M.S. in Mechanical Engineering - Advanced Study degree concentrations

All students enrolled in the M.S. in Mechanical Engineering – Advanced Study degree program are required to choose one of the concentrations listed on this page or they may petition the Department of Mechanical Engineering to develop an approved, self-defined concentration.

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Design and manufacturing of mechanical systems

This concentration is available to students pursuing the M.S. in Mechanical Engineering - Advanced Study degree program. 

Course Course Name Location Units Semester Offered
24-632 Special Topics: Additive Manufacturing Processing and Product Development Pittsburgh 12 Fall
24-633 Additive Manufacturing Laboratory Pittsburgh 12 Spring
24-634 Structural Design Pittsburgh 12 Spring
24-635 Structural Analysis Pittsburgh 9 Fall
24-650 Special Topics in Applied Finite Element Analysis Pittsburgh 12 Fall, Intermittent, Spring
24-651 Material Selection for Mechanical Engineers Pittsburgh 12 Spring
24-652 Special Topics: Mechanical Properties of Engineering Materials Pittsburgh 12 Fall
24-653 Special Topics: Materials and Their Processing for Mechanical Engineers Pittsburgh 12 Spring
24-661 Introduction to Vibrations with Applications Pittsburgh 12 Fall
24-671 Special Topics: Electromechanical Systems Design Pittsburgh 12 Fall, Spring
24-672 Special Topics in DIY Design and Fabrication Pittsburgh 12 Fall
24-680 Quantitative Entrepreneurship: Analysis for New Technology Commercialization Pittsburgh 12 Intermittent
24-683 Design for Manufacture and the Environment Pittsburgh 12 Fall
24-686 Special Topics in Advanced Mechanical Design Pittsburgh 12 Fall
24-688 Introduction to CAD and CAE Tools Pittsburgh 12 Fall
24-689 Special Topics Modern Manufacturing in Steeltown Pittsburgh 12 Intermittent
24-751 Introduction to Solid Mechanics I Pittsburgh 12 Fall
24-753 Special Topics: Principles of Soft-Matter Machines & Electronics Pittsburgh 12 Fall, Spring
24-755 Finite Element Method in Mechanics I Pittsburgh 12 Fall, Intermittent
24-757 Vibrations Pittsburgh 12 Spring
24-760 Special Topics: Robot Dynamics and Analysis Pittsburgh 12 Fall, Spring
24-775 Special Topics: Robot Design & Experimentation Pittsburgh 12 Spring

Energy and thermal fluid systems

This concentration is available to students pursuing the M.S. in Mechanical Engineering - Advanced Study degree program. 
Course Course Name Location Units Semester Offered
24-618 Special Topics: Computational Analysis of Transport Phenomena Pittsburgh 12 Spring
24-623 Molecular Simulation of Materials Pittsburgh 12 Intermittent, Spring
24-626 Air Quality Engineering Pittsburgh 12 Intermittent
24-628 Energy Transport and Conversion at the Nanoscale Pittsburgh 12 Spring
24-629 Direct Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion Pittsburgh 12 Intermittent, Spring
24-631 Special Topics in Thermal Design Pittsburgh 12 Spring
24-640 Climate Change Mitigation Pittsburgh 12 Intermittent
24-642 Fuel Cell Systems Pittsburgh 12 Fall
24-643 Special Topics: Electrochemical Energy Storage Systems Pittsburgh 12 Intermittent
24-711 Fluid Dynamics Pittsburgh 12 Intermittent
24-718 Computational Fluid Dynamics Pittsburgh 12 Intermittent
24-721 Advanced Thermodynamics Pittsburgh 12 Intermittent
24-722 Energy System Modeling Pittsburgh 12 Fall
24-730 Advanced Heat Transfer Pittsburgh 12 Fall
24-740 Combustion and Air Pollution Control Pittsburgh 12 Intermittent
39-610 Energy Conversion and Supply Pittsburgh 6 Fall
39-611 Energy Demand and Utilization Pittsburgh 6 Spring
39-612 Energy Policy and Economics Pittsburgh 6 Spring
39-613 Energy Transport and Storage Pittsburgh 6 Fall

Robotic and control systems

This concentration is available to students pursuing the M.S. in Mechanical Engineering - Advanced Study degree program. 
Course Course Name Location Units Semester Offered
24-614 Microelectromechanical Systems Pittsburgh 12 Intermittent
24-662 Special Topics: Robotic Systems and Internet of Things Pittsburgh 12 Spring
24-671 Special Topics: Electromechanical Systems Design Pittsburgh 12 Fall, Spring
24-673 Soft Robots: Mechanics, Design and Modeling Pittsburgh 12 Spring
24-677 Special Topics: Linear Control Systems Pittsburgh 12 Intermittent
24-760 Special Topics: Robot Dynamics and Analysis Pittsburgh 12 Fall, Spring
24-771 Linear Systems Pittsburgh 12 Fall
24-773 Special Topics Multivariable Linear Control Pittsburgh 12 Spring
24-774 Special Topics: Advanced Control Systems Integration Pittsburgh 12 Fall
24-775 Special Topics: Robot Design & Experimentation Pittsburgh 12 Spring
24-776 Nonlinear Controls Pittsburgh 12 Spring
24-778 Mechatronic Design Pittsburgh 12 Spring
16-711 Kinematics, Dynamic Systems, and Controls Pittsburgh 12 Spring
16-720 Computer Vision Pittsburgh 12 Fall, Spring
16-722 Sensing and Sensors Pittsburgh 12 Intermittent
16-741 Mechanics of Manipulation Pittsburgh 12 Fall
16-861 Mobile Robot Design Pittsburgh 12 Fall
16-865 Advanced Mobile Robot Design Pittsburgh 12 Spring
16-868 Biomechanics and Motor Control Pittsburgh 12 Fall