What is Additive Manufacturing?
Additive manufacturing is a growing field that crosses disciplinary boundaries and a focused program provides benefits to students. Additive manufacturing (AM) offers an entirely different and new product life-cycle comprised of conceptualization, design and manufacturing. Recent advances in AM machines, materials and simulation technology provide unprecedented design flexibility that enables innovations and inventions leading to new products and processes with reduced time, cost and risk. The program provides necessary education and skills to contribute to this field.
The Master of Engineering (MEng) program provides a graduate degree that focuses on the practice of engineering in order to better serve working professionals. Rather than culminate in a research experience and a thesis, the Master of Engineering curriculum provides skills and expertise that enhance the individual’s ability to contribute to the technical workforce. The difference between the traditional Master of Science degree and the MEng degree is not on the rigor of the coursework or a lack of competencies, but rather on the focus of the curriculum.
The program provides advanced training to students interested in expanding their knowledge and expertise. Depending on a student’s interest, the degree could add significant depth to an individual’s understanding of the practice of engineering or the program could be constructed to focus on greater inter-disciplinary breadth if that is the educational objective of the student. In today’s competitive technology environment, industries need to have highly skilled practicing engineers who are flexible in their professional capabilities. The MEng program is a practice oriented, focused degree and caters to this need.
Undergraduate degree in engineering, engineering technology or computer science from an ABET accredited program with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Individuals who do not meet those requirements may be considered by submitting additional materials that demonstrate their ability to be successful in a graduate program.