Current Graduate Students

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Handbook

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Mechanical Engineering Department Forms

Independent Study

A graduate student intending to enroll in the graduate independent study course (ME 6300) must complete the following steps:

  1. Prepare the Independent Study Request Form with a sponsoring faculty member. The proposal must specify clear and measurable outcomes for the study. A sample request is available here: Independent study sample. The independent study request must be sent to the Director of Graduate Studies (Prof. David Pierce) for approval no later than the first week of classes.
  2. After approval is granted, submit the Request to Add a Course Form to register for the course. The department designee is the Director of Graduate Studies to whom the form should be routed by the student’s advisor.

Graduate School

When you submit any forms directly to the Graduate School, please provide copies to the department graduate coordinator, Miss. Victoria Cerwinski (, UTEB 465).