Program Overview

A Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, focusing on Solid Mechanics and Design, is available form the University of Florida. The M.S. in Solid Mechanics and Design is delivered through the university’s acclaimed College of Engineering and administered under the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. This engineering degree is just one of many made possible by the University of Florida’s Electronic Delivery of Graduate Education (EDGE) program. This program’s distance learning delivery was designed with working engineering professionals in mind who wouldn’t normally have the freedom to pursue a traditional graduate degree on-campus due to family, location, or work commitments.

This M.S. in Solid Mechanics and Design’s core curriculum consists of ten classes, or 30 credits, and is a non-thesis course of study. This degree may be achieved in as few as approximately 24 months. These classes span a wide range of topics, with some classes focusing on the broad topics of the field and others taking on more specialized areas of interest. Some of the courses students will take through this program include Failure of Materials in Mechanical Design, Continuum Mechanics, Principles of Fracture Mechanics, and Structural Dynamics of Production Machinery. All of these courses are taught by faculty members who are recognized internationally for performing cutting-edge research within this field. Once students have successfully completed this program’s curriculum, they may possess knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in this interesting field.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Students must have at least a 3.0 (B) average of undergraduate study at an accredited college or university. All students who enter the graduate program are expected to have had undergraduate courses in the following areas: Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Matrix Methods, and Computer Programming.

    School Overview

    The University of Florida is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. The university is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. Founded in 1853, UF was the first state-supported higher learning institution in Florida. At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.

    UF has 16 academic colleges and over 150 research facilities, offering students the ability to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. University of Florida offers many degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level entirely online.


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