Masters of engineering

In addition to sending materials to Graduate Admissions, please electronically send the documents below and questions pertaining to the program to Donovan Geiger, [email protected]: 
(1) Personal statement of graduate program goals
(2) Letters of recommendation (optional)

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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The Program

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. 
The courses in engineering and business administration are selected in consultation with the graduate adviser. With the consent of the adviser, one unit of 798, with appropriate content, may be substituted for one unit in business administration. No more than a total of seven units of 798 will be accepted for credit towards the degree. The industry-oriented design project is to be selected in cooperation with the graduate adviser in the area of interest. Typically, the students take this project at the end of the program of study as a culminating experience integrating engineering and business knowledge attained through coursework and experience. A formal written report of project findings will be submitted and approved by a committee of two engineering faculty members and one faculty member from business administration.  

The program is administered by:

The Dean of the College of Engineering, Dr. Eugene Olevsky

The faculty responsible for directing this program are:

Department of Aerospace Engineering:
Dr. Ping Lu,
Professor and Chair
Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering:
Professor and Interim Chair
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor and Chair
Department of  Mechanical Engineering: 
Professor and Chair

The faculty responsible for this program in the College of Business Administration is:

Dr. Nikhil Varaiya
Professor and Director of Graduate Programs