Master of Engineering Degree (MEng)

A Master of Engineering (MEng) degree is designed for those seeking to expand their skills for the technical workforce. The non-thesis Master of Engineering offers students the same technical courses as our MS degrees, but with the addition of professional and leadership courses instead of research work. The MEng is designed to have you job-ready in just one year!

About the Degree

The MEng degree offers flexibility in selecting courses that help you meet your career goals. You will focus on a particular concentration, but you can take courses from multiple disciplines if that’s what you need for your career. You can also take courses related to leadership and project management.

Degree Backgrounds

Individuals with backgrounds in aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, materials science and mechanical engineering will be well prepared for these programs. Individuals with technology degrees in electrical and mechanical engineering and degrees in physics, math and some other engineering disciplines will also have the backgrounds needed to be successful.

Time of Completion

The MEng program can take as little as one year to complete. Part-time and online options are available for some areas. 


Traditional On-Campus Programs

Available in all engineering disciplines offered through the college. The program is typically completed in two academic semesters plus one additional semester to complete the capstone (your choice of an industry internship or a project). Explore the degree programs

Serving working engineers who cannot participate in a traditional program. The online programs offer 2 courses each semester so that the degree can be completed in 5 semesters.

Working with international partners – Students earn two degrees, one from UC and one from the international partner.

A specialized program provided in collaboration with the University of Bordeaux in France. The program features a practice-oriented program that results in two degrees, one from each university.

Your success is our priority

We help you succeed with: 

  • Academic advisors to guide you throughout your degree 
  • Dedicated career coach to help you prepare for your job search and connect you with employers
  • Scholarship support offered to every graduate student
  • Faculty with industry expertise and connections


The MEng degree requires completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours including:

  • Core courses – to develop professional skills (2 courses required)
  • Discipline required courses – to develop graduate-level technical competencies (number of courses varies by program)
  • Capstone experience – demonstrates application of skills and synthesis of knowledge. Several options available for completing the capstone, including a project or an industry internship.

Handbook and Requirements

Contact Information

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Eugene Rutz

Assoc Dean, CEAS - Graduate Studies



Academic Director in CEAS with responsibility for the Master of Engineering Programs, the accelerated engineering (ACCEND) programs, eLearning initiatives and high school dual enrollment programs.  Research interests in teaching and learning, efficacy of technology for education, learning styles, and efficacy of educational structures. 
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Julie J Steimle

SES Program Coordinator, PASS, CEAS - Graduate Studies