Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.)
Department of Engineering
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science
Donald W. Mueller Jr., Chair
260-481-6362 ~ ipfw.edu/etcs, Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 327
The Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) is designed to meet the needs of students and motivated professionals seeking to deepen their knowledge of the principles and practice of engineering. The program allows students to tailor their plans of study to take advantage of courses in computer science, mathematics, business, and management positioning them for advancement into senior engineering and/or engineering management positions. The program offers four areas of specialization:
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Systems Engineering
Most course are offered in the evening to meet the needs of both full-time students and working adults.
Applicants are expected to hold baccalaureate degrees from an approved, accredited engineering program. Graduates with Bachelor of Science degrees in the physical sciences, computer science, mathematics or technology will also be considered for admission.
Applicants for the M.S.E. program should have achieved an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or have other academic indices indicating the potential for superior performance.
Candidates to the M.S.E. program are required to have completed an undergraduate engineering mathematics and physics sequence. The minimum math requirement consists of three semesters of calculus and analytical geometry, plus courses in linear algebra and differential equations. The physics prerequisite is at least two semesters of calculus-based physics. Candidates should have also completed appropriate undergraduate engineering course work needed to be successful in graduate-level courses within their area of specialization.
These requirements are in addition to the standard admission requirements of the Purdue Graduate School.
No more than 12 credit hours can be transferred to IPFW from the following:
- Credits earned at another university;
- Credits earned as undergraduate excess;
- Credits earned as a post-baccalaureate student;
- Credits earned for a graduate certificate.
A limited number of graduate teaching assistantships are available to qualified students. Teaching assistantships usually include a stipend and substantial fee remission. Teaching assistants typically teach one or two undergraduate courses. Check with the program director for availability.