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Master of Engineering—MEng

Fast Facts

  • 4:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • More than $4.5 million in annual research expenditures

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Graduate Programs in Engineering (MEng)

Engineers who enter the Masters of Engineering have the opportunity to go beyond the discipline they graduated in and broaden their skills. Most students that graduate with a Masters degree enjoy increased salaries and better opportunities to move into management positions. The University offers degree concentrations in:

The Master of Engineering degree is intended to be a professional degree program where the candidate demonstrates advanced ability in course work with opportunities in advanced independent design and project experience. It meets the need for flexibility for students who want to expand their knowledge in more than one discipline or to change disciplines as they plan careers in industrial markets, in small- to medium-sized businesses, as well as other professional areas.

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MEng Requirements

This master of engineering degree is intended to be a terminal professional degree where the candidate demonstrates advanced ability in course work and with an advanced engineering design project, or practicum. 

Course Work—The minimum course work requirements are as follows: 

Course Work26-30 credits
Practicum0-4 credits
Total (minimum)30 credits
Distribution of course work credit 
5000–6000 series (minimum)12 credits
3000–4000 level (maximum)14 credits

Master of Engineering Practicum—The practicum is an advanced independent study for students in the master of engineering program. The student in consultation with the advisor develops and executes a project demonstrating capabilities in problem solving, communication, and decision making. The practicum can be completed on campus or at the site of a Michigan Tech corporate partner. Students must submit a written report and make an oral presentation related to their project to their advisory committee. In some cases, the practicum may be waived with program approval.