College of Engineering - Office of Graduate Studies and Research

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.


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.


Consists of 2 or 3 courses that prepare you to use engineering analysis methods to solve practical problems in industry. The variety of electives offered allow the student to customize their degree to fit their needs.

BUSINESS CORE (6 - 9 Cr. Hr.)

Consists of 2 or 3 courses designed to acquaint engineers, scientists and/or technologists with financial, managerial and legal/social issues that can help engineers 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.


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
 Business, Government and Society
OSCM 5520
 Analysis of Manufacturing and service Systems
BIO 5300
Biomedical Quality Control 
 CIVE 5630 Indoor Air Quality
 CIVE 5690 Sustainability Engineering
CIVE 5710
Adv Eng Systems Modeling
MIME 5980
Sustainability/Sustainability Analysis Design
MIME 5980
Lean Six Sigma
GNEN 6980
Design of Experiments
MIME 5980
Electromechanical Systems
MIME 5080
Operations Research I
MIME 6980
Operations Research II
EECS 5240
 Power System Operations
EECS 5460
 Power System Management
EECS 5480
Power Electronics I
EECS 5490
Power Electronics II
 Work Related Project (option)
GNEN 6920
 Special Projects 

Admissions Requirements

To be admitted you must have Bachelor’s degree in engineering science or engineering technology and be employed in an engineering-related industry while enrolled in the program. Admissions are made on an individual basis and take into account the applicant’s previous academic record, the intended area of study, and the capacity of the College of Engineering.

If you have not earned one of the above degrees, the following courses are prerequisites: 

  • Calculus (2 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


Currently enrolled University of Toledo undergraduates may apply for the early admissions B.S./M.S. program and take up to 9 credit hours of graduate course work that can be applied towards the M.S. degree while completing the B.S. degree. Consult with your academic advisor to determine your eligibility for the B.S./M.S. program.

Application Process

Admission is determined 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. The application packet consists of:

  • 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
  • Three Letters of Professional Recommendation
  • Professional Resume
  • U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent-resident cardholders: $45 non-refundable application fee
  • International students: $75 non-refundable application fee

For more information, please contact the Program Director: 

Patricia A. Relue, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Office: Nitschke Hall 1016, Mail Stop 310
Phone:  (419) 530-8098

Last Updated: 9/25/20