A successful applicant will have a quantitatively based baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Students with non-quantitatively based baccalaureate degrees may be admitted conditionally, but additional prerequisites may be required. Admission to the MSME program requires prior admission to graduate study at CSU-Pueblo. Regulations governing graduate studies are contained in the university catalog under graduate programs & admissions..
Degree Requirement Components
The MSME program consists of three components:
Core Component: 14
Track Component: 9
Elective Component for non thesis option: 10
Elective Component for thesis option: 7
Total Non Thesis: 33
Total Thesis: 30
When considered as a cohesive whole, these three components constitute the student’s program of study, totaling at least 33 credit hours for the non thesis option and 30 credit hours for the thesis option. Any course that is applied to one of these three components is said to count towards graduation.
The Core Component
The Core Component consists of 14 credit hours.
|EN 507||VIRTUAL REALITY||3|
|EN 513||ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE||3|
|EN 561||ADVANCED CONTROLS||3|
|EN 563||INTELLIGENT ROBOTICS||3|
|EN 593||GRADUATE SEMINAR||2|
The Track Component
The Track Component consists of 9 credit hours of coursework selected by the student and his or her adviser to advance the professional and/or educational goals of the student. In the MSME program, individualized tracks are tailored to the needs of the student. An individualized track must consist of 9 credit hours of graduate coursework subject to the approval of the adviser and department.
In order to count towards graduation, any Special Projects, Special Topics, Graduate Projects or Independent Study course must consist of content appropriate for the track selected. The determination of an appropriate topic is at the discretion of the adviser and department.
The Elective Component
For the non thesis option, the Elective Component consists of 10 credit hours of coursework of courses approved as electives by the department.
For the thesis option the Elective Component consists of 6 credit hours of thesis and 1 credit hour of coursework of courses approved as electives by the department.
Prerequisites for the MS in Mechatronics Engineering
(CSU-Pueblo Course Equivalents)
Note that some of the courses listed below may have prerequisites not listed here.
- Problem Solving for Engineers (EN 103 PROBLEM SOLVING FOR ENGINEERS (3.00 c.h.))
- Engineering Economy (EN 343 ENGINEERING ECONOMY (3.00 c.h.))1
- Calculus I and II (MATH 126 CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I (5.00 c.h.) and MATH 224 CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY II (5.00 c.h.))
- Calculus-Based Physics I and II (PHYS 221 GENERAL PHYSICS I (4.00 c.h.) and PHYS 222 GENERAL PHYSICS II (4.00 c.h.))
- Engineering mechanics (statics and dynamics) (EN 211 ENGINEERING MECHANICS I (3.00 c.h.) and EN 212 ENGINEERING MECHANICS II (3.00 c.h.))
- Circuits (EN 231 CIRCUIT ANALYSIS I (4.00 c.h.) and EN 231L CIRCUIT ANALYSIS I LAB (1.00 c.h.))
- Controls (EN 360 CONTROL SYSTEMS I (2.00 c.h.))
- Electromechanical devices (EN 263 ELECTROMECHANICAL DEVICES (3.00 c.h.))
Any material substituted for EN 343 ENGINEERING ECONOMY (3.00 c.h.) must include the time value of money topic.
Additional Program of Study Requirements for the MSME Program
For a student to be awarded the MSME degree, the student’s program of study must also satisfy the following requirements. Additionally, the program of study must be approved by the MSME Program Director.
- At least 21 credit hours must be in graduate level engineering courses.
- No more than 9 credit hours of graduate coursework may be accepted as transfer credit from another institution.
- Any course taken as a prerequisite to engineering graduate study at CSU-Pueblo may not be counted towards graduation and must be taken for credit (i.e., not audited).