The Ingram School of Engineering has state-of-the-art multimedia-equipped classrooms, laboratories, and equipment designed to foster engineering education and research and promote active learning through lectures and hands-on experience. Graduates will be ready to make immediate contributions in professional careers or pursue doctoral studies leading to academic and research-related careers.
Students develop multidisciplinary engineering skills with academic depth and industry-driven application focus, necessary for a highly rewarding career in engineering.
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The engineering program provides a practical, industry-driven focus via a long-term, targeted technical project or research thesis related to real-world engineering applications. The project or thesis will be conducted in partnership with local industries and may involve off-campus collaborations.
The program has two options: a traditional thesis option focused on an academic research topic and a directed research option focused on a practical, industry-driven project. Both options require a minimum of 34 hours with engineering and general core courses, multidisciplinary electives, a seminar and at least six hours of thesis or project. Students choose from four separate concentration areas: civil, electrical, industrial or mechanical and manufacturing.
|Degree||Concentration||Hours||Research Option||Minor Option|
|M.S.||Civil Engineering||34||Project*||No minor|
|M.S.||Civil Engineering||34||Thesis||No minor|
|M.S.||Electrical Engineering||34||Project*||No minor|
|M.S.||Electrical Engineering||34||Thesis||No minor|
|M.S.||Industrial Engineering||34||Project*||No minor|
|M.S.||Industrial Engineering||34||Thesis||No minor|
|M.S.||Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering||34||Project*||No minor|
|M.S.||Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering||34||Thesis||No minor|
The Project option is only available to admitted students after approval by the program's graduate advisor. When applying, you will be required to select the Thesis option but may change into the Project option after consultation with the graduate advisor
With input and support from major industries, this program is designed to produce highly qualified graduates with multidisciplinary theoretical and practical skills necessary to perform effectively in all professional contexts.
The Ingram School of Engineering aims to provide students with an exceptional education in various disciplines of engineering, help students achieve excellence in graduate studies and research through a dedicated faculty and a nationally recognized research program, and serve the state and the nation by creating highly-skilled, diverse and motivated professionals capable of technological innovation and dedicated to the improvement of society. The Ingram School will serve students and employers by offering accredited and relevant engineering programs with input from an active Industrial Advisory Board representing local industries.
The faculty maintains high standards of teaching, research, and service in a wide spectrum of areas within civil, electrical, industrial, and mechanical and manufacturing engineering disciplines. Faculty research is facilitated by state-of-the-art laboratories in each of these areas and in multidisciplinary areas including sustainable/renewable energy, “internet of things” technologies and applications, quality healthcare delivery, technology-enhanced infrastructure, and “Smart Cities” initiative including smart grids and mobility innovation.
Employment growth in engineering and engineering-related jobs that require a master’s degree is expected to be strong over the next decade and beyond, according to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Graduates of this program will be ready to enter the workforce in industrial, service, and government organizations or to pursue doctoral studies leading to academic and research-related careers.
The items required for admission consideration are listed below. Additional information for applicants with international credentials can be found on our international web pages.
Transcripts & GPA
- baccalaureate degree in engineering, computer science, physics, technology, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited university. Read additional information about background course work.
- a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
- minimum 3.0 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
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- resume/CV detailing prior work experience, research experience, awards, scholarships, and other related qualifications
- statement of purpose (two pages) conveying your research interests, plans for graduate study, and professional aspirations
- two letters of recommendation from non-related individuals familiar with your scholarly work and/or relevant work experience
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TOEFL, PTE, or IELTS Scores
Applicants are required to submit TOEFL, PTE, or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.
- official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
- official PTE scores required with a 52 overall
- official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
- minimum individual module scores of 6.0
This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.