Engineering Graduate Studies

Master of Science in Engineering - General (Fully Online, Part-Time)


Our program is nationally ranked in 2023 US News Best Online Engineering Master's Programs Ranking.

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 engineering and business management, providing an alternative to a traditional business management or a technical Master of Science degree.

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


Course Requirements

Courses can be taken completely online or as a combination of online and on-campus offerings. Elective engineering courses are primarily in systems engineering, energy, and advanced manufacturing, areas of interest to most engineers responsible for productivity enhancements. All students complete a minimum of 21 credit hours (cr hr) based on the engineering core, business core, and engineering electives. You can elect to complete the degree with a work-related project capstone or additional coursework from any of the three categories. 


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

BUSINESS CORE (3 - 12 Cr. Hr.)

Up to 4 courses designed to acquaint engineers, scientists and/or technologists with financial, managerial and legal/social issues that can help you succeed in today’s marketplace.

ELECTIVES (12 - 21 Cr. Hr.)

Elective courses can be selected to go either broad or deep in your area of interest. Any 5000/6000 level course in General 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. 


In lieu of 6-credit-hour of electives coursework you may elect to complete a 6-credit-hour work-related project. The project will be identified and developed in coordination with your employer utilizing skills learned in this program. If you opt for the work-related project, you will work with a faculty project advisor from the College of Engineering. The advisor can be selected by you, or the program director can help you to identify a faculty advisor. The work-related project should culminate in a deliverable, analytical formulation, simulation, or similar outcome. The final written project document should follow the Online Template for Projects and contain a bibliography that uses a standard citation format.


QM Logo We want your online learning experience to be the best possible, so we champion instructors who provide high-quality online courses. Instructors in the online MS program are encouraged to submit their courses for Quality Matters certification. Courses that have earned this designation are identified in the program requirements listing. More information on Quality Matters is available at UT Online.

Program Requirements for M.S. in General Engineering program

Engineering Core (minimum of 2 required)

  • GNEN 6700  Management of Projects and Technological Innovation - QM Certified Course (2023) 
  • GNEN 5500  Application of Engineering Analysis - QM Certified Course (2019)
  • GNEN 5700  Applied Probability and Statistics in Engineering

 Business Core (minimum of 1 required)

Electives (minimum of 4 required)

  • CIVE 5690 Sustainability Engineering - QM Certified Course (2018, see note 1)
  • EECS 5240 Power Systems Operation - QM Certified Course (2020)
  • EECS 5260 Control Systems Design
  • EECS 5460 Power Systems Management - QM Certified Course (2021)
  • EECS 5480 Power Electronics I - QM Certified Course (2020)
  • GNEN 6200 Environmental Efficiency for Buildings (see note 2)
  • GNEN 6300 Energy Management for Facilities (see note 3)
  • MIME 5080 Operations Research I
  • MIME 5410 Alternative Energy
  • MIME 5820 Sustainability Analysis and Design
  • MIME 5830 Additive Manufacturing - QM Certified Course (2020, see note 4)

 Work Related Project (option)

  • GNEN 6920  Special Projects in Engineering
  1. CIVE 5690 was certified as CIVE 4690.
  2. GNEN 6200 is preparation for the LEED Green Associate exam through the US Green Building Council (USGBC).
  3. GNEN 6300 follows a national program of preparedness to take the Association of Energy Engineers Certified Energy Managers exam (AEE CEM Certification). University of Toledo is an approved training partner.
  4. MIME 5830 was certified as MIME 4980.

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 your previous academic record, the intended area of study, and the capacity of the College of Engineering.

If you have not earned and engineering or engineering technology degree, the following courses are prerequisites for admission: 

  • 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


If you are a currently enrolled University of Toledo undergraduate student in engineering or engineering technology, you 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 individually and considers your previous educational record and professional experience. Applications are 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
  • International applicants are required to meet English language proficiency requirements established by the College of Graduate Studies.
  • International applicants with non-US degree and applicants with US GPA below a 2.7 are required to submit GRE scores.
  • U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent-resident cardholders: $45 non-refundable application fee
  • International students: $75 non-refundable application fee

GRaduate Tuition

For information on graduate-level tuition and fees, visit the Office of the Treasurer.

Out-of-state residents who are admitted to one of UT’s fully online programs and enroll in only online classes may qualify for in-state tuition. For more information, go to the Online Degree Programs website.

 For more information, please submit an inquiry or contact the Program Director: 

Carmen Cioc, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Engineering Technology Department
Office: North Engineering 1621, Mail Stop 402
Phone:  (419) 530-3017

Last Updated: 12/4/23