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Graduate Record 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Master of Engineering


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The Master of Engineering degree is a graduate professional degree. It enhances the professional instruction of the bachelor’s program in engineering or applied science, providing greater knowledge and deeper understanding in a specific field. A full-time student should be able to complete the degree program in one calendar year. The School of Engineering and Applied Science offers instruction leading to the degree of Master of Engineering in biomedical engineering; chemical engineering; civil engineering; computer engineering, electrical engineering; mechanical and aerospace engineering; and systems engineering.

The degrees of Master of Computer Science, Master of Engineering Physics, and Master of Materials Science and Engineering are also offered.

The department chair appoints an advisor to each graduate student for consultation in preparing a program of study. This program must be approved by the advisor and the department chair and submitted to the Office of the Dean by the end of the first semester of graduate study.

Degree Requirements


A candidate for the Master of Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering Physics, or Materials Science and Engineering must:

  1. complete an approved program that includes a minimum of 30 graduate-level credits, with at least 18 credits taken in the area of major study. This program may contain no more than nine credits of 500-level courses; no more than six of those credits may be taken within the department conferring the degree. Classes at the 400-level or below do not count toward the Masters degree. Departmental requirements may be more restrictive. The program may include a maximum of 12 transfer credits for graduate courses completed at another school of recognized standing; however, those courses must be part of the approved program of study at the University. Only courses with a grade of B or better may be transferred;
  2. apply for the degree, using a standard form, by the date specified in the academic calendar; and
  3. complete a comprehensive exam (if required by the student’s department).

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