This technical program draws on your existing knowledge of engineering theory and mathematics, as well as practical engineering experience.

The online Master of Science in Engineering program combines management and technical focuses in courses such as Engineering Management, Engineering Communications, and Simulation Modeling of Engineering Systems.

Choose how your career needs will best be suited by selecting an area of emphasis.

  • Applications of Engineering Management: Evolve from a technical engineer into a manager of engineers. Strengthen the soft skills needed to motivate, develop, and direct employees as well as successfully manage projects and resources.
  • Control (Electrical) Systems: Gain the ability to analyze and design classical, modern, and digital control systems in various areas of industry.
  • Engineering Design: Deepen your understanding of engineering fundamentals and acquire the skills to increase and design optimal solutions in a variety of engineering and industrial settings.
  • Structural/Geotechnical Engineering: Explore the AASHTO LRFD design methods in the traditional geotechnical engineering design areas of shallow foundations, deep foundations, earth retaining structures, along with geosynthetics. Learn about LRFD design of steel structures and dynamics of structures, and LRFD design codes and methodologies.

Earn your degree in as little as two years. Total cost of the program is $20,850*. Be sure to ask your Admission Specialist how you can reduce this cost with transfer credits or professional credentials.

"What I love most about the program is that it is not tied to a specific field; rather it provides me the opportunity to select courses based on my career needs, interests, and goals."
Esteban Valderrama, M.S. in Engineering

*Subject to change without notice.

Transfer up to 12 credits toward your degree. Credits need to have been earned from a nationally or regionally accredited institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. You'll want to be sure to let your Admission Specialist know if you have earned credits previously.

Credit Agreements

Have you earned a certificate from one of our partner institutions? If so, credits are awarded according to our agreements:

University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education

University of California-Los Angeles Extension

University of California-San Diego Extension

University of California Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley Extension

Professional Credential

We recognize value in your professional experience. Advanced standing in the Engineering program may be awarded by earning:

The Master of Science in Engineering is earned by completing 30 graduate credits.

Core Courses

  • Applied Statistics
  • Engineering Communication
  • Engineering Management
  • Linear Algebra
  • Optimization with Engineering Applications
  • Simulation Modeling of Engineering Systems

Tailor your education to best suit your career goals with a wide variety of elective courses.

  • Dynamics of Structures
  • Earth Retaining Structures: Design, Analysis, and LRFD
  • Independent Study in Engineering
  • International Supply Chain Management
  • Project Management Techniques I
  • Project Management Techniques II
  • Special Topics in Engineering
  • Supply Chain Management

To be considered for admission, you'll need:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field from a regionally or nationally accredited institution that meets UW System standards and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or above or 2.90 on the last 60 credits from the degree-granting institution.
  • No GRE or GMAT is required.

Applicants not meeting minimum requirements may gain admission through the comprehensive review process. International degrees are considered on an individual basis. For complete information, view the full admission requirements.

To ensure an admission decision for the semester you intend to start on your degree, you'll want to submit your application and supporting materials by:

  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: April 15
  • Fall: July 15

You may be eligible to receive one of the following scholarships.