A degree fit for your needs and your timeline

Published: Feb 8, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Media Contact: Megan Burmester, smithmp@auburn.edu, 334.844.2224

Master of Engineering
The Master of Engineering will be available in the fall.

Technology is rapidly evolving every day. In our fast-paced world, industry professionals are balancing work and life demands while also seeking additional training and education to be successful in their field. The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is doing its part to match these demands through its online educational offerings.

Auburn Engineering Online and Continuing Education will offer the Master of Engineering, which allows students to design a specific degree tailored to fit their needs. The interdisciplinary degree will be available in the fall, pending approval from the Alabama Commission on Higher Education.

Students may select courses from the following eight engineering disciplines to earn a degree that will not only increase professional opportunities, but may also be completed at one’s online convenience.  

  • Aerospace
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Computer Science and Software
  • Electrical and Computer
  • Industrial and Systems
  • Materials
  • Mechanical

To graduate with a Master of Engineering, students are required to create a plan of study and complete 30 credit hours of engineering graduate-level coursework. In addition, 21 of those hours must be a 6000-level and above engineering course. The remaining nine hours may be completed outside the College of Engineering. Students who have received a bachelor’s degree from an accredited United States institution in an engineering-related discipline will not be required to take the GRE. The GRE may also not be required for individuals who have the engineering background needed for the program, but do not have an engineering degree.

“The Master of Engineering degree is unique in that it attracts students from all engineering disciplines,” said Christopher B. Roberts, dean of the College of Engineering. “Our mission is to provide access to the highest quality engineering education, and that’s exactly what we’re accomplishing through this online degree. Students will have the advantage of earning an Auburn Engineering graduate degree at their convenience and use the degree to fulfill their professional goals.”

For those interested in continuing their education, but may not be ready to pursue a graduate degree, graduate certificates permit students to take individual courses in their chosen area of interest. This option allows individuals to continue building their knowledge in a specific area while also receiving credit. If an individual applies to Auburn Engineering’s online program, any earned certificates may be applied toward that student’s degree. The GRE is not required to enroll and there is no limit to the number of certificates a student may earn.

“The graduate certificates offer an excellent opportunity for engineering professionals who want to take a few courses to further their knowledge in their area of expertise,” said Greg Ruff, director of Auburn Engineering Online and Continuing Education. “Our graduate certificates allow students the flexibility to take courses, grow in their career and work toward a master’s degree in the future if they choose to do so.”

To learn more about our online programs and graduate certificates, please visit: http://eng.auburn.edu/online/graduate-programs/index.html.