Master of Science in Engineering Program
The Master of Science in Engineering (MS-E) degree is a customizable 33-hour, non-thesis multidisciplinary program that enables students to tailor their engineering coursework to align with their interests. Students combine a primary concentration in an engineering field with a secondary concentration in another field, either in or outside engineering. Possible secondary concentrations are numerous, including education, business administration, computer science, information technology, and fields in the sciences, the liberal arts, and the health sciences. The degree offers students a growing number of pre-defined interdisciplinary tracks, including engineering education and smart cities. The smart cities program is available as a dual Master's program in collaboration with the Czech Technical University.
Applicants are expected to have a Bachelor of Science in an Engineering or related Physical Sciences field or the equivalent. Depending upon selected area of concentration, students might need to complete deficiency undergraduate coursework.
The MS in Engineering is a 33-semester-hour non-thesis program. Coursework includes:
- Eighteen (18) semester hours in the major concentration field of Engineering.
- Twelve (12) semester hours in a second concentration field.
- Three (3) semester hours of a graduate project or graduate research capstone.
No more than six (6) hours of upper-division undergraduate coursework can be counted toward the degree requirements. Coursework, direction of the project or research capstone, and administration of a final exam are coordinated by a committee of no less than three graduate faculty members. The chair of the committee would normally be a member of the graduate Engineering faculty.
For most students, the courses and project milestones breakdown as follows:
|Fall Semester||Spring Semester|
6-9 Credit Hours
Capstone Goal: Identify Project Advisor
9 Credit Hours
Capstone Goal: Identify Project Topic
9 Credit Hours
Capstone Goal: Submit Project Proposal
9 Credit Hours
Capstone Goal: Complete & Present Project
Major Concentration Fields
- Computer Science and Biomedical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Engineering Education and Leadership, Industrial, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, and Systems Engineering.
- A coherent set of courses in the College of Engineering that relate to a single interdisciplinary theme, such as Smart Cities, subject to the approval of the Graduate Advisor and the Dean of the College of Engineering.
Smart Cities and Engineering Education Tracks are available and pre-approved as major concentrations.
Second concentration fields
- The major concentration fields.
- Other areas of concentration such as Business Administration, Economics, Engineering Education, Engineering Leadership, Information Technology, Mathematics, Physics, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Chemistry, Biology, Geology, or others approved by the Graduate Advisor.
- A coherent set of courses that relate to a single interdisciplinary theme, subject to the approval of the Graduate Advisor.
Students who are interested in the MS-E program can contact the graduate program director.