Program Overview

Take your research and development career to the next level or prepare for competitive doctoral programs. Our master’s degree in engineering offers both breadth and depth in a range of engineering topics. A variety of research opportunities will give you the experience you need to stand out in the job market.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Full-Time
Location: On Campus
Program Length: 2 years
Credit Hours: 30

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

In our engineering master's program, you'll work directly with faculty in a way usually reserved for PhD programs. Our MS students publish multiple scholarly articles as first authors – a testament to the quality of the research.

You'll learn from active researchers that are continually developing new technologies and methods in diverse areas of engineering. SET faculty include high-profile investigators in additive manufacturing, internet of things, wireless networks, hardware security, mechatronics, photonics, bio mechanics, haptics, autonomous vehicles, nano materials, environmental sustainability, valorization, and water treatment.

The CMU School of Engineering and Technology has specialized labs that are equipped with the same tools and technologies you will use in your engineering career. Our facilities provide you with unique opportunities to collaborate with renowned researchers that are driving the next technological revolution. 

We designed our degree for working professionals who need to balance graduate school with job responsibilities. Our program is also designed for students to customize their degree plan that closely aligns with their career objectives.

With small classes and attentive professors, our graduate program promotes strong one-on-one relationships between students and faculty. We have a collaborative environment in which students offer mutual support and contribute to each other's success.

Alumni of CMU’s Engineering programs can also be found continuing their education in highly ranked graduate and PhD programs at John Hopkins University, Purdue University, University of Illinois, and University of Michigan.

What can you do with an MSE Degree?

Engineering jobs are concentrated in fast-growing industries such as autonomous vehicles, portable electronics, healthcare, etc. Trends in these areas point to a positive outlook for careers in engineering. An MSE Degree qualifies you for jobs in growing sectors such as:

  • Machine Learning
  • Computer Vision
  • Self-Driving Vehicles 
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Machine Tools
  • Additive Manufacturing

Program Highlights

With your MS in engineering from CMU you will be better prepared:

  • For a higher-level job in industry, particularly those in research in development.
  • For high level doctoral programs by further developing your engineering skills​.
  • To conduct the research and disseminating the results to a variety of professional audiences, and completing a thesis.

Graduates from our MS in engineering program are currently making a difference in the world at:

  • Apple
  • GenTex Corporation
  • Honda
  • John Deere
  • Ford
  • Caterpillar
  • General Motors
  • Walt Disney Company
  • Dow Chemical

Careers & Outcomes

Graduates of the Engineering master’s degree program at CMU gain the knowledge and skills to solve problems and innovate with many career opportunities.

Career Projected Salary
Validation Engineer $97,733
RF Engineer $96,515
Hardware Engineer $128,170
Electronics Engineer $104,820
Industrial/Mechanical Engineering Technician $39,064
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