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Master of Engineering

The Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering offers a graduate program leading to a master of engineering degree. Students in this program can take courses in engineering and up to nine credits in an area related to their concentration. This program capitalizes on the strengths of the Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering and caters to the individual needs of the graduate student. Courses in engineering are selected from civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering, as well as computer science.

Key Features

  • Collaborative and interdisciplinary curriculum.
  • Nine credits of foundation courses in advanced math, instrumentation and/or business.
  • Engaged and committed faculty.
  • Small cohort size, typically around 10 students.
  • Hands-on experience and projects.
  • Focus on preparation for industry, no thesis required.
  • Open to all STEM majors.


The program is structured to allow most students to complete the coursework in 12 months if attending full-time. It is also fine to spread the courses out over several years. An example for a 12 month program course plan is shown below. The program electives may be taken during any academic term depending on the student’s desired course load. 30 credits of graduate courses are required.

Fall Spring Summer
  • Foundation Course 1
  • Foundation Course 2
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2
  • Foundation Course 3
  • Elective 3
  • Elective 4
  • Elective 5
  • Elective 6
  • Elective 7


The electives in the program are intended to help a student focus in a specific topic area. Clusters of classes are available for specific focus areas.

Ready to Apply?

  • Review the pre-requisite courses. Several of the pre-requisite courses may be completed at other schools.
  • Rolling admissions – Submit an online application to attend. See what you need to submit.
  • Acceptance letters typically go out a month or two after the rolling admission review dates.
  • Non-refundable deposit of $500 due one month after acceptance. The deposit will be applied toward your first semester tuition when you start the program.  You may start this program any semester, just let us know.

 Have Questions?

 Feel free to contact Dr. Sharon A. Jones, Graduate Program Director.