Master of Engineering

The requirements below pertain to students starting the program Fall 2014 or after. For students starting prior to Fall 2014, there are different requirements.

Course Catalog

Curriculum ElementCredit HoursCourses
Required Background Courses 2 courses, 6 credit hours (CH) MSEN 601, MSEN 603. Course requirement can be waived by graduate program director if student had taken relevant lower degree or by exam at the discretion of the graduate program director.                                                            Note: MSEN 601 and MSEN 603 are to be reduced from 4 to 3 CH.
Core Curriculum 2 courses, 6 CH MSEN 640 Thermodynamics
MSEN 602 Physics of Materials
Designated Electives 3 courses, 9 CH Any three courses from the Designated Electives list MSEN 601 and MSEN 603 may count towards Designated Electives requirement.
Free Electives min. 1 courses, 3 CH Any course in the catalog 300 level or above
Math Requirement 1 course, 3 CH From list of approved MATH courses (MATH 601-604, STAT 601, PHYS 615, PHYS 616)
Seminars 1 CH (1 semester) MSEN 681
Total Semester Credit Hours Required for Degree30



  • MSEN 684, 685, 691 do not count as free electives.
  • Remaining credit hours to fulfill minimum credit hour requirement (30 CH) may be taken from other courses as per graduate catalog.
  • Limitations on the use of certain courses to fulfill credit hour requirements (see graduate catalog):
    • Not more than 6 CH may be used in any combination of MSEN 684 and MSEN 685
    • Not more than 2 CH of MSEN 681 may be used.
    • No MSEN 691 credit hours may be taken/used to fulfill minimum CH requirement.
    • The maximum number of CH which may be considered for transfer credit is 12 CH.
  • If the students take the required background courses, they can be included in the degree plan and counted as free electives.