Master of Engineering

Major: Engineering
Degree Awarded: Master of Engineering (ME)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Minimum Required Credits: 48.0
Co-op Option: None
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 14.0101
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code:

About the Program

Note: This program is not accepting external applicants at this time.

This ME program is a highly customizable program primarily used for international and visiting students studying engineering at Drexel whose plan of study must be customized. This program may be offered by any department and will be reviewed by the department Advisor to make certain the plan of study meets degree requirements.   

The ME program offers wide flexibility for those students who wish to combine technical and nontechnical study with hands-on experience in industry and laboratory research. This degree program may not be the best choice for those who wish to earn a PhD in Engineering. 

Admission Requirements

This program allows for maximum flexibility for international visiting students and students on study abroad.  In addition to meeting requirements for graduate admission, which include at least a 3.0 GPA for the last two years of undergraduate study and for any graduate study, applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited institution or an equivalent. Students whose background is in science or mathematics may be accepted to the program, but they will be required to take undergraduate engineering courses.

Although the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admission, it may be required of students interested in a teaching or research assistantship. Applicants whose native language is not English and who do not have previous degrees from a U.S. institution are required to submit scores of at least 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Degree Requirements

Students take a series of core and elective courses. Students work closely with and advisor to develop an individualized plan of study. This is a highly customizable degree program and may include a mix of courses, Co-op, research and thesis. The average time required to complete the master’s degree is two years of full-time study or three years of part-time study. This is primarily used for visiting students. 

The degree requires a total of 48.0 credits, including at least 18.0 credits from an engineering discipline core. This core may be from any engineering department: Civil and Architectural, Chemical, Electrical and Computer, Materials, or Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics. (Please refer to the appropriate departmental description in this catalog for more information about each department.) The department Advisor will work closely with the student to develop an plan of study that meets the program requirements. 

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