Master's Degree in Engineering

r. Eugene DeLoatch,
Clarence Mitchell Engineering Bldg. 118

Assistant Professor Robert Johnson,
Graduate Coordinator
Clarence Mitchell Engineering Bldg. 108

The Master of Engineering Degree Program is designed to:
  1. Develop an understanding of the importance of a closer relationship between engineering education and engineering practice.
  2. Develop an appreciation for design in product and process realization.
  3. Develop a consciousness for the importance of a personal commitment to career-long learning.
  4. Provide an alternative to basic research-oriented graduate degree programs.
  5. Develop a philosophy for the role of research and application in the product/ process realization cycle.
  6. Provide an innovative path to the terminal degree.
  7. Generate a cadre of practically trained professionals in Engineering.
Admission to Program
For unconditional admission, applicants must have earned a minimum undergraduate academic grade point average of 3.0 in their major area of study and not less than a 3.0 average overall. For conditional admission, applicants must have earned a minimum undergraduate average of 2.5 in their major area of study and not less than 2.5 average overall. Applicants holding degrees in computer science, physics, and other science and mathematics-related fields and who are currently pursuing engineering careers may be considered also for admission to the program. Other admissions criteria include the following:
  1. Recommendations from practicing professional engineers and/or other professionals or academicians;
  2. Career objectives as outlined in an entrance essay to be completed by the applicant;
  3. Previous academic achievement, professional accomplishments, and earned degrees; and
  4. Results obtained on the Graduate Record Examination (to be sent directly from Education Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey). Test scores may not be more than five years old prior to date of application.
General Requirements for Degree
All students who seek to earn the Master of Engineering degree will be required to complete a total of 33 graduate credit hours including 2 credit hours of seminar and 4 credit hours of Report Projects. Program of Study
A core requirement of three interdisciplinary courses will be required of all students entering at the master's level. These courses are carefully designed and coordinated to stress the interdisciplinary nature of the subject matter. The content serves as the philosophical foundation on which all other materials tailored for a specific student are based. The courses are as follows:
EEGR.505 Advanced Engineering Mathematics with Computational Methods
IEGR.512 Advanced Project Management
CEGR.514 Environmental Impact and Risk Assessment
CEGR 788/789 Seminar I-II
CEGR 798/799 Report Project I-11
Additional courses will be taken as required from the student's approved plan of study, which will be developed cooperatively by the student and his/her Graduate Admissions Committee and submitted to the Graduate Coordinator for approval. The remaining 18 credits will be taken as electives from the students approved program of study. Programs are available for students concentrating in six broad areas of concentration, namely:
The Civil Infrastructure (e.g., Transportation)
Electrical/ Electronic Systems & Devices
Energy and Environment
Ergonomics/ Human Factors Engineering
Knowledge/ Information & Communications Systems
Manufacturing Systems & ProcessesA typical program may be as follows: Master of Engineering (Transportation) Fall (First Year)
CEGR.788 Seminar I
EEGR.505 Advanced Engineering Mathematics with Computational Methods
IEGR.512 Advanced Project Management
CEGR.555 Traffic Engineering I
Spring (First Year)
CEGR.789 Seminar II
CEGR.514 Environmental Impact & Risk Assessment
IEGR.500 Mathematical Programming
CEGR.555 Traffic Engineering I
CEGR.556 Transportation Simulation & Analysis I
CEGR.551 Computer Aided Highway System Design
Summer (First Year)
Internship/ Summer Study
Fall (Second Year)
CEGR.798 Report Project I 2
Spring (Second Year)
CEGR.799 Report Project II 2
CEGR.531 Reliability Analysis for Infrastructure 3
  Elective 3

Total Credits: 33