Master of Engineering

Mississippi State University - Center for Distance Education

Program Description

Master of Engineering

Mississippi State University - Center for Distance Education

The Master of Engineering (M Eng) is a professional degree designed for students seeking a non-specific discipline degree in engineering who do not normally have access to traditional degree granting programs at the graduate level. No “core” courses are required as part of the M Eng degree program; each individual program of study will be developed from a list of available courses, student interests, educational background, work experience, and needs.

The primary objective of this inter-disciplinary program is to allow professional engineers to pursue a flexible graduate degree in a web-based format. The program will uphold the same rigorous academic requirements as programs offered on the Mississippi State University Campus.

The Master of Engineering program at Mississippi State University is unique in the state of Mississippi.

Students enrolled in this program may use courses to satisfy continuing education hours for the Mississippi Engineering Board of Registration as well as requirements for Licensed Professional Engineers in other states.

Program Requirements

Thesis Option

The MENG Thesis Option allows students to select from all graduate level courses offered online via the Bagley College of Engineering as well as up to 12 hours of potential coursework from other colleges within the university. MENG students will be responsible for identifying and securing approval of an engineering faculty member with a Level 1 graduate faculty appointment as their major professor within their first year in the program, though earlier is preferred. This faculty member will have relevant expertise in the area of research the student wishes to pursue for their thesis work. Prior to the identification of the major professor, course selections will be overseen by the Distance Education Coordinator and/or the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies.

Thesis students will typically defend their thesis during their last semester of study (additional information below).

Non‐Thesis Option

The Associate Dean for Graduate and Research Studies serves as the Major Professor for students pursuing the MENG non‐thesis route.

Non‐Thesis students will be expected to present a final project during their last semester of study.

A minimum TOEFL score of 477 PBT (Paper-Based Test) or 53 iBT (Internet-Based Test) is required for admission to Mississippi State University. The required IELTS score is 4.5. The following degree programs require higher test scores than the University requirement:

  • The College of Education requires a minimum TOEFL score of 550 PBT or 79 iBT or an IELTS score of 6.5 for admission to master’s and doctoral level programs.
  • The College of Business requires a minimum TOEFL score of 575 PBT or 84 iBT or an IELTS score of 7.0

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This school offers programs in:
  • English

Cost & Fees

Fall Semester 2017

Tuition(Per Credit Hour) $456.00
Instructional Support Fee(Per Credit Hour) $25.00
Other Distance Fees Available Soon*
ESTIMATED TOTAL- Undergrad Resident or Non-Resident Student Tuition
and Required Fees (Per Credit Hour)
*Other distance fees may apply, depending on the program.

Entry Requirements

Students should refer to the General Requirements for Admission section in the Graduate Catalog regarding University admission policies.

In addition to meeting the requirements set forth by the Graduate School the basic requirements for admission to the MENG include a minimum 3.00/4.00 GPA on a B.S. degree in an engineering discipline or closely related area, or remedial engineering coursework.

Satisfactory performance is required on the GRE for students with a degree from a non‐EAC/ABET accredited program.

Consideration is given to students who hold non‐engineering undergraduate degrees on a case‐by‐case basis.

Admission decisions are made by the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies.

As part of the standard engineering undergraduate program, a student will have had:

  • Calculus I–IV and Differential Equations
  • One year of calculus‐based physics
  • One semester of a general chemistry class
  • Two–three engineering science courses (e.g., electronic circuits, engineering mechanics, thermodynamics, production control systems)

Last updated September 28, 2017
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