MAE 586 Project Work in Mechanical Engineering

Individual investigation of a problem stemming from a mutual student-faculty interest. Emphasis on providing a situation for exploiting student curiosity. This course is required for all students in the distance MSME or MSAE degree programs. 3 credit hours.


• Prerequisite

Must have the proposal approved by Dr. Paul Ro, Director of Graduate Programs, before students are registered into class by Graduate Program Coordinator.

• Course Requirements
  • The MAE department has created a list of possible projects for MAE 586 for the Fall 2017 semester. Click to view the list.
  • Students must select a faculty member from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering who will serve as the project advisor and submit the name of the project advisor to Dr. Ro along with a proposal for the project and timeline before registering for the course. If the student needs assistance in identifying a project advisor, he/she should contact Dr. Ro.
  • Send progress reports to advisors.
  • Complete and submit final report before the week of finals.

Note: Most students select a project that will include some type of analysis or experiment (if facilities are available at the student’s workplace). Some students also choose to do some type of extension study related to a topic of interest from a graduate course they have taken in the Engineering Online program.

• Computer and Internet Requirements

NCSU and Engineering Online have recommended minimum specifications for computers. For details, click here.

• Administrator
  Dr. Paul I. Ro, Professor
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7910
Engineering Building III (Eb3) 3116
Raleigh, NC 27695-7910

Phone: (919) 515-5235
Fax: (919) 515-7968
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