The master's of engineering (MEng) is an interdisciplinary degree program designed to meet the needs of those practicing engineers who wish to follow an integrated program of studies in engineering and allied subjects related to the individual student's professional work. Students can combine advanced engineering course work with graduate-level non-engineering courses such as business administration, environmental sciences, social sciences, biological sciences or public administration. There are also tracks in biomechanics and sports engineering.
Prospective students are required to present a well-defined objective in order to be admitted to the program. In consultation with faculty advisors, an academic program is developed to meet this objective.
An advisory committee will be appointed for each student by the department. The advisory committee that guides the student is responsible for approving the individual's degree program and admission to candidacy, and approves the student's written report and the awarding of the degree.
Graduate School Policies and Procedures apply to this program.
The requirements for admission are the same as those for the MS degree awarded through the College of Engineering, Design and Computing. A minimum of 30 semester hours of academic work is required for the MEng degree. At least 15 of these hours must be at the 5000 level or above in mechanical engineering. A maximum of 12 semester hours may be taken outside of engineering.
In addition to course work, a written report is required in the MEng program as a final project (3 semester hours). The report may be related to the student's professional work. The report will be of the same general quality as that required for the master of science thesis and must be defended orally. It may be based on work done for credit under independent study.