This program allows students to receive a bachelor of science degree and a master of science degree in mechanical engineering in just five years.
Students with qualifying grade point averages (3.5/4.0) in the undergraduate mechanical engineering program at Marquette University may apply for admission to the five-year program during their junior year. Students must submit an application to the Graduate School, indicate their interest in the five year program, and meet all other admission criteria as stated in the following Application Requirements section. (GRE test scores must be submitted before the start of the fifth year.)
Students may take master's level courses in their senior undergraduate year. These graduate courses double-count toward the undergraduate and graduate degrees. The remaining courses are taken during the student's fifth year.
They will begin their thesis research the summer between their junior and senior years. Their research laboratory experience will continue the summer between their senior and fifth years and throughout their fifth year, culminating in the preparation of a written thesis and defense.
Upon completion of the first term as a master's candidate, the student must petition the Graduate School to transfer courses taken as an undergraduate to the master's degree. A maximum of 6 credit hours may be accepted for the graduate credit towards the requirements of the degree.