Masters of engineering
About the Program
The Master of Engineering degree is a practice-oriented, interdisciplinary degree designed to meet the needs of students who are interested in furthering a career in engineering with a business/ management emphasis. The student will select his/her own program in consultation with the program adviser of the respective department subject to the guidelines listed below. In addition to the course requirements, the student is required to complete a design project and a final written report. This phase of the program introduces the student to the problems and solutions faced by practicing engineers. The program is designed for both the industrial professional who is seeking a career enhancement and also to the new baccalaureate graduate who wants to continue to study in order to be able to enter the work force with well-defined and honed professional skills.
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Admission to Graduate Study
All students must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Division of Graduate Affairs with classified graduate standing as described in Part Two of the Graduate Bulletin.
Candidates must have attained an undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.85 (4 point scale) in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) hours of technical study. In addition, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a closely related discipline.
If undergraduate preparation is deemed insufficient, the student will be required to take specified undergraduate courses to remove this deficiency. Such courses may be in addition to the 36 units required. Admission to the program will be limited to applicants whose background, interest, and expertise are consistent with the demands of the design projects.
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In addition to sending materials to Graduate Admissions, the following should also be mailed or delivered to:
- (1) Personal statement of graduate program goals;
- (2) Letters of recommendation (optional).
In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing, the student must satisfy the basic requirements for the master’s degree as described in Part Four of the Graduate Bulletin.
The student must also complete a graduate program of 36 units to include
- 18 units of graduate engineering courses,
- 12 units of graduate business courses,
- and six units of project registered under Engineering 798.