bioengineering; biomechanics; combustion; computer-aided design; computer-aided manufacturing; computer graphics; control systems; design; energy conservation; environmental control; environmental engineering; fluid mechanics; heat and mass transfer; history of science and technology; human factors engineering; industrial engineering; innovative methodologies; integration of structural and environmental systems; lubrication; manufacturing engineering; particle technology; plasma chemistry; plasma heat transfer; power, propulsion, and applied thermodynamics; socioeconomic systems; solar energy; solar processing and thermochemistry; statistics; structures; systems dynamics; technology assessment; thermal energy storage; thermal environmental engineering; thermodynamics; transportation; tribology; vibration; and interdisciplinary finite element methodology. Additional instructional and research programs can be formulated.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
Mechanical engineering courses at the 5xxx or 8xxx level may be used for the minor, with the following exceptions: ME 8773, ME 8774, and ME 8794.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Master's Minor
At least 6 credits in mechanical engineering are required for a master's minor.
Doctoral Minor
At least 12 credits in mechanical engineering are required for a doctoral minor.
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