Engineering

The School of Engineering offers a Master of Engineering degree with the following concentrations: Advanced Manufacturing for Energy Systems, Advanced Systems Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Data Sciences, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Environmental Engineering, General Engineering, Global Entrepreneurship, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. In addition, the School offers a dual degree with the Master of Business Administration program (M.B.A./M.Eng.).

Advanced Manufacturing for Energy Systems M.Eng.

Master of Engineering in Advanced Manufacturing for Energy Systems (AMES) is an interdisciplinary degree, suitable for all engineering backgrounds. AMES provides students with background in advanced energy systems and manufacturing processes applied to these systems. Courses focus on fundamentals of energy systems and processes, as well as the background required to address the advanced manufacturing needs of the energy industry.

Advanced Manufacturing for Energy Systems Requirements: Students must take a total of 30 credits, including three MENG core courses AMES 5121/ENGR 5311, ENGR 5312, and AMES 5101/ENGR 5314; a capstone design course ENGR 5315; AMES 5111; and five technical elective courses for 15 credits from the following list: AMES 5410, 5420, 5441, 5451, 5461; CE 5164, 5166; ECE 5101, 5510, 5512, 5520, 5530, 6102, 6104, 6108, 6161, 6437, 6439; ME 5110, 5120, 5130, 5140, 5160, 5180, 5190, 5311, 5320, 5341, 5430, 5443, 5511, 5522, 5895 (Fuel Cells), 5895 (Fundamentals of Mechanics of Composites), 6130, 6170; MSE 5001, 5320 (Behavior of Composites), 5320 (Composites Characterization), 5322, 5336; SE 5000, 5001, 5101, 5102, 5202. Other courses may also be substituted if mutually agreed by the student, advisor and program director.

Advanced Systems Engineering M.Eng.

The UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering has created a program to train the engineer of the next decade, one who is not constrained by disciplines, and that can bridge the gap between theory and application in the field of cyberphysical systems (C.P.S.) engineering. Students achieve a depth of knowledge in systems engineering practices and methods to be able to work as a systems engineer and provide leadership and expertise on the development of their company’s systems engineering processes, functions, and methods. The program teaches requirements analysis, architecture selection, model-based system engineering methods, decision-making, optimization, verification and validation of engineered systems.

Advanced Systems Engineering Requirements: Required core courses are ENGR 5311, 5312, 5314, and 5315. One introductory course must be selected from SE 5000 or 5001. One modeling course must be selected from SE 5001, 5101, or 5201. Two concentration courses must be selected from SE 5102, 5202, 5302, 5402, or 5095. With prior approval of the major advisor, students may substitute other courses to meet the concentration course requirement. Two electives are required for the remaining required credits, which can be chosen from any engineering discipline. Total requirements are four core engineering courses, and six additional systems engineering courses (30 credits). With prior approval of the major advisor, students in designated programs can meet up to nine credits of these requirements through coursework at other approved institutions.

Biomedical Engineering M.Eng.

The Biomedical Engineering Department offers an online 30 credit Master of Engineering degree with a concentration in Biomedical Engineering. In this concentration students select either the Clinical Engineering track or the Biomechanics Engineering track. Upon completion of the Biomechanics Engineering track, students will be able to lead in the design, development, and manufacturing of biomedical technology, devices, and systems. The Biomechanics track is well suited to those with an undergraduate degree in either Biomedical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. Upon completion of the Clinical Engineering track, students will be able to lead healthcare technology implementation and improvement by working with clinicians and administrators, investigate technology-related incidents and accidents, evaluate and specify utility systems which connect to medical equipment, and analyze methods to interconnect medical devices to hospital computer networks to transfer data. Students will be prepared for certification by the American College of Clinical Engineering, will gain exposure in the community, will stay abreast of current technology and best practices, and will be prepared to advance in professional responsibilities and scope of expertise.

Clinical Engineering Track Requirements: Required core courses are ENGR 5311, 5312, 5314, and 5315; required concentration courses are BME 5020, 5030, 5040, 5050, 5070, and 5080.

Biomechanics Engineering Track Requirements: Required core courses are ENGR 5311, 5312, 5314, and 5315; required core concentration courses (choose four courses from the following) are BME 5000, 5100, 5320, 5500, 5600, 5630, 5700, and 6810; elective courses (six credits, choose from core concentration courses or the following electives) CE 5122, 5128, 5163, 5164, and 5166 or ME 5105, 5150, 5155, 5180, and 5190.

Chemical Engineering M.Eng.

The Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department offers a 30 credit Master of Engineering with a concentration in Chemical Engineering to provide engineers an educational experience that will advance their knowledge and professional skills on modern chemical engineering topics and will prepare them for their careers in an industrial set up. This offering will help to prepare graduates for advanced positions in a variety of industries including petrochemical processing, materials manufacturing, energy distribution, microelectronics, and biotechnology.

Chemical Engineering Requirements: Required core courses are ENGR 5311, 5312, 5314, and 5315. Core concentration course: CHEG 5001. 15 credits from the following: CHEG 5301, 5315, 5321, 5323, 5330, 5333, 5339, 5341, 5373, 5376.

Civil Engineering M.Eng.

The Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering is a 30 credit master’s degree with two tracks: structural engineering and transportation engineering. The field of study of Civil Engineering merges the benefits of technical engineering courses with professional development classes. The target audience includes students who are employed full time in industry as practicing engineers, as well as those interested in expanding their skills before entering industry. As part of a capstone course, all MENG students ultimately complete and defend a final project, typically connected to a work related problem requiring a solution. The structures track focuses on the design of buildings, bridges and other structures and applied mechanics which form the basis of all structural analysis and design. The transportation track focuses on planning, design and operation of transportation systems

Civil Engineering Requirements: Required core courses are ENGR 5311, 5312, 5314, and 5315.
Additional Track Core Courses:
Structural Track (12 credits in total): four of the following: CE 5650, 5122, 5126, 5128, 5150, 5151, 5163, 5164, 5166, 5380, 5382, 5383, 5384, 5610, 5620, 5640.

Transportation Track (nine credits in total): three of the following: CE 5210, 5720, 5730, 5740, and 5750.

Electives:
Structural Track: six credits of any engineering course with M.Eng. advisor approval.

Transportation Track: nine credits from CE 5125, 5128, 5150, 5151, 5163, 5166, 5380, 5640, 5715, 5725, and 5735.

Computer Science and Engineering M.Eng.

The Master of Engineering with a concentration in Computer Science and Engineering fully prepares students for a career in industry. It also enhances the computing expertise of industrial personnel. Students could also pursue a Ph.D. degree after completing this program. This program provides comprehensive knowledge of the theoretical and applied aspects of computer science and engineering. The M.Eng. program assumes that the student already has a background in computing equivalent to a B.A. or B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Science and Engineering, or Computer Engineering.

Computer Science and Engineering Requirements: The degree requires at least 30 credits of graduate level courses. These must include the following four core courses (12 credits in total): ENGR 5311, 5312, 5315, and CSE 5500. Students must pass CSE 5500 with a grade of B- or higher. Students are required to take an additional 18 credits of graduate-level coursework in CSE. At most, six of those credits can be from a combination of CSE 5097, 5099, and 5600, with at most three credits from CSE 5097.

Data Sciences M.Eng.

The Computer Science and Engineering Department offers a 30-credit Master of Engineering degree to train engineers on the design of advanced techniques to analyze different kinds of engineering data. The certificate program will build competency in the art of visualizing data and communicating technical ideas through data visualization, as well as competency in data mining, artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms. This degree is designed to provide functional literacy in critical data sciences and engineering and technical analytics. Students are able to parlay their certificate credits into this degree concentration to receive a full Master of Engineering.

Data Sciences Requirements: Required core courses are ENGR 5311, 5312, 5314, 5315 (or CSE 5500 in lieu of ENGR 5314). Required concentration courses are CSE 5520, 5713, 5717, 5820. In addition, students must take two elective courses from the following: CSE 5500, 5850; ECE 6141, 6437; ME 5511; ME 5895 when offered as “AI for Design and Manufacturing,” or “Computational Nanomechanics;” SE 5402, 5702; CSE 5835 or CSE/SE 5095 when offered as “Machine Learning for Physical Sciences and Systems.”

Electrical and Computer Engineering M.Eng.

The Electrical and Computer Engineering department offers a 30 credit Master of Engineering concentration. Electrical Engineering focuses on various industries from electric power and communications to create technologies connecting the world and helping to improve our lives. Computer Engineering emphasizes the analysis, design, implementation, optimization, and application of computing systems. This concentration allows students to provide technical contributions to design, development, and manufacturing in their practice of electrical and systems engineering, in addition to professional development.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Requirements: Core courses are ENGR 5311, 5312, 5314 and 5315; 18 credits are required for concentration courses and can be chosen from ECE 5101, 5121, 5201, 5231, 6095 (EM Transients in Power Systems) for three credits, 6095 (Multi-disciplinary Optimization Techniques for System Design) for three credits, 6095 (Renewable Energy Power Conversion) for three credits, 6102, 6104, 6108, 6122, 6243, and 6437. Other graduate engineering courses may be taken as concentration electives with prior approval of the advisor.

Environmental Engineering M.Eng.

The Civil and Environmental Engineering department has created a series of courses that will provide the necessary knowledge at an advanced level for thorough understanding of environmental engineering knowledge, techniques and technologies. This will allow students to use appropriate tools and techniques for the planning and design of site investigations and waste containment systems. The depth of knowledge provides an understanding of physical, chemical and biological processes governing containment fate and transport in the environment and application of modern tools to predict behavior. Students will learn to apply fundamental physical, chemical and biological principles to problems in environmental engineering and design comprehensive treatment strategies. In addition, students will acquire the professional discipline for staying abreast of current environmental engineering best practices, follow changes in regulatory and safety standards, and adhere to ethical engineering practice. Students become a member of the environmental engineering community through networking with professional societies, and will be prepared to advance in professional responsibilities and scope of expertise.

Environmental Engineering Requirements: Required core courses: ENGR 5311, 5312, 5314, and 5315 or ENVE 5320. In addition, students are required to take an additional six courses (18 credits) from the following environmental engineering concentration electives: AH 5275; ENVE 5210, 5252, 5310, 5311, 5330, 5331, 5530, 5810, 5811, 5812, 5821, 5830, and 5850.

General Engineering M.Eng.

The General Engineering concentration is multidisciplinary. This is particularly attractive to practicing engineers and professionals in related fields who seek a wider base of knowledge. The M.Eng. in General Engineering requires students to complete 30 credits of graduate level study. Students in this degree concentration will be required to study a set of core disciplines, as well as a range of elective courses.

General Engineering Requirements: Core courses are ENGR 5311, 5312, 5314 or CSE 5500 (choose one math), and 5315 Capstone Project for three credits. To facilitate further flexibility in coursework structure, students are required to complete 18 additional engineering credits with guidance provided from their advisor.

Global Entrepreneurship M.Eng.

The Global Entrepreneurship program, a partnership between the University of Connecticut Schools of Engineering and Business and Southern Connecticut State University, is intended to create a nurturing ecosystem for a profession that sees 90 percent of start-ups fold. Students in the program will have a diversified science or engineering background and unique entrepreneurial ideas. This program will enable novice entrepreneurs to learn best practices, receive mentorship from veteran entrepreneurs, and be set up for success.

Global Entrepreneurship Requirements: Core courses are ENGR 5311, 5312; ENGR 5300 when taught as Experiential Technology Entrepreneurship I and II (six credits), and ENGR 5315, a capstone project on market survey, prototyping and/or product development (three credits). In addition, three entrepreneurial idea-related, technical courses are required, which should be 5000 or 6000 level engineering or science courses, and must be approved by the student’s major advisor. For students working on healthcare-related entrepreneurial ideas, one of these three courses must be BME 6086 when taught as Entrepreneurship Life Sciences (three credits). Two electives (three credits each) are required for the remaining required credits, which can be chosen from a list of entrepreneurial/business classes at the University of Connecticut. Total requirements are five core courses, and five additional concentration category courses totaling 30 credits.

Manufacturing Engineering M.Eng.

The Mechanical Engineering department offers a fully online 30 credit Master of Engineering with a concentration in Manufacturing Engineering. This curriculum features the synergistic blend of traditional manufacturing techniques and the recent, revolutionary progresses in Industry 4.0 initiative.

Manufacturing Engineering Requirements: Core courses are ENGR 5311, 5312, 5314, and 5315. Students must also take: four of the following six courses MFGE 5110, 5120, 5130, 5140, 5210, and 5220; and two engineering electives (for six credits), which can be chosen from existing School of Engineering online courses with major advisor consent needed.

Materials Science and Engineering M.Eng.

The Materials Science and Engineering department offers a 30 credit Master of Engineering concentration. The field of Materials Science and Engineering involves the discovery and design of new materials, with an emphasis on solids. The courses investigate several types of materials, such as metals, ceramics, electronic materials, and biological materials, from a single viewpoint that examines the connections between the material’s structures and the processing, properties, and overall performance.

Materials Science and Engineering Requirements: Core courses are ENGR 5311, 5312, 5314, and 5315 Capstone Project for three credits. 18 credits of concentration courses are required. Of these 18 credits, at least 12 credits must come from MSE graduate (5000-level) courses. Up to six credits of non-MSE graduate (5000-level) courses may be taken with major advisor approval.

Mechanical Engineering M.Eng.

The Mechanical Engineering Department offers a 30 credit Master of Engineering concentration in Mechanical Engineering. These courses encompass analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. There are two concentration paths: Systems and Mechanics, and Thermal and Fluid Sciences.

Mechanical Engineering Requirements: Core courses are ENGR 5311, 5312, 5314, and 5315 Capstone Project for three credits.

The core courses required for the Systems and Mechanics concentration path are ME 5105, 5150, 5155, 5160, 5180, 5190, and 5420. Chose six of the seven courses for a total of 18 credits.

The core courses required for the Thermal and Fluid Sciences concentration path are ME 5110, 5120, 5130, 5140, 5311, and 6170.

One three credit elective is required from: ME 5210, 5320, 5511, 5895 (when offered as Mechatronics or Fuel Cells), or 6160.

To facilitate further flexibility in coursework structure, it is possible for students to use certain elective courses to substitute for closely related core courses. This must be done by students receiving approval from their major advisor. In addition, with prior approval of the major advisor, students in designated programs can meet up to nine credits of these requirements through coursework at other approved institutions.

The programs are offered by the School of Engineering.