Master of Engineering

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30 Credits | Customizable Curriculum

Earn an Online Master of Engineering from Michigan Tech.

Making solar energy economical, helping to integrate renewables into the grid, building better electric vehicles, designing smart cities, ensuring access to clean water, and repairing (and replacing) America's decaying infrastructure. These are just a few of the challenges that engineers currently face.

And they are contending with these problems against the backdrop of Industry 4.0 or the fourth industrial revolution: a complex period involving the integration of physical production processes, smart factories, and digital technologies. You can help keep pace with technology and apply your engineering skills by earning an Online Master of Engineering from Michigan Tech.

The Online Master of Engineering is a coursework-only terminal professional degree that is ideal for students who want to enhance their educational background, but who are perhaps not interested in pursuing advanced research in a specific fields.

Customize Your Interdisciplinary Professional Degree.

For MTU's master of engineering degree, you can collaborate with an advisor and/or your employer to create a course of study that is appropriate for building upon your undergraduate degree, advancing in your current career path, or creating new employment opportunities. 

Choose From Two Focus Areas.

Design your 30-credit master of engineering program by choosing either an engineering or hybrid electric vehicle engineering stream.

In the engineering stream, you can focus on one area, such as electrical engineering, or combine courses from different engineering areas. Alternatively, in the HEV program, which was created with input from industry experts, such as General Motors, AVL, Eaton, Horiba, MathWorks, Schweitzer Engineering Labs, and Woodward. Regardless of which program you choose, you will develop valuable, in-demand skills and competencies.

Breakdown of Courses

This program has no required courses, but students must take a number of courses at two levels.

  • A minimum of 18 credits at 5000 level or higher
  • A maximum of 12 credits at 4000 level
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Explore the curriculum in greater detail.

Earn Your Online Master of Engineering From a Respected Engineering School.

When you study at Michigan Tech, you will join a legacy of talented engineers, scientists, and innovators who date back to 1885. And whether online or in-person, you'll receive a quality education along with this tradition. You'll learn from the same esteemed professors who teach in-person classes.

As for value and respect, Forbes includes MTU among the top 25 STEM Colleges in the country. And employers regularly seek out MTU graduates for their rigorous training and in-demand skills.

Prepare for Diverse Career Opportunities.

MTU's Online Master of Engineering is versatile: that is, it can help you prepare for taking on professional and managerial roles as well as various careers in government and business.

That is, with a master of engineering, you might advance in your current job, take on a mid-level position right out of university, or move into a managerial role. The job roles, of course, depend on your current career as well as the focus of your online master of engineering degree.

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Possible Career Paths

  • Engineering Manager
  • Design Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electronics engineer
  • Industrial engineer
  • Mechanical engineer

Get Started on Your Online Master of Engineering Degree.

Take the next step on your educational journey at Michigan Tech. We are here to answer your questions and to help you succeed in your online program.

  • 10%
    or faster than average is the expected job growth for both industrial and biomedical engineers.
  • 14%
    or much faster than average is the expected job growth for chemical engineers.
  • 21%
    was the increased need for engineers skilled in hybrid electric vehicle and electric vehicle technology between 2021 and 2022.