Dec 03, 2023  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Engineering, Electrical Engineering Concentration, MEng

Total Hours Required for Degree:  30 (Thesis Option) or 36 (Non-thesis Option)


In addition to the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School, applicants for admission to the Master of Engineering program must meet the following requirements:

  • GRE (Graduate Record Examination): ≥ 275 (Quantitative + Verbal); and
  • GPA (Grade Point Average): ≥ 2.75.

Newly admitted graduate students are required to be seen by a graduate advisor prior to enrolling in graduate level engineering courses. All prerequisite and deficiencies in the student’s background for a particular concentration must be addressed by completing some or all of the leveling engineering, mathematics, and/or physics courses listed below.

Thesis Option

  • CPEN, CSCI, ELEN, ENGR, MATH, or STAT Electives (500/600 Level) - 6 hours
  • CSCI, ELEN, ENGR, MATH, or STAT Elective (600 Level) - 3 hours

Non-Thesis Option

  • CPEN, CSCI, ELEN, ENGR, MATH, or STAT Electives (500/600 Level) - 12 hours
  • CSCI, ELEN, ENGR, MATH, or STAT Electives (600 Level) - 9 hours


  • For thesis option, only 6 hours of CSCI, MATH, and STAT can be used.  For non-thesis option, only 9 hours of CSCI, MATH, and STAT can be used.
  • The courses taken must be approved by an advisor.
  • For non-thesis option, students must also pass the Graduate Comprehensive Exam (GCE).
    • Student must successfully pass GCE during the final semester. This GCE is based on topics presented in required courses.
    • Student with unsatisfactory result in first attempt of GCE will be given a second exam within the same semester. Failure on the second attempt of GCE will result in additional courses recommended by the Electrical Engineering Graduate Committee.
    • The third attempt of GCE is the final attempt and a failure in passing the GCE will result in failure to complete the Master of Engineering graduate requirements and student will not graduate from the program.

General Notes

  • At least one-half of the total number of credit hours required for a graduate degree, excluding credit for thesis, must be at the 600 level.
  • Credits applied must be earned within 6 calendar years from the time the student first enrolled in the program.
  • No grade below C and not more than 6 credit hours of C work can be applied toward the degree.
  • Only transfer credits with a grade of B or better may be applied toward the degree.
  • All degree and graduation requirements may be found on the Graduate School Regulations  page.