The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree is available completely online. As one of the oldest departments within the university, the Mechanical Science and Engineering department has provided curricula and support services for many decades, earning a reputation among engineering education professionals as one of the most respected programs in the nation. MechSE offers unparalleled strengths in key fundamental areas, such as biomechanical sciences, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer, applied physics, chemistry, dynamics and controls, computational science, and applied math. Thesis and non-thesis options are available for the M.S. program. The certificate program is for those interested in developing expertise within materials engineering and requires students to take 12 credit hours of online graduate coursework.