Master of Engineering in Engineering

Harry Dankowicz
Associate Dean for Graduate, Professional and Online Programs
402 Engineering Hall
1308 West Green Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
(217) 244-2745
Fax: (217) 333-0015 

Executive Director of Graduate Programs:  Rhonda McElroy


Major: Engineering
Degrees Offered: M.Eng. with concentrations available in Energy Systems and in Railway Engineering.

A graduate concentration in Computational Science and Engineering, which is not a part of the M.Eng. in Engineering degree, is administered at the college level through CSE and is available for several programs within the College of Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Graduate Degree Programs

The College of Engineering offers a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree program for students whose primary intent is a professional career in industry or government. This degree differs from the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in that it is a professional master's degree and is not a pathway to a doctoral program. The Major in Engineering for the M.Eng. degree requires the selection of an interdisciplinary concentration.


Students with bachelor's or master's degrees in engineering or related sciences 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 both the fall and spring semesters. Full details of admission requirements are on the Web page of the department offering the concentration.

All applicants whose native language is not English must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 103 (iBT), 257 (CBT), or 613 (PBT); or minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic exam scores of 7.0 overall and 6.0 in all subsections. Applicants may be exempt from the TOEFL if certain criteria are met. Full admission status is granted for those meeting the minimum requirements and having taken the TOEFL or IELTS since the scores required for admission to M.Eng. are above the minimum scores demonstrating an acceptable level of English language proficiency.

Master of Engineering in Engineering, must include a Concentration

Professional Development (an internship with a company, laboratory, or agency with a subsequent archiveable report; a design project; or business-oriented or leadership courses) 4
Concentration hours 28
Technical course work in primary area and one course from outside the primary area (12-20 hours)
Elective courses 0-8 hours chosen in consultation with advisor.
Total Hours32

Other Requirements and Conditions1

Other Requirements and Conditions may overlap
A concentration is required.
A minimum of 12 500-level credit hours with a minimum of 8 500-level credit hours applied toward the concentration.
A minimum of 8 hours must be in ENG or the home unit of the concentration.
Minimum program GPA: 3.0

Available Concentrations: