The University of Evansville has announced plans to implement a new Masters of Engineering (M.Eng.) graduate program. Students will be able to enroll in the program beginning in the Fall of 2019. The professional degree program will offer three options: Master of Engineering – Electrical Engineering, Master of Engineering – Computer Engineering, and Master of Engineering – Computer Science. This 12-month graduate program is designed for those with a bachelor’s degree in engineering who wish to gain advanced knowledge and experience in their field.
The program’s one-year time frame is especially beneficial for undergraduate engineering students as they can extend their studies by one more year and obtain both a bachelor’s and a M.Eng. degree.
“Earning a Master of Engineering degree enables students to begin their career at an advanced level,” explained Ying Shang, UE dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. “Most engineers only have a bachelor’s degree, so those who have a M.Eng. stand out in the job market and in their work place. In fact, the salary for an engineer with a M.Eng. degree is typically $20,000 higher than for an engineer who just has a bachelor’s degree.”
The curriculum of all three degree options in the program follow a similar format but differ in specific course requirements and content. Students take advanced courses in their engineering area option and in related fields.
Admission into the Master of Engineering degree program requires an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science. The cost of the program is $525 per hour.