College of Engineering Office of Graduate Studies

Online Part-Time Master of Science in Engineering - General (PT-MSE-General)

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This program will prepare you for greater responsibilities and leadership roles in your current or desired position. The program will help participants stay current with the latest engineering and business management practices while remaining a productive employee. Participants enjoy a flexible schedule with web-based classes that allow students to complete course work on an anywhere-anytime basis. Electives are available in a range of disciplines for on-campus completion. Online offering of electives is currently limited, but new online courses are added based on program demand.

The Master of Science in Engineering with a Concentration in General Engineering is a part-time, advanced degree specifically designed for current and future managers and engineers. This flexible, cross-disciplinary program combines study in business management and engineering, providing an alternative to a traditional business management or a technical master of science degree.

THIS PROGRAM CAN BE CAN BE TAKEN ENTIRELY ONLINE AND IS FLEXIBLE TO ACCOMMODATE YOUR SCHEDULE!


COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Courses can be taken completely online or as a combination of online and on-campus offerings. Elective engineering courses are primarily from systems engineering, an area of interest to most engineers responsible for productivity enhancements.Other courses in cyber security and electrical power are available on-campus to enhance these elective offerings; online offering will be available soon.

ENGINEERING CORE (6 - 9 Cr. Hr.)

Consists of two or three courses intended to prepare students to use methods of engineering analysis methods to solve practical problems in industry.

BUSINESS CORE (6 - 9 Cr. Hr.)

Consists of two or three courses designed to acquaint engineers, scientists and technologists with financial, managerial and legal social perspectives that can help professionals succeed in today’s marketplace.

ELECTIVES (6 - 18 Cr. Hr.)

Consists of two to six three-credit elective courses from the area of the student’s concentration. Any 5000/6000 level course in Engineering (GNEN), Bioengineering (BIOE), Chemical Engineering (CHEE), Civil and Environmental Engineering (CIVE), Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), or Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME) may be selected as an elective. Regularly offered online electives are listed in the table below.

WORK-RELATED PROJECT (6 Cr. Hr.) 

In lieu of 6-credit-hour of elective core course participants may elect to complete a 6-credit-hour work-related project will be accomplished in coordination with the student’s employer, utilizing skills learned in this program.

The work-related project should culminate in a deliverable, analytical formulation, simulation, or similar outcome. The student should work with an academic adviser from the College of Engineering. The adviser can be selected by the student, or the student can request assistance from the directors of the program to find an adviser.

Employer counsel or participation in the project is recommended. At the conclusion of the project, a written document should be prepared, with a page limit to be determined by the adviser and student. The document should contain a bibliography that uses a standard citation format agreed upon by the adviser and student. The document will be written using the available Online Template for Projects.

 Sample course offerings for online MS in General Engineering program

  Engineering Core (required)
 GNEN 6700 
 Management of Projects and Technological Innovation  
 
 (1 required, may take both)
 GNEN 5500 
 Application of Engineering Analysis
GNEN 5700
 Applied Probability and Statistics in Engineering
 
 Business Core (2 required, may take all three)
ACCT 5000
 Introduction to Financial and Managerial Accounting
BLAW 6100
 Leading through Ethical Decision Making
OMPT 5520
 Analysis of Manufacturing and service Systems
 
 Electives (online offerings)
MIME 5980
 Sustainability Analysis and Design
MIME 6720
 Design of Experiments 
MIME 6980
 Nanotechnology 
MIME 6980
 Operations Research I
MIME 6980
 Operations Research II  
MIME 6980
 Decision Analysis
 
 Work Related Project (option)
GNEN 6920
 Special Projects 

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Prospective students must have a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Engineering Science, Engineering Technology, or in one of the mathematical, physical or biological sciences. Applicants also must have employment experience in a private industry, government or nonprofit organization.


COURSE PRE-REQUIREMENTS

Students entering the program will be required to have the following:

  • Mathematics through ordinary differential equations (3 semesters)
  • Physics (2 semesters)
  • Chemistry and/or Engineering materials (1 semester)
  • Three courses (1 semester each) from the following: statics, dynamics, electronics, circuits, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics

Students lacking one or more of the above courses will need to take those courses before being admitted to the program.


APPLICATION PROCESS

Admissions are made on an individual basis and take into account the applicant’s previous educational record and professional experience. Applications accepted at any time. There is no application deadline.

  • Completed and signed online Online Application Form
  • Transcripts from each institution attended showing degree obtained (exception: UT graduates). Domestic students whose undergraduate GPA is below 2.7 will need to provide GRE scores. Information on the GRE is available on the GRE website
  • Two Letters of Professional Recommendation
  • Professional Resume
  • U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent cardholders: $45 non-refundable application fee
  • International students: $75 non-refundable application fee

For more information, please contact the Program Director: 

Nicole (Niki) L. Kamm, B.S. E.E.T, M.S.E
Associate Lecturer, Engineering Technology Department
Office: North Engineering 1611, Mail Stop 402
Phone:  (419) 530-3265
Email: Nicole.Kamm@utoledo.edu

Last Updated: 3/6/19