The School of Engineering offers a Master of Engineering degree with the following concentrations: Advanced Systems Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clinical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, General Engineering, Global Entrepreneurship, Environmental 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 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 5300. 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.
Civil and Environmental Engineering M.Eng.
The Civil and Environmental Engineering department offers a 30 credit Master of Engineering concentration with a focus on structural engineering. This may include multi-disciplinary research in the areas of structural engineering, advanced design, structural vibrations, and others. This involves the design of buildings, bridges and other structures and applied mechanics which form the basis of all structural analysis and design.
Civil and Environmental Engineering Requirements: Required core courses are ENGR 5311, 5312, 5314, and 5300; concentration core courses, three including the first two: CE 5122, 5164, 5160, and 5620. At least one elective course is required from the following: CE 5128, 5150, 5151, 5163, 5166, 5380, 5610 (if not taken as a concentration core course), 5620 (if not taken as a concentration core course), and CE 5640.
Clinical Engineering M.Eng.
The Biomedical Engineering department offers a 30 credit concentration in Clinical Engineering. Upon completion of this concentration, 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, analyze methods to interconnect medical devices to hospital computer networks to transfer data, preparation for certification by the American College of Clinical Engineering, exposure in the community, staying abreast of current technology and best practices, and preparation to advance in professional responsibilities and scope of expertise.
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 5300; 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 5300. In addition, students are required to take an additional six courses (18 credits) from the following environmental engineering concentration electives: 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, and 5300 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, Trinity College, and the University of New Haven, 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 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. Required core courses: ENGR 5311, 5312; ENGR 5300 when taught as Experiential Technology Entrepreneurship I and II (six credits), and 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 offered at either Trinity College or the University of Connecticut. Total requirements are four core courses, and six additional concentration category courses totaling 30 credits.
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, and 5300 Capstone Project for three credits. 21 credits of concentration courses are required. Students must take at least 12 of the 21 remaining credits in MSE or courses focused on MSE topics from the following courses: MSE 5301, 5309, 5322, and 5334. Graduate electives that may be taken by MSE M.Eng. students are MSE 5001, 5305, 5310, 5311, 5313, 5317, 5323, 5335, 5343, 5364, 5366; ENGR 5314.
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.
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.