Master of Engineering
The program leading to the Master of Engineering (MEN) degree is an undifferentiated (interdisciplinary), nonthesis one, designed primarily for practicing engineers. For such practicing engineers, credit for graduate course work completed in residence at another accredited graduate school may be accepted for as much as 15 hours of the 36 semester hour requirements for the Master of Engineering degree. All work credited toward the degree must be completed within nine calendar years. In addition to the regulations governing admission to the Graduate School, a baccalaureate degree in engineering, or its equivalent, is required for entrance to the Master of Engineering Program.
Students in the Master of Engineering program are subject to all Masters Degree regulations as outlined in the Graduate Catalog. Due to its interdisciplinary nature, the Master of Engineering program does not require specific major and minor subjects. However, the program does allow up to six hours of course work to be taken outside of engineering, upon the approval of the graduate advisor. Students in the Master of Engineering program do not have any language or tool-subject requirements. Every candidate for a Masters Degree is required to pass a final comprehensive examination. Students will write a report and complete 33 hours of coursework and three hours of a reports course.
Transfer of Courses
As stated above, students are permitted to transfer courses into the Master of Engineering program upon approval of their graduate advisor. The student should seek approval of the transfer courses prior to registering for such courses. Courses taken without prior approval and prior to enrolling in the Master of Engineering program will be accepted at the discretion of the graduate advisor. All transfer courses are subject to the same time limitations as courses taken in the program (a maximum of nine years from the first course in the plan of study until graduation).
The curriculum for the Master of Engineering program consists of 36 semester credit hours of coordinated graduate level course work. No more than 15 credit hours (5 courses) can be taken from any one engineering program, e.g., Industrial Engineering or Software Engineering.
Any student who does not have an undergraduate degree in engineering is considered a special case. To provide the student with a solid program and to ensure that the student has the background necessary to complete the program, the following background is required:
Basic Sciences: Students must have at least 15 semester hours of basic sciences including 12 hours of chemistry and/or physics.
Mathematics: Twelve semester hours above algebra and trigonometry are required. Normally this will mean completion of the engineering mathematics for engineers and scientists (which includes ordinary differential equations and Laplace transforms).
Engineering Sciences: The student must complete 27 hours of engineering science courses. Applications-oriented advanced science coursework may be included as well as up to 12 semester hours of engineering technology technical sciences courses.
Engineering Analysis, Design and Synthesis: The need for courses in these areas will be judged on an individual basis, considering the student's educational background, work experience, and field of interest.
Humanities and Social Sciences: The equivalent of 16 semester hours of coursework in the humanities and/or social sciences.
For More Information
If you have questions about the distance learning program, or the MEN degree program please contact:
Brent Guinn, Sr. Director
Phone: (806) 742-3451 or (800) 528-3493