Offered by the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Contact: Student Services Office, 223 Phillips Hall, (607) 255-4304, http://www.ece.cornell.edu/ece/academics/graduate/meng
The MEng degree is designed for students who intend to work in industry, although graduates successfully have entered almost all tracks, including industry, PhD programs, business, and professional degrees. The curriculum and design project provide the advanced technical depth and professional skills needed for critical thinking that will benefit all possible careers.
Students must complete 30 credits of work, over two semesters. 3-8 credits are devoted to a faculty-supervised design project; 14-16 credits are devoted to four advanced “core” courses in a specialization; the remaining credits are earned through elective classes that support a student’s ultimate goal. Up to 9 credits of business/management classes from the business school are allowed. The design project is supervised by a faculty member and its duration is generally one academic year. It is begun in the first semester, and typically completed in the second semester.
All design projects are judged in a poster session by a panel of faculty and industrial experts at the completion of the second semester, and a final design project report is submitted and archived.
Many students elect to complete the degree in three semesters. This allows for the opportunity to potentially find an internship position over the summer, take pre-requisites and other advanced courses that otherwise might be out of reach, and enhance job interview prospects in the third semester. Students who elect to extend their MEng degree program for a third semester are required to earn a total of thirty-six credit hours altogether.