Jun 12, 2021  
2021/2022 University Catalog 
    
2021/2022 University Catalog

Engineering, M.A. OR M.S.


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(Major Code: 09134) (SIMS Code: 444050)

General Information

The Master of Engineering degree is a practice-oriented, interdisciplinary degree designed to meet the needs of students who are interested in furthering a career in engineering with a business/management emphasis. The student will select his/her own program in consultation with the program adviser of the respective department subject to the guidelines listed below. In addition to the course requirements, the student is required to complete a design project and a final written report. This phase of the program introduces the student to the problems and solutions faced by practicing engineers. The program is designed for both the industrial professional who is seeking a career enhancement and also to the new baccalaureate graduate who wants to continue to study in order to be able to enter the work force with well-defined and honed professional skills.

This program is administered by the graduate adviser. The faculty responsible for directing this program are:

Dr. Janusz C. Supernak, Professor and Chair, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
Dr. Chunting Mi, Professor and Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. John Abraham, Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Ping Lu, Professor and Chair, Department of Aerospace Engineering

In addition to sending materials to Graduate Admissions, the following should also be mailed or delivered to:

Graduate Adviser
Master of Engineering Program
College of Engineering
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1326

  1. Personal statement of graduate program goals;
  2. Letters of recommendation (optional).

Admission to Graduate Study

All students must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the College of Graduate Studies with classified graduate standing as described in Admission and Registration . Candidates must have attained an undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.85 (4 point scale) in the last 60 semester (90 quarter hours) of technical study. In addition, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a closely related discipline. If undergraduate preparation is deemed insufficient, the student will be required to take specified undergraduate courses to remove this deficiency. Such courses may be in addition to the 36 units required. Admission to the program will be limited to applicants whose background, interest, and expertise are consistent with the demands of the design projects.

Specific Requirements for Master of Engineering Degree

In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing, the student must satisfy the basic requirements for the master’s degree as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees . The student must also complete a graduate program of 36 units to include 18 units of graduate engineering courses, 12 units of graduate business courses, and six units of project registered under ENGR 798 . The courses in engineering and business administration are selected in consultation with the graduate adviser. With the consent of the adviser, one unit of 798, with appropriate content, may be substituted for one unit in business administration. No more than a total of seven units of 798 will be accepted for credit towards the degree.

The industry-oriented design project is to be selected in cooperation with the graduate adviser in the area of interest. Typically, the students take this project at the end of the program of study as a culminating experience integrating engineering and business knowledge attained through coursework and experience. A formal written report of project  findings will be submitted and approved by a committee of two engineering faculty members and one faculty member from business administration.

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