Master of Engineering Program (MEng)

The Master of Engineering degree at the University of Cincinnati now offers five concentrations that cross disciplines and give you a valuable focus in emerging areas including . . .

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Artificial Intelligence & Cyber Security
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Aero-Systems Operations

The Master of Engineering degree

A Master of Engineering (MEng) degree is designed for those seeking to expand their skills for the technical workforce while also developing professional skills that enhance their organizational effectiveness. It differs from a master of science degree in that it is focused on direct industry application more than research.

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

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

The MEng program can take as little as one year to complete. Part-time and online options are available for some areas. You will advance your knowledge in one of the next hot engineering areas.

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.

The college offers several distinct opportunities:

Traditional on-campus programs – Available in all engineering disciplines offered through the college.  Program typically completed in two academic semesters plus one additional semester to complete the capstone.

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

Dual Degree programs - working with international partners – Students earn two degrees, one from UC and one from the international partner.

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

Follow the links to learn more about your options to improve your skills and expertise for the technical workforce.

Handbook and Requirements

For inquiries about the MEng programs please contact

Eugene Rutz
Director of MEng Programs

Julie Steimle
Coordinator, MEng Programs