The primary purpose of the Master of Engineering Degree program is to prepare individuals for the practice of engineering. The program emphasizes the theory and application of advanced engineering principles utilizing the most advanced computational and analytical methods and tools. The goal of the program is to produce forward-looking engineering professionals who are capable of making significant contributions to society, while safeguarding the environment. Preference for admission to the Master of Engineering Degree program is given to those persons who hold a Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited undergraduate engineering degree program. Applicants who are graduates of computer science, mathematics, physics, and other science and mathematics related fields will be considered. The Master of Engineering Degree study program is intended for those persons who plan to practice engineering in industry, government, and academe or as entrepreneurial professionals. This degree program may also serve as the initial step towards the doctorate for those who are inclined to advance their knowledge of technological, managerial and engineering design and practice-based concepts. The program provides three distinct program options that allow the student to develop a program that suits his or her professional objectives.
The purpose of the Doctor of Engineering program is to prepare students beyond the application of advanced engineering principles to the ability to perform independent research, problem definition and problem solving. The goal of this program is to produce engineering professionals who are leaders in their fields of academic and applied engineering. The Program leading to the degree of Doctor of Engineering is formally affiliated with the department where activities are most closely related to an applicant's advanced study goals. However, the range of inquiry may (and is encouraged to) cross traditional departmental and school lines such that research and practical experience opportunities are extremely broad, and that highly individualized programs can be pursued.