The Master of Science in Engineering program emphasizes student involvement in cutting-edge research, from designing the project and conducting the research to disseminating the results to a variety of professional audiences and completing a thesis.
The program's curriculum was created to allow students the opportunity to study in a wide variety of engineering fields, including biomechanics, biomaterials, embedded systems and robotics.
Research Opportunities and Assistantships
Students will conduct original research with faculty members. As part of the program, students and their faculty advisors are expected to publish their research in high-impact journals and present their research at national or international conferences. A limited number of graduate assistantships are available to well-qualified applicants.
The Engineering and Technology Building contains approximately 30 laboratory facilities and additional spaces to conduct research. Facilities support research in the following areas: automotive, plastics, robotics, materials evaluation, micro-fabrication, bio-materials, vibrations, internet of things and nondestructive evaluation.
Admission to the program requires:
- an overall GPA of 3.0 or better in your undergraduate studies;
- a GRE score of 720/156 (quantitative) or better; and
- letters of recommendation from at least three professional references.
For international students a competitive TOEFL score of 563 (paper-based), 223 (computer-based), or 84 (internet-based) or better is required.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the academic year, but to be considered for graduate assistantships, applicants should submit their materials by March 1 for the upcoming fall semester.
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Students are required to complete 30 credit hours of course work as described in the CMU Graduate Bulletin and successfully defend a research-based master's thesis.