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Master of Engineering in Materiel Engineering


The Materiel Engineering program is designed on a foundation of core courses in systems engineering and management to prepare professionals to be holistic systems thinkers in managing organizations.


With this graduate degree, students are provided with enhanced opportunities for professional development and career advancement. The company benefits from having a better skilled, more adaptable, and satisfied career employee.



The general objective of this program is to provide a curriculum of the highest quality for post-baccalaureate learning opportunities in this highly important area.  Specific objectives are as follows:

  • Provide students with a solid foundation in Materiel Engineering, as well as advanced studies in areas of Civil, Electrical,  Mechanical Engineering, or Systems Engineering
  • Provide a continuum of study leading to a graduate degree
  • Provide a program of study that also accommodates the needs and limitations of mature adults engaged in full-time employment
  • Respond to the anticipated requirement of making the master’s degree, or the equivalent, as an entry-level qualification for attaining professional licensure.


Regular Admission

This program is intended for individuals holding a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited  institution in any area of engineering, mathematics, physics, or related sciences.


Applicants must also provide two letters of recommendation and submit details of any professional work experience. Students from non-English speaking countries are required to have a minimum score of 61 iBT, or 500 PBT on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).


To be admitted with regular status to the Master of Engineering program, an applicant must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in an engineering program from an accredited ABET program.
  • Provide evidence of an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.00 on a scale of 4.00, or have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination.
  • Minimum of GRE scores of 148 on the quantitative portion and 294 on the combined verbal and  quantitative portions.

Conditional Admission

Applicants who do not meet the requirements for regular admission may be granted conditional admission.  Students who are conditionally admitted must fulfill specific requirements stipulated in their letter of admission. Conditional admission status may be granted to applicants with:


Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in engineering may receive conditional admission provided their GPA is at least 2.5 on all under-graduate engineering courses attempted. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree in physics, mathematics, computer science, chemistry, or other fields closely related to engineering may receive conditional admission. All students admitted conditionally are required to earn a minimum grade of ’B’ in each deficiency course to progress to regular admission. Students who fail to meet this requirement will be dismissed from the program.


GRE Waiver

Applicants to the Master of Engineering in Materiel Engineering program who meet the following criteria are eligible for a waiver of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). The eligibility for the waiver is based on the undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale, and a minimum of three years of relevant professional experience. Every applicant is reviewed for the waiver when the application is received; however, a resume is required.  The resume should include applicant’s employment history, professional accomplishments, and three references, one of which must be a supervisor who is familiar with the applicant’s professional experience.  Send your resume to


Degree Requirements 

The Master of Engineering degree in Materiel Engineering is a professional degree and does not require a thesis, but requires a capstone project. The program requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate-level courses with a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.0. 


Conditional admission status may be granted to applicants with an undergraduate degree in physics, mathematics, computer science, chemistry, or other fields closely related to engineering. Students admitted under this provision will be required to successfully complete GEN 500: Analysis of Engineering Systems.



The curriculum consists of

Core Courses—15 semester hours

   GEN 601 Life-Cycle Design Engineering (3)

   GEN 602 Product Assurance Engineering (3)

   GEN 603 Analysis and Simulation Methods (3)

   GEN 604 Test and Evaluation Engineering (3)

   GEN 690 Materiel Engineering Project (3)

Discipline Specialization (civil engineering, electrical engineering, or mechanical or systems engineering) —9 semester hours

Approved Electives—6 semester hours

   Six hours of graduate-level electives should be chosen in any area that strengthens a student’s career goals, and as approved by the advisor.


The concentration in Systems Engineering is open to individuals who do not have an undergraduate degree in engineering.