The Departments of Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering collectively offer a graduate program leading to the Master of Engineering (M.ENG.) degree in Materiel Engineering. Materiel is defined as the equipment, apparatus, and supplies used by an organization. Materiel engineering involves the design, production, test and evaluation, distribution, operation and support, and ultimate disposition of man-made equipment, apparatus, and supplies, and, as such, is highly interdisciplinary.
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, or Mechanical 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.
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.
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 theirletter 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 abachelor’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.
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 email@example.com.
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. Students seeking Master's degrees may, upon departmental approval, transfer a maximum of twelve semester hours of approved graduate credits from an accredited institution.
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 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.