Master of Engineering
Professional Master Of Engineering (MEng) Degree
The Professional Master Of Engineering emphasizes the practice of engineering in either the private or public sector. The program focuses on developing competencies in the areas of engineering design, problem solving, and practice beyond what can be achieved in earning a Bachelor of Science degree in a given engineering discipline.
An MEng graduate student is expected to have a focus and degree designation in one of the core UMD disciplines of Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering.
Degree and Course Requirements
The MEng degree program is primarily a coursework degree program with a minimum of three credits and a maximum of six credits allocated to a design project to be arranged between the Departmental Advisor and student. The 30 credits require a minimum of 14 credits at 5XXX or higher, and a cap of 6 credits on 4XXX courses. There is no requirement for a final exam above and beyond what is required in individual courses. Deviations from the table below must be agreed upon by the Departmental Advisor and student. The resultant Program of Study must then be approved by the Department, the SCSE MEng Director of Graduate Studies and forwarded to the UMD Office of Graduate Education for final approval.
|Major Plan Department: ChE, CE, ECE, ME (within MIE), IE (within MIE)||12 Minimum||5XXX or 8XXX***, Selected 4XXX courses*|
|Engineering Course Project within the Major Plan Department: ChE, CE, ECE, ME (within MIE), IE (within MIE)||3 to 6||5XXX to be arranged by the Departmental Advisor and student.|
|Other Engineering****||6 to 9||Selected 4XXX; 5XXX, 8XXX|
|Non Engineering**||3 Minimum||Graduate Courses-Approved Lists|
|TOTAL APPROVED CREDITS||30 Minimum|
* Identical/similar courses taken as part of an undergraduate degree either at UMD or at another institution can not be repeated or applied as part of the MEng program. The Departmental Advisor and the SCSE Director of Graduate Studies will work with the student on this issue when setting up the Program of Study.
** Non-engineering courses would consist of courses approved for graduate credit by the Departments of Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Geological Sciences, or Biology. Identical/similar courses taken as part of an undergraduate degree either at UMD or at another institution can not be repeated or applied as part of the MEng program. The Departmental Advisor and the SCSE Director of Graduate Studies will work with the student on this issue when setting up the Program of Study.
*** In consultation with their Departmental Advisor, students may choose to include one or more 8XXX courses in their Program of Study. It should be noted that even though there are no requirements for 8XXX courses, MEng students who meet the course prerequisites for 8xxx courses in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Management, Geologic Sciences, and Computer Science will be encouraged to include these courses in their degree program.
**** Courses selected in collaboration with the Departmental Advisor.
All MEng Graduate Students will have a Departmental Advisor. Non-faculty, including members of the industrial community, are invited to collaborate and work with the student and Departmental Advisor.
Any project report or presentation requirement within the 3-6 credits of the engineering course project are at the option of the Departmental Advisor and Department.
Requirements for students wishing to enroll in the MEng program:
- Completed an undergraduate degree in an engineering program, or upon approval by the SCSE MEng Director of Graduate Studies, in a related discipline, e.g., computer science, physics, etc.
- The MEng prefers an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale) for admission. This preferred performance minimum of a 3.0*/4.0 GPA must be from an ABET accredited program or equivalent
- Two letters of recommendation-academic and/or professional references
- For international applicants whose native language is not English, a TOEFL score preferred performance minimum is 213 on the computer based test.
- The GRE score is recommended but not required
* Industrial experience and professional licensure will be considered for applicants with a grade point less than the preferred minimum
- Use the web form to apply and follow the instructions for submittal. A downloadable PDF is also available if you prefer.
- Applications are being accepted for Fall 2010.
Courses are also listed on the SCSE website.