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|