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Professional Master of Engineering

UMD Graduate School

Program Overview

The Professional Master of Engineering emphasizes the practice of engineering in either the private or public sector. The program focuses on developing competencies in the areas of engineering design, problem solving, and practice beyond what can be achieved in earning a Bachelor of Science degree in a given engineering discipline.

An MEng graduate student is expected to have a focus and degree designation in one of the core UMD disciplines of Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering.

Admission and Application Requirements

Requirements for students wishing to enroll in the MEng program:

  • Completed an undergraduate degree in an engineering program, or upon approval by the SCSE MEng Director of Graduate Studies, in a related discipline, e.g., computer science, physics, etc.
  • The MEng prefers an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale) for admission. This preferred performance minimum of a 3.0*/4.0 GPA must be from an ABET accredited program or equivalent.
  • Two letters of recommendation: academic and/or professional references
  • For international applicants whose native language is not English, a TOEFL score preferred performance minimum is 79 on the internet based test.
  • The GRE score is recommended but not required.

* Industrial experience and professional licensure will be considered for applicants with a grade point less than the preferred minimum

Degree Requirements

The MEng degree program is primarily a coursework degree program with a minimum of three credits and a maximum of six credits allocated to a design project to be arranged between the Departmental Advisor and student. The 30 credits require a minimum of 14 credits at 5XXX or higher, and a cap of 6 credits on 4XXX courses. There is no requirement for a final exam above and beyond what is required in individual courses. Deviations from the table below must be agreed upon by the Departmental Advisor and student. The resultant Program of Study must then be approved by the Department, the SCSE MEng Director of Graduate Studies and forwarded to the UMD Office of Graduate Education for final approval.

Deadlines and Dates

Use the web form to apply and follow the instructions for submittal. A downloadable PDF is also available if you prefer.

Course listings are available at Mesabi Range Community and Technical College. Courses are also listed on the SCSE website.

Contact Information

Director of Graduate Studies: Richard Davis,, 218.726.6162

Assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies: Julie De Rouche,, 218.726.7126

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