Acquiring and Applying Advanced Engineering Principles and Methods
The MSE program enables graduate engineering professionals to further their problem-solving skills through the application of advanced engineering principles and methods. The strength of this program is in its flexibility. It allows for breadth and depth of engineering topics and culminates in either a project or final paper. The program offers students the opportunity to advance their quantitative skills through a series of mathematics and modeling-based courses and provides for their choice of specialty courses in engineering.
The MSE program spans electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and industrial engineering fields. It is based on the philosophy that there is a need for engineers who can solve technical problems within a variety of disciplines. The MSE program's major emphasis is on the further development of engineering knowledge and skills in an effort to enhance the productivity of the practicing engineer. The program provides a flexible platform for students to take either an integrated approach or a specialized approach to meet the demands of their engineering practice. The coursework emphasizes presentation of engineering concepts and theory through applications.
MSE Program Curriculum
The MSE program is for individuals with bachelor's degrees in engineering, engineering technology or other closely related areas. Each student works with the program director or faculty advisor to plan a course of study tailored to his or her needs. Individual degree requirements are dependent upon the type of bachelor's degree. Students with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical or electrical engineering, mechanical or electrical engineering technology, or a substantially similar degree from an accredited program are typically required to complete a total of 45 graduate credits. Each course typically meets once per week for 11 weeks. Occasionally, select classes will meet twice weekly.
MS Program Options
Each student completes either a Capstone Project or a Specialty Paper.
The Engineering Project Option can either draw from the multiple disciplines studied within the program or can focus more on technical areas within the student's chosen engineering discipline. In consultation with a faculty advisor, each student develops an engineering project proposal and presents it for approval before a committee. Students can choose from electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or, in some cases, fluid power for their project study.
The Non-Project Option will require a two-course sequence in 700 or 800 level EE/ME specialty courses and a final course (GE 791) in which a specialty paper is written. In this final course, each student completes a paper analysis/design of certain aspect of the chosen specialty and presents it both orally and in writing.
The MSOE Advantage
An MSOE degree is widely respected. Classes are taught by professors with solid industry experience. You won't find teaching assistants in the classroom. Class sizes are small, which encourages interaction and networking. All classes are offered evenings, which makes it convenient for the working professional.
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- Graduate Admission Requirements
- Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
- Graduate Checklist
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Do you have questions about this program or the application process? Contact our Graduate Program Associate for assistance!