The MEng degree is a professional degree, different from the Master of Science (MS) engineering degree. The MEng is a coursework-only degree is designed for students who want to enhance their educational background, but are not interested in doing advanced research. The degree is flexible in that it allows students to gain either a greater depth or more breadth in professional skills. Students may even elect to take coursework in business, in addition to advanced engineering courses, that prepares them for careers in business or government.
What you'll work on
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 tracks in:
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 Work||26-30 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.