2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    Jul 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Engineering (M.Eng.)

Location(s): Brookings Main Campus, Online

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Program Coordinator/Contact

Suzette Burckhard, Assistant Dean of Academic Programs
Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering
Crothers Engineering Hall 312

Program Information

The Master of Engineering program is a professional degree designed to grow your capacity to manage and lead in complex technical organizations. The program is 50% advanced engineering courses, 50% management and leadership courses, and can be completed on-campus or on-line.

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) is a terminal or professional degree as it is coursework only – no thesis. This graduate program is tailored to meet the needs of working professionals at their own pace or for senior-level engineering students who want to earn a graduate degree while still at SDSU. Core classes include project management, operations, and management and leadership, culminating in an applied industry-based project.  Advanced engineering courses come from civil, electrical, mechanical, or agricultural engineering disciplines.

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

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

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 met expected program outcomes. In the Capstone course, students are expected to manage and execute an industry-based project or similar complex application of technical knowledge and management analysis skills.

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: 79 internet-based
​TOEFL Essentials: 8.5
IELTS: 6.5
Duolingo: 110

Accelerated Master’s Program

The accelerated master’s program will be available to eligible SDSU students. Up to twelve (12) graduate level credits may apply to the undergraduate degree as major requirements or electives with approval from the student’s academic advisor, department head/school director, and college dean. Students must follow SDSU Policy 2:22 Use of Graduate Credit for Undergraduate Degree Requirements.

General Requirements

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

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