2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    Feb 27, 2020  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Engineering (M.Eng.)

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Program Coordinator/Contact

Teresa Hall, Professor
Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering
116 Solberg Hall, Box 2223
E-mail: teresa.hall@sdstate.edu

Program Information

The Master of Engineering program is designed to allow students to pursue advanced training in engineering and science, while simultaneously developing workplace capabilities and skills highly valued by employers for management, leadership, and other professional responsibilities.

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) builds upon the undergraduate engineering degree as a ‘capstone’ sequence composed of advanced engineering discipline courses and applied management and leadership courses.  The M.Eng. is considered a terminal or professional degree as it does not culminate in a thesis or research project.  This coursework-only graduate program is tailored to meet the needs of working professionals and senior-level engineering students seeking advanced education via the graduate degree.

The M.Eng. has a dedicated industrial advisory board to provide input and guidance on expected student competencies and program outcomes.  These are the board approved program competencies:

At the time of graduation from the Master of Engineering program, students will have:

  • in-depth technical knowledge in engineering;
  • knowledge of contemporary leadership and management in professional practice;
  • a demonstrated ability to apply engineering, management and leadership concepts; and,
  • a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally, graphically and in writing.

The Capstone course (GE 750) is used to determine whether students have achieved the program competencies.  In the Capstone course, students are expected to manage and execute an industry-based project or similar complex application of technical knowledge and management skills.

Course Delivery Format

The program engages students in lecture (face-to-face and online), laboratory courses, and in field-based learning experiences, depending on the elective courses selected.  The program is primarily online.

Available Options for Graduate Degrees

Master of Engineering Option D - Coursework Only (Professional) 30 Credit Hours

Core Requirements


Select one of the following.  Credits: 3

Total Required Credits: 30 (Option D)

Additional Admission Requirements

GRE:  Not required
TOEFL: 550 paper-based, 79 internet-based
IELTS: 6.5

General Requirements

Graduate students should consult with their advisor before registering for graduate work.

For additional information refer to the Master’s Degree Requirements .

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