M.Eng. Degree

The accredited Masters of Engineering Degree (M.Eng.) is typically undertaken by our own BS graduates, beginning soon after their undergraduate senior year. This program is designed to allow students to complete an advanced degree in just one year beyond the B.S. Degree. There are two options:

  • Thesis Option: 25 course credits + 6 credits of CHE 697 (MEng Thesis credit). A minimum of 12 credits (of the 25) must be taken at the 600 level.  This option culminates with a thesis.
  • Structured Research Option: 25 course credits + 6 credits (CHE 698: Engineering Project Fundamentals I and CHE 699: Engineering Project Fundamentals II). A minimum of 12 credits (of the 27) must be taken at the 600 level.

Required courses in this program are:

  • CHE 595: Seminar in CHE (1 credit)
  • CHE 610: Advanced Thermodynamics (3 credits)
  • CHE 620: Transport Phenomena (3 credits)
  • CHE 641: Advanced Reactor Design (3 credits)
  • CHE 686: CHE Analysis (3 credits)

Students should complete the remaining 12 hours of the degree using 500- and 600-level technical electives tailored to their individual program needs, provided that at least one-half of the credits counted towards the degree, exclusive of thesis credits, are at the 600-level.  A student may choose technical electives from the course offerings of any Speed School department, from the A&S departments of Physics or Chemistry, or occasionally from the College of Business; any non-ChE course must be approved by the student’s research and academic advisors.

A student who pursues the thesis alternative must select an approved M.Eng. thesis topic and the director and members of the thesis committee during the first term of Graduate Studies. The thesis director must give approval for enrollment in CHE 697.

Candidates for the Master of Engineering degree must have a minimum final cumulative grade point average of 2.75 for all academic work attempted in Graduate Studies. A maximum of six hours of graduate level courses taken as an undergraduate may be used to satisfy M.Eng. degree requirements; these courses should not have been used to also satisfy B.S. degree requirements.

This degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Learn more about the J.B. Speed School of Engineering program accreditation.