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Advance your career with a master’s degree in engineering. Our convenient evening classes provide the flexibility your schedule demands. Read more
Advance your career with a master’s degree in engineering. Our convenient evening classes provide the flexibility your schedule demands.

MSOE’s Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) program is an interdisciplinary engineering program with primary emphases in the areas of electrical engineering (EE) and mechanical engineering (ME). A key component of the MSE program is the breadth of engineering background that students gain in areas of systems engineering, EE and ME. Additionally, each student is offered some degree of concentration through the selection of an engineering option and electives.

This interdisciplinary approach is a distinguishing feature of MSOE’s program and students are encouraged to take engineering courses both within and outside of their discipline. Courses cover topics like simulation and modeling, operations research, quality engineering, advanced engineering mathematics, finite element analysis, advanced mechanics, fluid power systems, data communications, control systems and advanced electronic systems.

The MSE program’s major emphasis is on the further development of engineering knowledge and skills in an effort to enhance the productivity of the practicing engineer. The program provides a flexible platform for students to take either an integrated approach or a specialized approach to meet the demands of their career. The course work emphasizes engineering concepts and theory through presentation, and faculty bring extensive industry experience to the classroom.

A nine-credit capstone engineering project option is included as part of the program. A non-project option is also available, which includes two specialty courses and a three-credit engineering paper in the specialty.

Curriculum Format

All classes are offered in the evening, providing convenient scheduling. The program is designed for individuals who hold bachelor degrees in engineering, engineering technology or other closely related areas. Each student works with the program director to plan a course of study tailored to his or her needs. Typically, a total of 45 graduate credits is required to complete the program, but degree requirements may vary depending upon the type of bachelor’s degree.

MSE Program Options

Each student selects either a capstone engineering project or the non-project option.

The engineering project option can either draw from the multiple disciplines studied within the program or focus more on technical areas within the student’s chosen engineering discipline. After consulting with a faculty advisor, each student develops an engineering project proposal and presents it for approval before a committee.

The non-project option requires a two-course sequence in 700- or 800-level EE/ME specialty courses and a final course (GE-791) in which a specialty paper is written. Each student completes an analysis/design of a certain aspect of the chosen specialty and presents it both orally and in writing.

100% Online delivery

Geography is not a constraint for students interested in completing the MSE at a distance. In addition to the face-to-face class format, there is also the option to take courses via 100% online distance delivery. The rich faculty, student interaction that is the hallmark of the MSE is replicated in online classes creating dynamic and flexible learning environments. Students can choose which format best fits their lives, while advancing their learning and professional skills.

Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

- Graduates create new value in a process or product at their workplace through application of advanced engineering skills and knowledge
- Graduates advance in their careers as a direct result of completing the degree

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the MSE program will:
- be able to utilize advanced mathematics, with a primary focus on numerical methods and models, to solve engineering problems involving multivariate differential systems
- have demonstrated an ability to apply advanced engineering principles to complex problems in his or her chosen specialty
- have demonstrated an ability to integrate and analyze information in a chosen specialty in the form of scholarly work, either as an independent specialty paper or as an independent engineering project
- have the ability to effectively present and communicate technical concepts, both orally and in writing

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Advance your career with a master’s degree in civil engineering. Our convenient evening classes provide the flexibility your schedule demands. Read more
Advance your career with a master’s degree in civil engineering. Our convenient evening classes provide the flexibility your schedule demands.

MSOE’s Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCVE) program is designed to equip students with the advanced knowledge 
and skills necessary for professional practice. The MSCVE program was designed to address the new civil engineering Body of Knowledge requirements for graduate programs developed by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Students will be able to specialize in one of the following three areas: (1) construction management, (2) environmental and water resources engineering, and (3) structural engineering.

Completion of the MSCVE program satisfies the proposed educational requirement promulgated by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying calling for a minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent as a prerequisite for professional engineering licensure.

MSOE’s MSCVE program is tailored to the student who already has an undergraduate degree from an ABET-accredited civil engineering program. Students who do not have an ABET-accredited undergraduate degree in civil engineering may have to take additional prerequisite courses as specified by the Program Director. These additional prerequisite courses will be chosen by the MSCVE Program Director based on the student’s academic background to help ensure that the student is equipped to be successful in civil engineering graduate studies at MSOE.

Curriculum Format

The MSCVE program requires completion of 45 graduate credits. At least 36 of these credits shall be taken from courses within the student’s chosen specialty; up to 9 credits may be taken from courses within other civil engineering specialty areas or from courses offered by other departments.

During the last year of the student’s graduate studies, the student must complete either (a) a nine-credit, three-quarter Capstone Project consisting of CV-800, CV-890, and CV-892, or (b) a three-credit, one-quarter Capstone Report consisting of CV-800 only. The former is appropriate for students wishing to conduct graduate-level research for personal enrichment or as preparation for subsequent graduate studies; the latter is appropriate for students who wish to take additional coursework in preparation for professional civil engineering practice.

Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

- Formulate and solve ill-defined engineering or construction problems appropriate to civil engineering.
- Conduct a literature review in a specialized technical area appropriate to civil engineering.
- Analyze and/or design a complex system or process in a specialized technical area appropriate to civil engineering.

Student Outcomes

Graduate of the MSCVE program will:
- be able to evaluate complex systems or processes within realistic constraints such as customary standards of practice, costs, and sustainability.
- be able to choose to pursue registration as a professional engineer or certification as a professional construction manager will, after attaining the required years of work experience stipulated by the relevant licensing board, achieve that distinction.
- pursue opportunities to advance their technical and professional skills through lifelong learning.
- be able to obtain a Ph.D. in their area of civil engineering specialization, if desired.

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Sustainable engineering refers to the integration of social, environmental, and economic considerations into product, process, and energy system design methods. Read more
Sustainable engineering refers to the integration of social, environmental, and economic considerations into product, process, and energy system design methods. Additionally, sustainable engineering encourages the consideration of the complete product and process lifecycle during the design effort. The intent is to minimize environmental impacts across the entire lifecycle while simultaneously maximizing the benefits to social and economic stakeholders. The MS in sustainable engineering is multidisciplinary and managed by the industrial and systems engineering department.

The program builds on RIT’s work in sustainability research and education and offers students the flexibility to develop tracks in areas such as renewable energy systems, systems modeling and analysis, product design, and engineering policy and management. Course work is offered on campus and available on a full- or part-time basis.

Educational objectives

The program is designed to accomplish the following educational objectives:

- Heighten awareness of issues in areas of sustainability (e.g., global warming, ozone layer depletion, deforestation, pollution, ethical issues, fair trade, gender equity, etc.).

- Establish a clear understanding of the role and impact of various aspects of engineering (design, technology, etc.) and engineering decisions on environmental, societal, and economic problems. Particular emphasis is placed on the potential trade-offs between environmental, social, and economic objectives.

- Strong ability to apply engineering and decision-making tools and methodologies to sustainability-related problems.

- Demonstrate a capacity to distinguish professional and ethical responsibilities associated with the practice of engineering.

Plan of study

Technical in nature, the program equips engineers with the tools they need to meet the challenges associated with delivering goods, energy, and services through sustainable means. In addition to basic course work in engineering and classes in public policy and environmental management, students are required to complete a research thesis directly related to sustainable design challenges impacting society. Many thesis projects support the sustainability-themed research being conducted by RIT faculty in the areas of fuel-cell development, life-cycle engineering, and sustainable process implementation.

Students must successfully complete a total of 33 semester credit hours of course work comprised of five required core courses; two graduate engineering electives in an area of interest such as energy, modeling, manufacturing and materials, transportation and logistics, or product design and development; one social context elective; one environmental technology elective; two semesters of Graduate Seminar I, II (ISEE-795, 796); and a thesis. This research-oriented program is designed to be completed in two years.

Curriculum

- First Year

Fundamentals of Sustainable Engineering
Engineering of Systems I
Renewable Energy Systems
Graduate Seminar I
Lifecycle Assessment
Engineering Electives
Graduate Seminar II

- Second Year

Technology Elective
Social Context Elective
Research and Thesis

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The Engineering Technology M.S. program, geared toward full-time professionals with night classes, addresses dynamic changes in business and industry. Read more
The Engineering Technology M.S. program, geared toward full-time professionals with night classes, addresses dynamic changes in business and industry. Technically competent professionals can improve their skills to help successfully transition into leadership positions in their field of expertise and into a general leadership role outside their area of technical expertise as their careers grow. Students are educated at the master’s level in core engineering technologies and the management of those technologies. The program incorporates courses covering topics common to all areas of the technology sector of industry, including Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, state-of-the-art technologies, alternative energy sources and conservation, engineering project management, applied research, and safety. A non-thesis option includes a business/industry project that must demonstrate Six Sigma methodology. Each course offers an industry component that provides real-world experience, while students also conduct applied research in several classes. Faculty members are highly experienced in their fields and have close ties to area industry.

Degrees

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Engineering Technology includes concentrations in Engineering Technology and in Occupational Health and Safety. The Department of Engineering Technology also participates in the Engineering Management concentration of the Master of Professional Science degree.

The Engineering Technology concentration provides students with the tools to help understand and solve problems found at the intersection of management, technology, and entrepreneurship.

Applicants must

take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Successful applicants typically have a quantitative score of 148+ and a verbal score of 143+.
submit official transcripts of all previous college work. If the transcripts are issued from an international (non-U.S.) institution, a course-by course analysis is required. Original non-U.S. transcripts should be submitted directly to the evaluation service.

Application deadlines: April 15, to be considered for graduate assistantships and admission in Summer or Fall; Oct. 1, for admission in the Spring. Applications are accepted late, but admission consideration is not guaranteed.

Candidates must either 1) complete and successfully defend a thesis or 2) make an oral presentation and written report on their Six Sigma project to graduate faculty at the end of the program.

Most of the courses require technical written reports and oral class presentations, while three classes require industry-related projects where certifications are earned in Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing. Credits toward a certification in Project Management from the Project Management Institute (PMI) are also awarded.

Some graduates also end up with minors, with computer information systems and business among the popular ones.

Career

This program teaches students interpersonal, management, and engineering skills needed for success in technology-driven organizations, whether public or private. The focus on these enhanced skills reflects an increasing need in the workplace for graduate students to fast-track into engineering/technical management or high-value specialty knowledge management positions. Industry areas include manufacturing/assembly, medical, human resources/training, and service (retail, food service, etc.), as well as applied sciences. Some potential positions for degree-holders:

Engineering and technical manager for:
Manufacturing operations (including design, assembly, and fabrication)
Health care
Food production
Training/consulting
Government agencies
Engineering designer
Engineering project manager for:
Process control companies
Enterprise resource systems developers
Technology development enterprises
Manager for global technology companies
Process and product engineer for manufacturing operations
Safety engineers and manager for production operations

Employers of MTSU alumni include:

Barrett Rifles
Bridgestone-Firestone
Calsonic North America Inc.
General Mills/Pillsbury
MAHLE Tennex Filters
Murfreesboro Electric Department
Nissan North America
Rich’s Products
Schneider Electric
State of Tennessee
Tennessee Valley Authority
Tridon Clamps
Vanderbilt Medical Center
Veterans Administration

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The master of science degree in computer engineering provides students with a high level of specialized knowledge in computer engineering, strengthening… Read more

Program overview

The master of science degree in computer engineering provides students with a high level of specialized knowledge in computer engineering, strengthening their ability to successfully formulate solutions to current technical problems, and offers a significant independent learning experience in preparation for further graduate study or for continuing professional development at the leading edge of the discipline. The program accommodates applicants with undergraduate degrees in computer engineering or related programs such as electrical engineering or computer science. (Some additional bridge courses may be required for applicants from undergraduate degrees outside of computer engineering).

Plan of study

The degree requires 30 semester credit hours and includes Analytical Topics in Computer Engineering (CMPE-610), two core courses, four graduate electives, two semesters of graduate seminar, and the option of completing either a thesis research or a graduate project. The core courses and graduate electives provide breadth and depth of knowledge. The Computer Engineering Graduate Seminar (CMPE-795) provides students with exposure to a variety of topics presented by researchers from within RIT, industry, and other universities, and guides students to choose either a thesis or project as their culminating experience. The Project/Thesis Initiation Seminar (CMPE-796) guides students to complete their thesis proposal or project execution plan with their faculty adviser.

Students who pursue the thesis option complete nine semester credit hours of thesis research (CMPE-790) to conduct research with a faculty adviser to answer a fundamental science/engineering question that contributes to new knowledge in the field. Students are expected to formulate the problem under the faculty adviser's guidance and conduct extensive quantitative or qualitative analyses with sound methodology. Research findings should be repeatable and generalizable, with sufficient quality to make them publishable in technical conferences and/or journals. Students who pursue the project option take six semester credits of graduate electives directly related to their project deliverables and three semester credits of Graduate Project (CMPE-792) to professionally execute a project under the supervision of a faculty adviser. The project generally addresses an immediate and practical problem, a scholarly undertaking that can have tangible outcomes, where students are expected to give a presentation or demonstration of the final deliverables of the project.

Research tracks/Graduate electives

Students may select four graduate electives from within the following research tracks. Students are encouraged to choose most of their graduate electives within a single research track. At least two of the electives must be from the computer engineering department (computer engineering department courses begin with the prefix CMPE). Courses outside the lists below may be considered with approval from the department of computer engineering. Research tracks are available in the following areas (see website for research track details):
-Computer architecture
-Computer vision and machine intelligence
-Integrated circuits and systems
-Networks and security
-Signal processing, control and embedded systems
-Additional graduate-level math courses

Curriculum

Thesis and project options differ in course sequence, see website for a particular option's module information.

Other admission requirements

-Submit official transcripts (in English) from all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
-Have an GPA of 3.0 or higher.
-Submit scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
-Submit two letters of reference from individuals well qualified to judge the candidate's ability for graduate study, and complete a graduate application.
-International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

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The Professional Science master’s degree with an Engineering Management concentration is specifically designed to provide engineers, scientists, and technicians with business and management tools needed in leadership positions. Read more
The Professional Science master’s degree with an Engineering Management concentration is specifically designed to provide engineers, scientists, and technicians with business and management tools needed in leadership positions. Intended for working professionals, the program can be completed on a part-time basis over two years. Classes are held in the evening and many online. The program helps equip master's candidates to implement and manage competitive process innovation and product development. Graduates should interact comfortably and intelligently with scientific researchers as well as business leaders by developing the skill set of both. The Engineering Management degree is industry-recognized, and credits are transferrable. Students are taught to apply science to solve business issues, while simultaneously developing valued business skills including management, policy, law, project management, finance, and managerial accounting. The program emphasizes writing and communication skills. A final project or team experience, as well as an internship, is required.

The Master of Science (M.S.) with a major in Professional Science includes a business core with specific concentrations in Actuarial Sciences, Biostatistics, Biotechnology, Engineering Management, Geosciences, and Health Care Informatics.

The M.S. in Professional Science combines the business management skills commonly found in the traditional M.B.A.-type program with advanced learning in specific science fields.

MTSU’s degree has been recognized as the premier Professional Science master’s program in the U.S. by the National Professional Science Master’s Association.

Career

Graduates go to work in a wide variety of positions in technology-based companies, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and consulting firms. Engineering managers are hired by virtually every major corporation in the world. The national average starting salary is $77,467 for EM master’s graduates. Engineering management master’s programs boost careers by helping train students to solve complex problems; utilize basic finance, accounting, economics, and risk analysis methods; provide competent leadership and develop the skills and abilities of teams and individuals within a company; communicate effectively; and understand the societal, ethical, cultural, legal, and political issues that are prevalent in today's global society. A sample listing of career fields from the American Society for Engineering (Sedrick led the team to create the list):

Corporate officers (CEO, COO, CFO)
Engineering managers
Information technology managers
Marketing managers
Plant managers and engineers
Production supervisors
Technical project managers and engineering
Technical sales

Employers of MTSU alumni:

This information is still being compiled since this is a new program.

A sample listing of engineering management employers:

3M
Accenture
American Express
ARCO
Arnold Engineering and Development Center
Assurant
AT&T
Automation Alliance Group
Boeing
Bridgestone
Capital One
Ceco Construction
L-3 Coleman Aerospace
Emerson Electric
EMIT Inc
FedEx
Feintool Tennessee Inc.
Ford
GAF Materials Corp.
General Electric
General Motors
Hallmark Cards
Honeywell
IBM
InBev-Anheuser Busch
Jacobs Engineering
Jarrell Contracting Inc.
John Deere
Johnson & Johnson
Junction Solutions
Luman International
Nissan
Olin Corporation
Radio Mobile
Spitzer Industries, Sprint
Tennessee Valley Association
Trabue Industrial Systems
U.S. Department of Defense
Veteran Affairs
Volkswagen

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The master of science degree in materials science and engineering, offered jointly by the College of Science and the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, is designed with a variety of options to satisfy individual and industry needs in the rapidly growing field of materials. Read more
The master of science degree in materials science and engineering, offered jointly by the College of Science and the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, is designed with a variety of options to satisfy individual and industry needs in the rapidly growing field of materials.

The objectives of the program are threefold:

- With the advent of new classes of materials and instruments, the traditional practice of empiricism in the search for and selection of materials is rapidly becoming obsolete. Therefore, the program offers a serious interdisciplinary learning experience in materials studies, crossing over the traditional boundaries of such classical disciplines as chemistry, physics, and electrical, mechanical, and microelectronic engineering.

- The program provides extensive experimental courses in diverse areas of materials-related studies.

- The program explores avenues for introducing greater harmony between industrial expansion and academic training.

Plan of study

A minimum of 30 semester credit hours is required for the completion of the program. This includes five required core courses, graduate electives, and either a thesis or project. The core courses are specially designed to establish a common base of materials-oriented knowledge for students with baccalaureate degrees in chemistry, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, and related disciplines, providing a new intellectual identity to those involved in the study of materials.

The program has an emphasis on experimental techniques, with one required experimental course as part of the core. Additional experimental courses are available for students who wish to pursue course work in this area. These courses are organized into appropriate units covering many aspects of the analysis of materials. This aspect of the program enhances a student’s confidence when dealing with materials-related problems.

- Electives

Elective courses may be selected from advanced courses offered by the School of Chemistry and Materials Science or, upon approval, from courses offered by other RIT graduate programs. Elective courses are scheduled on a periodic basis. Transfer credit may be awarded based on academic background beyond the bachelor’s degree or by examination, based on experience.

- Thesis/Project

Students may choose to complete a thesis or a project as the conclusion to their program. Students who pursue the thesis option take two graduate electives, complete nine semester credit hours of research, and produce a thesis paper. The project option includes four graduate electives and a 3 credit hour project.

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the MS program in materials science and engineering, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

- Hold a baccalaureate degree in chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or a related field from an accredited college or university,

- Submit official transcripts (in English) from all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work,

- Submit two letters of recommendation, and

- Complete a graduate application.

- International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Test of Written English (TWE). A minimum TOEFL score of 575 (paper-based) or 88-89 (Internet-based) is required. A 4.0 is required on the TWE. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores are accepted in place of the TOEFL exam. Minimum scores will vary; however, the absolute minimum score required for unconditional acceptance is 6.5. For additional information about the IELTS, please visit http://www.ielts.org. In addition, upon arrival at RIT, international students are required to take the English language exams, administered by the English Language Center. Individuals scoring below an established minimum will be referred to the center for further evaluation and assistance. These students are required to follow the center’s recommendations regarding language course work. It is important to note that this additional course work may require additional time and financial resources to complete the degree requirements. Successful completion of this course work is a requirement for the program.

Candidates not meeting the general requirements may petition for admission to the program. In such cases, it may be suggested that the necessary background courses be taken at the undergraduate level. However, undergraduate credits that make up deficiencies may not be counted toward the master’s degree.

Any student who wishes to study at the graduate level must first be admitted to the program. However, an applicant may be permitted to take graduate courses as a nonmatriculated student if they meet the general requirements mentioned above.

Additional information

- Part-time study

The program offers courses in the late afternoon and evenings to encourage practicing scientists and engineers to pursue the degree program without interrupting their employment. (This may not apply to courses offered off campus at selected industrial sites.) Students employed full time are normally limited to a maximum of two courses, or 6 semester credit hours, each semester. A student who wishes to register for more than 6 semester credit hours must obtain the permission of his or her adviser.

- Maximum limit on time

University policy requires that graduate programs be completed within seven years of the student's initial registration for courses in the program. Bridge courses are excluded.

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The graduate programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering are designed to prepare students for a broad range of careers by providing a foundation of study in several technical areas. Read more
The graduate programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering are designed to prepare students for a broad range of careers by providing a foundation of study in several technical areas. Your course of study will be individualized to suit your interests, with intensive training in numerous specializations, such as all aspects of computer engineering, control systems, signal processing and communications, information assurance, VLSI, microelectronics, electro-optics, and power/energy.

The Master's of Science (MS) degree program prepares students for development-oriented engineering careers and/or continuation onto doctoral studies by providing a balance of advanced theory and practical engineering knowledge. The typical time for completion of the MS is 18–24 months of full-time study.

Applicant Qualifications

- Undergraduate major in electrical engineering, computer engineering or related field
- Previous coursework experience in each of the following (or equivalent) areas:
*Calculus through differential equations
*Computer programming
*Electrical circuits
*Electronics
*Digital design logic
*Laboratory experience

- Qualified applicants with non-ECE backgrounds may be extended an offer of conditional admission which will last until they fulfill the department's requirements for regular admission (generally, completion of specific undergraduate courses)
- Minimum GRE quantitative scores of 700 (old scale; 155 new scale); (750 old scale preferred; 169 new scale). GRE scores not required for graduates of ABET-accredited engineering programs
- Minimum TOEFL score of 80 (internet-based exam) for students whose native language is not English. A minimum score of 100 is desirable for students seeking teaching assistantships

All applicants must submit the following:

- Online graduate degree application and application fee
- Transcripts from each college/university at which you earned a degree
- Two letters of recommendation (except PhD applicants, as described above)
- Personal statement (2-3 pages) describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your career aspirations, your special interests within your field, and any unusual features of your background that might need explanation or be of interest to your program's admissions committee.
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
- Official GRE scores

And, for international applicants:
- International Student Financial Statement form
- Official bank statement/proof of support
- Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores

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See the department website - http://www.se.rit.edu/grad. The master of science in software engineering is designed to attract professionals with a formal undergraduate background in software engineering, computer science, or computer engineering and at least one year of professional experience. Read more
See the department website - http://www.se.rit.edu/grad

The master of science in software engineering is designed to attract professionals with a formal undergraduate background in software engineering, computer science, or computer engineering and at least one year of professional experience. The program’s core content ensures that graduates will possess both breadth and depth of knowledge in software engineering. Specialization tracks in software quality and design provide students with the opportunity to match their graduate education with their professional goals.

Plan of study

The program comprises 36 semester credit hours, anchored by either a thesis or a capstone project.

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the MS program in software engineering, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

- Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution,

- Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher (Prospective students from institutions that do not use the GPA scale are expected to demonstrate an equivalent level of academic accomplishment. Formal academic background in software engineering, computer science, or computer engineering is a plus.),

- Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work,

- Submit a professional essay (1-4 pages) describing current job (if applicable), relevant experience, and career plans,

- Submit a current resume (including descriptions of significant software projects in which the candidate participated),

- Submit two letters of recommendation, and

- Complete a graduate application.

- International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum scores of 570 (paper-based) or 88 (Internet-based) are required. International applicants must provide Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores. Domestic students are encouraged to provide GRE scores.

Professional experience developing software is preferred, but candidates without a background in computing will be considered. Additional bridge course work will be required, and may extend time to graduation.

Additional information

- Bridge courses

Based on the evaluation of academic and relevant experience, the graduate program director may require some applicants to successfully complete bridge courses to fill in any gaps in their background. Successful completion of bridge courses is necessary for registration in graduate-level courses.

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The master of science degree in electrical engineering allows students to customize their course work while working closely with electrical engineering faculty in a contemporary, applied research area. Read more

Program overview

The master of science degree in electrical engineering allows students to customize their course work while working closely with electrical engineering faculty in a contemporary, applied research area. Students may choose among the following six options to customize their graduate program of study:
-Communication
-Control
-Digital systems
-Integrated electronics
-MEMs
-Signal and image processing

Plan of study

The MS degree is awarded upon the successful completion of a minimum of 30 semester credit hours, which includes a 6 credit hour thesis. Students have the option of doing a 3 credit hour graduate paper in place of the thesis. In this case an additional course is required. Students may also choose a course-only option with comprehensive exam (0 credits). All students are expected to attend the Electrical Engineering Graduate Seminar (EEEE-795) for every semester they are on campus.

Curriculum

Course sequence for this program differs according to focus area, see website to view a particular focus area's modules
http://www.rit.edu/programs/electrical-engineering-ms

Other admission requirements

-Submit official transcripts (in English) from all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
-Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
-Submit scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
-Submit two letters of reference from individuals well qualified to judge the candidate's ability for graduate study, and complete a graduate application.
-International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
-Candidates with a bachelor of science degree in fields outside of electrical engineering may be considered for admission, however, they may be required to complete bridge courses to ensure they are adequately prepared for graduate studies in electrical engineering.

Additional information

Graduation requirements:
Students must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. Under certain circumstances, a student chooses or may be required to complete more than the minimum number of credits.

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See the department website - http://www.rit.edu/kgcoe/program/microelectronic-engineering-0. Read more
See the department website - http://www.rit.edu/kgcoe/program/microelectronic-engineering-0

The objective of the master of science degree in microelectronic engineering is to provide an opportunity for students to perform graduate-level research as they prepare for entry into either the semiconductor industry or a doctoral program. The degree requires strong preparation in the area of microelectronics and requires a thesis.

Program outcomes

- Understand the fundamental scientific principles governing solid-state devices and their incorporation into modern integrated circuits.

- Understand the relevance of a process or device, either proposed or existing, to current manufacturing practices.

- Develop in-depth knowledge in existing or emerging areas of the field of microelectronics, such as device engineering, circuit design, lithography, materials and processes, and yield and manufacturing.

- Apply microelectronic processing techniques to the creation/investigation of new process/device structures.

- Communicate technical material effectively through oral presentations, written reports, and publications.

Plan of study

The MS degree is awarded upon the successful completion of a minimum of 33 semester credit hours, including a 6 credit hour thesis.

The program consists of eight core courses, two graduate electives, 3 credits of graduate seminar and a thesis. The curriculum is designed for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in microelectronic engineering. Students who have an undergraduate degree in microelectronic engineering develop a custom course of study with their graduate adviser.

- Thesis

A thesis is undertaken once the student has completed approximately 20 semester credit hours of study. Planning for the thesis, however, should begin as early as possible. Generally, full-time students should complete their degree requirements, including thesis defense, within two years (four academic semesters and one summer term).

Curriculum

- First Year

Microelectronic Fabrication
Lithographic Materials and Processes
Thin Films
Microelectronics Research Methods
Microelectronic Man.
VLS Process Modeling
Graduate Elective*
Microelectronics Research Methods

- Second Year

Graduate Elective*
MS Thesis
Microelectronics Research Methods

* With adviser approval.
Physical Modeling of Semiconductor Devices

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See the department website - http://www.rit.edu/kgcoe/mechanical/program/graduate-ms/overview. The master of science degree in mechanical engineering consists of a minimum of 30 credit hours (24 credit hours of course work and 6 credit hours of thesis). Read more
See the department website - http://www.rit.edu/kgcoe/mechanical/program/graduate-ms/overview

The master of science degree in mechanical engineering consists of a minimum of 30 credit hours (24 credit hours of course work and 6 credit hours of thesis). A limited number of credit hours may be transferred from graduate courses taken outside the university, provided such courses complement a student’s proposed graduate program in the mechanical engineering department. An adviser will review course work for possible transfer credit. Upon matriculation into the MS program, the student should formulate a plan of study in consultation with an adviser.

Plan of study

The program includes core courses, focus area courses, elective courses, and a thesis. All full-time and full-time equivalent students are required to attend the weekly graduate seminar each semester they are on campus.

- Focus area courses

All students must develop a focus area of study, with prior approval from their adviser and the department head. The focus area should consist of at least 9 credit hours of graduate study in mechanical engineering and be related to the student’s technical and professional development interests. Examples of focus areas include controls, thermo/fluids, and mechanics/design/materials.

- Independent study

A student also may earn a limited number of credits by doing an independent study with guidance from a member of the graduate faculty. Areas for independent study include selected topics in applied mathematics, mechanics, thermo-fluids, and controls.

- Thesis

Students prepare and present a formal thesis proposal to their faculty adviser prior to completing their course work. An acceptable proposal – including a statement of work, extensive literature search, and proposed timeline, signed by the student and approved by their faculty adviser and department head – is required before students can register for MSMS Thesis (MECE-790). Students are required to submit a written thesis and orally present their thesis work.

International Students

International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Curriculum

Engineering Analysis
Advanced Engineering Mathematics
Focus Area Courses
Electives
MSME Thesis
Graduate Seminar

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See the department website - http://www.rit.edu/kgcoe/program/industrial-engineering-0. The master of science degree in industrial and systems engineering allows students to customize their course work while working closely with industrial and systems engineering faculty in a contemporary, applied research area. Read more
See the department website - http://www.rit.edu/kgcoe/program/industrial-engineering-0

The master of science degree in industrial and systems engineering allows students to customize their course work while working closely with industrial and systems engineering faculty in a contemporary, applied research area. Faculty members are currently conducting applied project and research work in the areas of contemporary manufacturing processes/systems, ergonomic/biomedical analysis, logistics and supply chain management, sustainable design and development, systems engineering/product development, and systems simulation.

Plan of study

The MS degree is awarded upon successful completion of a minimum of 30 semester credit hours of study. This includes eight courses and a 6 semester credit hour thesis. All students are required to complete at least two semesters of Graduate Seminar (ISEE-795, 796).

Curriculum

- First Year

Systems Modeling and Optimization
Engineering of Systems I
Graduate Seminar I, II
Design of Experiments
Electives

- Second Year

Electives
Research and Thesis

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Materials Science and Engineering offers interdisciplinary programs leading to the degrees of master of science and doctor of philosophy. Read more
Materials Science and Engineering offers interdisciplinary programs leading to the degrees of master of science and doctor of philosophy. Established in 2002, the program offers both the MS and PhD degree in materials science and engineering. While the program is relatively young, the participating departments and faculty on campus have an extensive legacy of research and of offering relevant materials science and engineering academic training.

From the smallest of the small to the opposite end of the spectrum, our students develop a foundation in the principles of materials science, selecting an atomic/nano approach or a bulk/macro approach. This foundation is then coupled with specialized knowledge in one area of materials, such as: energy production, storage and transmission; nanomaterials for a range of applications; electronic materials with a specialization in flexible electronics; biomaterials; modeling and mechanical behavior.

Recent doctoral graduate placements include: Post Doctoral Fellowship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Reliability Engineer for Microsoft Corporation, Research Scientist for Toyota, Senior Research Engineer at LG Electronics, Post Doctoral Fellowship at Northwest National Lab, Senior Process Engineer at Global Foundries

Graduate Degrees Offered

- MS with an engineering emphasis or a science emphasis

All applicants must also submit the following:

- Online graduate degree application and application fee
- Transcripts from each college/university which you attended
- Three letters of recommendation
- Personal statement (2-3 pages) describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your career aspirations, your special interests within your field, and any unusual features of your background that might need explanation or be of interest to your program's admissions committee.
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
- Official GRE scores

And, for international applicants:
- International Student Financial Statement form
- Official bank statement/proof of support
- Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores

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The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics offers a Master of Science in aerospace engineering and mechanics degree via an on-campus program and an off-campus (distance learning - http://bamabydistance.ua.edu/) program through the College of Continuing Studies (http://continuingstudies.ua.edu/). Read more
The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics offers a Master of Science in aerospace engineering and mechanics degree via an on-campus program and an off-campus (distance learning - http://bamabydistance.ua.edu/) program through the College of Continuing Studies (http://continuingstudies.ua.edu/).

An MSAEM can be earned by coursework only or by a combination of coursework and an approved thesis. Most distance learning students elect to complete the coursework only degree option. On-campus students supported by assistantships are expected to complete an approved thesis. Learn more about admission requirements (http://aem.eng.ua.edu/graduate/admissions-and-financial-assistance/).

Visit the website http://aem.eng.ua.edu/graduate/ms-program/

MSAEM – THESIS (PLAN I) OPTION

Credit Hours
A total of 30 semester credit hours is required for a masters of science in aerospace engineering and mechanics degree. For the MSAEM Plan I option, these credit hours consist of:

- 6 hours of Core coursework
- 6 hours of Mathematics coursework, including GES 554
- 12 hours of Elective coursework
- 6 hours of AEM 599 Thesis Research

Elective coursework must be approved by the student’s advisor. Of the 24 coursework credit hours, at least 18 must have an AEM designation.

- Core Course Requirements -

All students must complete a minimum of one (1) class from the Aerospace Core listing of classes and one (1) class from the Mechanics Core listing of classes.

Aerospace Core:
AEM 567 Orbital Mechanics
AEM 582 Space Systems
AEM 614 Airfoil and Wing Theory
AEM 668 Advanced Dynamics of Flight*

Mechanics Core:
AEM 500 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
AEM 530 Continuum Mechanics
AEM 562 Intermediate Dynamics
AEM 637 Theory of Elasticity

* For those without a BSAE degree, this course has the pre-requisite of AEM 568.

- Mathematics Requirement -

A total of six credit hours of mathematics is required. GES 554 Partial Differential Equations, which is 3 credit hours, is required and counts toward the six-credit hour mathematics requirement. The remaining three credit hours of mathematics coursework must be approved by the advisor.

- Elective Coursework Requirement -

A student must complete at least 12 hours of elective coursework. These courses are typically AEM courses, but other approved courses are acceptable. The specific courses must be approved by the student’s advisor.

- Thesis Requirement -

The student is required to submit a written thesis and defend in front of a thesis committee for approval by the committee and the graduate school.

- Test Pilot School -

Students that seek credit for Test Pilot School completed through the United States Air Force may send official transcripts from the TPS to the UA Graduate School for transfer credit. The student must receive a grade of at least a B in TPS for the credit to transfer. Additionally, the transfer of credit from TPS is subject to the restrictions placed on the transfer of credit by the Graduate School and the AEM Department. A maximum of six hours may be transferred. For additional information, view the transfer credit policy at the UA Graduate School website (http://graduate.ua.edu/admin/policy/transfercredit.html).

- Transfer Credit -

With approval of the UA Graduate School, a maximum of 12 hours of graduate credit for coursework completed at another institution may be applied toward the 24 credit hour coursework requirement for the MSAEM Plan I degree. The maximum of 12 hours of graduate transfer credit includes the six hours of credit transferred from TPS, if applicable.

All credit toward the MSAEM degree, including transfer credit, must have been earned during the six years (18 fall, spring and summer semesters) immediately preceding the date on which the MSAEM degree is to be awarded. Students who have earned post-baccalaureate course credit are encouraged to explore transfer credit opportunities. For additional information, view the transfer credit policy at the UA Graduate School website (http://graduate.ua.edu/admin/policy/transfercredit.html).

MSAEM – NON-THESIS (PLAN II) OPTION

Credit Hours
A total of 30 semester credit hours is required for a Master of Science in aerospace engineering and mechanics degree. For the MSAEM Plan II option, these credit hours consist of:

- 6 hours of Core coursework
- 6 hours of Mathematics coursework (including GES 554)
- 18 hours of Elective coursework

Elective coursework must be approved by the student’s advisor. Of the 30 coursework credit hours, at least 18 must have an AEM designation.

- Core Course Requirements -

All students must complete a minimum of one (1) class from the Aerospace Core listing of classes and one (1) class from the Mechanics Core listing of classes.

Aerospace Core:
AEM 567 Orbital Mechanics
AEM 582 Space Systems
AEM 614 Airfoil and Wing Theory
AEM 668 Advanced Dynamics of Flight*

Mechanics Core:
AEM 500 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
AEM 530 Continuum Mechanics
AEM 562 Intermediate Dynamics
AEM 637 Theory of Elasticity

* For those without a BSAE degree, this course has the pre-requisite of AEM 568.

- Mathematics Requirement -

A total of six credit hours of mathematics is required. GES 554 Partial Differential Equations, which is three credit hours, is required and counts toward the six-credit hour mathematics requirement. The remaining three credit hours of mathematics coursework must be approved by the advisor.

- Elective Coursework Requirement -

A student must complete a least 18 hours of elective coursework. These courses are typically AEM courses, but other approved courses are acceptable. The specific courses must be approved by student’s advisor.

- Comprehensive Examination or Culminating Experience -

Students pursuing the MSAEM Plan II degree option have the choice of completing one of the following options to satisfy the requirement of a comprehensive examination or culminating experience:

- Pass one of the Ph.D. qualifying examinations that serves as the comprehensive examination or

- Complete a culminating experience and receive faculty advisor approval for the written report detailing the culminating experience. MSAEM Plan II students may, but are not required to, enroll in AEM 594 Special Projects, three credit hours, complete the culminating experience, and submit the written report detailing the culminating experience as part of the AEM 594 course requirements.

The student must have completed at least 18 hours of coursework prior to submitting the written report for the culminating experience. The approved written report for the culminating experience must be submitted no later than the thesis deadline date during the semester in which the student intends to graduate. The comprehensive examination option may only be attempted twice.

- Test Pilot School -

Students that seek credit for Test Pilot School completed through the United States Air Force may send official transcripts from the TPS to the UA Graduate School for transfer credit. The student must receive a grade of at least a B in TPS for the credit to be transferable. Additionally, the transfer of credit from TPS is subject to the restrictions placed on the transfer of credit by the Graduate School and the AEM Department. A maximum of six hours can be transferred. For additional information, view the transfer credit policy at the UA Graduate School website (http://graduate.ua.edu/admin/policy/transfercredit.html).

- Transfer Credit -

With approval of the UA Graduate School, a maximum of 12 hours of graduate credit for coursework completed at another institution may be applied toward the 30 credit hour coursework requirement for the MSAEM Plan II degree. The maximum of 12 hours of graduate transfer credit includes the six hours of credit transferred from TPS, if applicable.

All credit toward the MSAEM degree, including transfer credit, must have been earned during the six years (18 fall, spring, and summer semesters) immediately preceding the date on which the MSAEM degree is to be awarded. Students who have earned post-baccalaureate course credit are encouraged to explore transfer credit opportunities. For additional information, view the transfer credit policy at the UA Graduate School website (http://graduate.ua.edu/admin/policy/transfercredit.html).

Find out how to apply here - http://graduate.ua.edu/prospects/application/

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