The M.Eng. Degree

The accredited Masters of Engineering Degree (M.Eng.) is available to UofL ECE undergraduates, starting in the final semester of their senior year. This allows students to complete masters degree requirements in just one year following the B.S. Degree. A total of 32 credit hours are required, 6 hours of which can come from graduate courses taken while classified as an undergraduate. Work that satisfies our Advanced-Level requirement can be accomplished in one of four ways:

  1. An M.Eng Thesis, ECE 697: the thesis is a detailed description of your research results including experimental procedure and background information, and is typically 50-100 pages long.
  2. (2) An M.Eng Paper, ECE 698: the research paper is a concise description of your most exciting research results, written in a succinct style suitable for experts in your field of study and formatted for publication.
  3. (3) An M.Eng. Advanced-Level Independent Project, ECE 699:  Design, manufacture, and demonstration of a novel solution to a technical problem. Typically involves less written description than the thesis or paper options.
  4. (4) Advanced-Level Oral Presentation (ECE 696) + one of the following designated courses (ECE 614, 641, 661, or 667).


Options (1) and (2) count for 8 credit hours towards the degree, while option (3) counts for 3-5 hours, and option (4) counts for 3 hours.

Visit the graduate catalog for approved electives for the Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering.

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.

For more information, please contact Jane Duncan at (502) 852-7517

More Information:

ECE MEng Guidelines