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M.E. Program Structure

In addition to advanced technical coursework, M.E. students will complete graduate-level business management and leadership courses, engineering project planning and management courses, and a collaborative capstone project addressing a real-world engineering challenge.

The M.E. degree requires the successful completion of a minimum of 33 credits at the graduate level inclusive of: 16 credits of engineering electives; 6 credits of business electives; 5 credits of engineering management and professional experience; and a comprehensive team-oriented learning 6-credit capstone engineering design project. The degree program is designed to be completed full-time in one calendar year but can also be completed via part-time study over a two year period.

The capstone project is a defining feature of the new program. Over a tailored 10-week summer session, students will work in teams to provide engineering planning and design services to real-world clients. Projects will involve the investigation and analysis of an interdisciplinary environmental challenge, followed by the development of new knowledge and a sustainable design solution.

Students will have the unique opportunity to go into the community, seek out an engineering need, address the challenge and deliver a design outcome back to the stakeholders.


Focus Area Curricular Element Credit Hours
Engineering Electives in Engineering 16
Required professional experience course 2
Required capstone engineering course 6
Business/Management Required engineering management course 3
Electives in business 6
Program Total 33

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Lindi J. Quackenbush
404 Baker Lab
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210
315-470-4727
ljquack@esf.edu
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David R. Gerber, P.E., PMP®
415 Baker Lab
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210
315-439-0592
drgerber@esf.edu
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