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The Master of Engineering (MEng) degree at Michigan Tech is a professional degree. It meets the needs of engineers who want to expand their knowledge in a specific discipline or to move into interdisciplinary areas as they plan careers in corporate markets as well as other professional arenas.
The MEng degree is a professional degree, different from the Master of Science (MS) engineering degree. The MEng is a coursework-only degree is designed for students who want to enhance their educational background, but are not interested in doing advanced research. The degree is flexible in that it allows students to gain either a greater depth or more breadth in professional skills. Students may even elect to take coursework in business, in addition to advanced engineering courses, that prepares them for careers in business or government.
The MEng degree can be completed with two semesters of full-time study. This option is less than the typical one and one half to two years of full-time study required for the research-based MS. A student may choose to take a lighter on-campus course load and include a 2-4 credit practicum that can be performed off campus. If chosen, a practicum can be done either on-campus, with your graduate advisor, or off-campus, usually through your employer. The MEng degree particularly lends itself to short-term projects that often are required by industry.