I. Objectives

a. Master the basic principles and systematic professional knowledge of mechanics. Grasp one foreign language, and be proficient in professional reading and writing using the foreign language.

b. Develop a rigorous scientific attitude. Grasp the scientific method to conduct research. Possess the ability to undertake scientific research in the field of mechanics and related fields.

c. Be eligible to  teach, engage in engineering or scientific management work in the field of mechanics and related fields.

 

II. Research Fields:

1. Strength of Materials

2. Dynamics of fluid-solid coupling

3. Piezoelectric devices and smart structures

4. Mechanics of nonhomogeneous materials

5. Micro-/nano-scale mechanics and multi-scale correlation

6. Nondestructive testing and digital signal processing

7. Environmental fluid mechanics

8. Computational fluid mechanics

9. Mechanics of biomaterials

10. Structural vibration and noise control

11. Structural Optimization

12. Modeling and numerical simulation in Engineering

 

III. Program Length  

The time needed to complete the Master's degree is 3 years of full time study (subject to the approval of the university).

 

IV. Credit Requirements and Allocation

Total credits 36 (credits for Degree Courses ≥24; Credits for research ≥ 12)

Total Credits

                                36 credits

 

 

 

 

 

 

Degree Courses

 

 

 

 

≥24 credits (including credits for  advanced international courses and higher level courses ≥4)

University public compulsory courses  ≥5 credits:

  • The theory and practice of Socialism with Chinese characteristics: 2 credits
  • Dialectics of Nature (science/engineering/medical science)/ Marxism and social science methodology (liberal arts): 1 credit
  • Foreign Language: 2 credits

University public elective courses ≥1 credit

  • 1st-level disciplinary core courses : 8 credits (compulsory)
  • 2nd-level disciplinary core courses: 4 credits (restricted electives)
  • Disciplinary elective courses: 4 credits (elective)
  • 1st-level interdisciplinary courses: 2 credits (elective )

No credits for compensatory courses or other elective courses, grades only.

 

Research

 

≥12 credits

Literature review and thesis proposal: 1 credit

Participation in public academic lectures: 1 credit

The Graduate Thesis: 10 credits

 

 

V. The Curriculum and Course Credits

Courses

Course code

Course

title

Hours

Credits

Term

Department

Remarks

Degree Courses

Public compulsory courses

408.602

Dialectics of nature

18

1

Spring/

Autumn

School of Marxism

Compulsory

for all graduate students≥ 6 credits

408.601

The theory and practice of the Socialism with Chinese characteristics

36

2

Spring/

Autumn

School of Marxism

411.500

Foreign language (English)

32

2

Spring,

Autumn

School of foreign languages

 

Public elective courses

 

1~2

Spring,

Autumn

 

 

1st-level disciplinary core courses

151.101

Experimental methods in solid mechanics (advanced international course)

40

2.5

Autumn

Department of mechanics

compulsory

≥ 8 credits

151.102

Numerical methods in solid mechanics

40

2.5

Spring

Department of mechanics

151.103

Tensor analysis and continuum mechanics (higherlevel course)

40

2.5

Autumn

Department of mechanics

151.104

Advanced solid mechanics (higherlevel course)

40

2.5

Autumn

Department of mechanics

151.105

Advanced fluid mechanics

40

2.5

Autumn

Department of mechanics

2nd-level disciplinary core courses

151.201

The mechanical behavior of materials and simulation (higher-level course to be assessed)

40

2.5

Spring

Department of mechanics

Restricted

elective

≥ 4 credits

151.202

Multiscale simulation of the mechanical behavior of materials (advanced international course to be assessed)

32

2

Autumn

Department of mechanics

151.203

Strength of Material  (higher-level course to be assessed)

32

2

Autumn

Department of mechanics

151.204

Computational fluid mechanics

40

2.5

Spring

Department of mechanics

151.205

Biomechanics (advanced international course to be assessed)

32

2

Spring

Department of mechanics

151.206

The theory and technology of modern measurement (advanced international course to be assessed)

32

2

Autumn

Department of mechanics

Elective courses for Master's program

151.501

Structural reliability analysis

32

2

Spring

Department of mechanics

≥ 4 credits

151.502

Fluid-structure coupling vibration

32

2

Spring

Department of mechanics

151.503

Modern flow measurement technology

32

2

Spring

Department of mechanics

151.504

Turbulence theory and its application

32

2

Spring

Department of mechanics

151.505

Nonlinear finite element analysis

40

2.5

Autumn

Department of mechanics

151.506

Mechanics of nonhomogeneous materials

32

2

Autumn

Department of mechanics

151.507

Generalized thermoelasticity

32

2

Autumn

Department of mechanics

Elective courses for PhD program

151.801

Smart materials and structures (higher-level course to be assessed)

32

2

Spring

Department of mechanics

151.802

Nonlinear vibration

32

2

Autumn

Department of mechanics

151.803

Micromechanics and Nanomechanics

32

2

Autumn

Department of mechanics

151.804

Gas dynamics

32

2

Spring

Department of mechanics

1st-level interdisciplinary courses

011.500

Theory of matrices

48

3

Autumn

Department of mathematics

≥ 2 credits

011.502

Numerical analysis

48

3

Spring

Department of mathematics

110.504

Materials thermodynamic

48

3

Autumn

School of materials science and engineering

110.510

Solid state physics

40

2.5

Autumn

School of materials science and engineering

Non-

degree courses

Compensatory  courses

 

Elasticity

80

 

Autumn

Department of mechanics

Compulsory for graduate student whose Bachelor's degree is not in mechanics

 

Fluid mechanics

80

 

Autumn

Department of mechanics

 

Mechanics of vibration

48

 

Spring

Department of mechanics

 

Computational mechanics

48

 

Spring

Department of mechanics

Research

650.501

Literature review and thesis proposal

 

1

 

 

 

650.502

Academic reports in academic lectures

 

1

 

 

650.503

The graduate thesis

 

10

 

 

                   

Remark: please indicate the advanced international courses after the course titles.

 

VI. Policies & Procedures

   1. The academic Master's degree program is based on the supervisor-responsibility system.

   2. The Master's degree candidates must write a thesis proposal based on an effective literature review, present the proposal to the relevant experts in the discipline, reply to the questions from the expert committee, and proceed the oral defense. After the proposal is accepted, the Master's degree candidates can begin the thesis research process.

   3. The Master's degree candidates must attend the public academic lectures at least 5 times during the graduate studies. They are also required to take notes about the lectures on the notebook, which is regulated by the department. The lecturer or chair's signature is required. The candidates should also submit the notebook to the degree evaluation subcommittee of the department before applying for the degree thesis review. The course credit can then be obtained after authorization.

   4. The academic scholarship is evaluated based on the course grades and performance of conducting thesis research. The evaluation specifics are according to the department's relevant regulations.

   5. After completing the thesis writing, the thesis should be approved by the supervisor and pass the preliminary review by the degree evaluation subcommittee. Then the Master's degree candidates can apply for the degree thesis review. The lists of thesis reviewers should be approved by the degree evaluation subcommittee.

   6. After passing the degree thesis review process, the thesis defense can be arranged by the department and the supervisor according to the "Regulations for the award of Master's and doctoral degrees of Huazhong University of Science & Technology".

   7. If the allegation of a serious academic misconduct against a student is proved, the student's application for the degree will be cancelled.