Engineering: Plasma Engineering, MEng

for the degree of Master of Engineering in Engineering, Plasma Engineering Concentration (on campus & online)


department head: Rizwan Uddin


overview of admissions & requirements: https://plasmameng.engineering.illinois.edu/admissions/

overview of grad college admissions & requirements: https://grad.illinois.edu/admissions/apply


department website: http://npre.illinois.edu

program website: https://plasmameng.engineering.illinois.edu/


college website: https://grainger.illinois.edu/


contact: Amy McCullough

address: 403 A-2 Engineering Hall, 1308 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801

phone: (217) 300-2378

email: plasma-meng@illinois.edu


The MEng in Engineering, Plasma Engineering Concentration is a professionally-oriented degree program for students whose primary intent is a career in industry or government. This degree differs from the Master of Science degree in that it is a terminal degree and not a pathway to a doctoral program. Other concentrations under the MEng in Engineering major include Aerospace Systems Engineering, Energy Systems, and Railway Engineering.


Admission Requirements

Students with bachelor's or master's degrees in engineering or related fields will be considered for admission if they have a grade point average of at least 3.00 (A = 4.00) for the last two years of undergraduate study. Admission is possible for the spring term, but most admissions are for the fall term. Full details of admission requirements are on the Plasma Engineering Concentration website.

All applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit TOEFL or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores as evidence of English proficiency. Minimum admission requirements are set by the Graduate College.

Financial Aid

Students in concentrations under the MEng in Engineering major are not eligible for Board of Trustees (BOT) tuition-waiver generating assistantships at the University of Illinois.


Other Graduate Programs in the Department of Nuclear, Plasma & Radiological Engineering

degrees:

Nuclear, Plasma, & Radiological Engineering, MS

optional concentrations:

Computational Science & Engineering

Nuclear, Plasma, & Radiological Engineering, PhD

optional concentrations:

Computational Science & Engineering


concentrations:

Energy Systems

available for:

Engineering, MENG


The Department of Nuclear, Plasma & Radiological Engineering (NPRE) offers programs leading to degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Nuclear, Plasma & Radiological Engineering, as well as Master of Engineering in Engineering with a Concentration in Energy Systems or a Concentration in Plasma Engineering. The Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degree programs are centered around three theme areas:

  • nuclear power engineering
  • fusion and plasma science and engineering
  • radiological engineering and medical physics

Advanced course work and active research programs are offered in all of these areas.

Opportunity also exists for specializing in energy and sustainability engineering via the

Energy and Sustainability Engineering (EaSE) Graduate Certificate Option


for the degree of Master of Engineering, Major in Engineering, Plasma Engineering Concentration (on campus & online)


Core Coursework16
NPRE 421Plasma and Fusion Science3
NPRE 423Plasma Laboratory2
NPRE 429Plasma Engineering3
NPRE 527Plasma Technology of Gaseous Electronics4
Must complete one of the following courses:
NPRE 481Writing on Technol & Security3 or 4
ENG 573Capstone Project1 to 8
NPRE 523, Plasma Waves
NPRE 526, Plasma-Materials Interactions
Additional Coursework
Elective Courses to be selected with approval of an advisor12
Professional Development Courses from approved list4
Total Hours32
Other Requirements and Conditions (may overlap):
A minimum of 20 credit hours must be taken from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus.
A minimum of 12 500-level credit hours, with a minimum of 8 hours of NPRE 500-level coursework.
No courses used to fulfill any degree requirements may be taken using the "Credit/No Credit" option
Minumum GPA:3.0