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 $21,450*. 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.
Have you earned a certificate from one of our partner institutions? If so, credits are awarded according to our agreements:
University of California-Los Angeles Extension
We recognize value in your professional experience. Advanced standing in the Engineering program may be awarded by earning:
Required Core Courses
ENGRG 5000: Engineering Communications
ENGRG 5030: Linear Algebra (Required for Structural/Geotechnical emphasis) or ENGRG 6050: Applied Statistics
ENGRG 7030: Simulation Modeling of Engineering Systems or ENGRG 7070: Optimization with Engineering Applications
ENGRG 7800: Engineering Management
Areas of Emphasis
You will customize your degree with an area of emphasis, earned by completing at least nine credits in your chosen area.
ENGRG 7030: Simulation Modeling of Engineering Systems
ENGRG 7070: Optimization with Engineering Applications
ENGRG 7510: Design of Experiments
ENGRG 7520: Design for Manufacturability
ENGRG 7530: Design for Usability
ENGRG 7540: Advanced Finite Element Method
ENGRG 7550: Product Design and Development
ENGRG 7560: Sustainability in Engineering Design and Manufacturing
Applications of Engineering Management
ENGRG 7810: Advanced Production and Operations Analysis
ENGRG 7820: Quality Engineering and Management
ENGRG 7830: Advanced Cost and Value Analysis
ENGRG 7840: Systems Engineering Management
ENGRG 7850: Taguchi Method of Designing Experiments
ENGRG 7860: Continuous Improvement with Lean Principles
Control (Electrical) Systems
For the structural/geotechnical engineering technical emphasis, elective courses must also be chosen from the structural/geotechnical engineering technical emphasis area listed here.
ENGRG 5030: Linear Algebra
ENGRG 7540: Advanced Finite Element Method
ENGRG 6230: Structural Steel Design with LRFD or ENGRG 7220: Dynamics of Structures
ENGRG 7260: Advanced Shallow Foundations Design with LRFD Applications, ENGRG 7270: Advanced Deep Foundations Design with LRFD Applications, ENGRG 7280: Geosynthetics Engineering, or ENGRG 7290: Earth Retaining Structures: Design, Analysis and LRFD
Elective courses are available for engineering design, applications of engineering management, and control (electrical) systems.
BUSADMIN 6100: Supply Chain Management or ISCM 7100: International Supply Chain Management
PROJMGT 7010: Project Management Techniques I
PROJMGT 7020: Project Management Techniques II
ENGRG 6750 Computational Methods in Engineering
ENGRG 7220: Dynamics of Structures
ENGRG 7290: Earth Retaining Structures: Design, Analysis and LRFD
ENGRG 7930: Special Topics in Engineering (1-3 credits)
ENGRG 7980: Independent Study in Engineering (1-3 credits)
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