Program Details

Cost of Attendance

Per Credit Hour: $963
Total Tuition: $34,668
Application Fee: $135 non-refundable fee
Books/Supplies: Other additional fees include books and an online
proctoring service. The online proctoring service charges $16 for the first hour and $7 per each additional hour.
Travel/Residency: None

Admission Requirements

The following criteria are considered during the admission process for the M.S. in Engineering program:

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Official transcripts.
  • GPA.
  • GRE/FE scores.
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for international applicants).
  • Evidence of significant professional engineering experience.
  • Professional certifications.
  • Reference letters.
  • Applicants of the bioengineering specialization are expected to have taken a course in Differential Equations.

Program Curriculum

The online Master of Science in Engineering is a comprehensive engineering program that encompasses both leadership strategy and technical skills. Coursework includes 16 credits of core engineering classes, plus 16 credits within your specialization, helping you tailor the program to your area of expertise. To accommodate busy professionals, the online Master of Science in Engineering does not include a required residency. Instead, students participate in 4 one-credit capstone courses throughout the program, providing a rich learning experience that comes with maximum flexibility.

Core (16 credit hours)
Engineering in the Global Environment (4)
Technology Innovation and Strategy for Engineers (4)
Introduction to Systems Engineering (4)
Principles of Engineering Management (4)

Bioengineering Specialization (16 credit hours)
Engineering Analysis of Physiological Systems (4)
Cellular and Molecular Engineering (4)
Integration of Computational and Experimental Biology (4)
Biotransport Phenomena (4)

Materials at the Nanoscale Specialization (16 credit hours)
Thermodynamic Foundations of Materials (4)
Crystal Structure and Bonding (4)
Nanoscale Science and Engineering (4)
Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems (4)

Environmental Engineering (Water) Specialization (16 credit hours)
Water Chemistry in Natural and Engineered Systems (4)
Physical and Chemical Separation Processes (4)
Biological Treatment Processes (4)
Advanced Treatment Systems (4)

Electrical Engineering (Power Systems) Specialization (16 credit hours)
Intro to Engineering Optimization Techniques (4)
Power Systems Analysis (4)
Power Electronics (4)
Electric Drives (4)
Introduction to Smart Grid (4)
Power System Steady State and Market (4)

Mechanical Engineering Specialization (16 credit hours)
Plasma-aided Manufacturing and Materials Processing (4)
Secure and Reliable Control Systems (4)
Sustainable Product Design (4)
Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics (4)

Engineering Management Specialization (16 credit hours)
Projects Portfolio Management (4)
Quality Management (4)
Engineering Economics (4)
Engineering Leadership and Organizational Behavior (4)

Capstone (4 credit hours)
Capstone Course A, B, C, D (1)

Total: 36 credits

Faculty Information

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Academic Calendar and Deadlines

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