Master of Engineering

Program Overview

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree program is an undifferentiated (interdisciplinary), non-thesis program, designed primarily for practicing engineers that is offered on the campus of Texas Tech University and by distance. For practicing engineers, credit for graduate course work completed in residence at another accredited graduate school may be accepted for as much as 15 hours of the 36 semester hour requirements for the M.Eng. degree. All work credited toward the degree must be completed within nine calendar years. In addition to the regulations governing admission to the Texas Tech University Graduate School, a baccalaureate degree in engineering, or its equivalent, is required for entrance to the M.Eng. program.

Specializations

Standard Option

Students may elect to take engineering courses from any of the college's disciplines.

Healthcare Engineering Option

The Healthcare Engineering Option is available for engineers who are interested in applying the principles of engineering, health sciences, and business administration to effectively manage the physical, technological, and supports services of healthcare facilities.

Learn more at the Healthcare Engineering Option website.

Dual Degree Program

Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) and Master of Engineering

The School of Law, in association with Graduate School, offers a program that enables a student to earn both the Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) and Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degrees in three years of academic work.

Learn more at the Doctor of Jurisprudence and Master of Engineering web page.

Program Details

Degree Requirements

Students in the M.Eng. program are subject to all masters degree regulations as outlined in the Graduate Catalog. Due to its interdisciplinary nature, the M.Eng. program does not require specific major and minor subjects. However, the program does allow up to six hours of course work to be taken outside of engineering, upon the approval of the graduate advisor. Students in the M.Eng. program do not have any language or tool-subject requirements. Every candidate for a masters degree is required to pass a final comprehensive examination. At the discretion of the advisor, the examination may be written, oral, or a combination of both.

Transfer of Courses

As stated above, students are permitted to transfer courses into the M.Eng. program upon approval of their graduate advisor. The student should seek approval for the transfer courses prior to registering for such courses. Courses taken without prior approval and prior to enrolling in the M.Eng. program will be accepted at the discretion of the graduate advisor. All transfer courses are subject to the same time limitations as courses taken in the program (a maximum of nine years from the first course in the plan of study until graduation).

The Curriculum

The curriculum for the M.Eng. program consists of 36 semester credit hours of coordinated graduate level course work. No more than 15 credit hours (5 courses) can be taken from any one engineering program.

Special Cases

Any student who does not have an undergraduate degree in engineering is considered a special case. To provide the student with a solid program and to ensure that the student has the background necessary to complete the program, the following background is required:

  • Basic Sciences: Students must have at least 15 semester hours of basic sciences including 12 hours of chemistry and/or physics.
  • Mathematics: Twelve semester hours above algebra and trigonometry are required. Normally, this will require the completion of a mathematics for engineers and scientists course (which includes ordinary differential equations and Laplace transforms).
  • Engineering Sciences: The student must complete 27 hours of engineering science courses. Applications-oriented advanced science coursework may be included as well as up to 12 semester hours of engineering technology technical sciences courses.
  • Engineering Analysis, Design and Synthesis: The need for courses in these areas will be judged on an individual basis, considering the student's educational background, work experience, and field of interest.
  • Humanities and Social Sciences: The equivalent of 16 semester hours of coursework in the humanities and/or social sciences.

Contact Information

If you have questions about the degree program, please contact:

Dr. Stephen Ekwaro-Osire
Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Programs
Whitacre College of Engineering
Texas Tech University
Box 43103
Lubbock, TX  79409-3103
T 806.742.3451 | F 806.742.3493 | stephen.ekwaro-osire@ttu.edu

For questions about completing the M.Eng by distance, please contact:

Brent Guinn
Senior Director, Distance Learning
Whitacre College of Engineering
Texas Tech University
Box 43103
Lubbock, TX  79409-3103
T 806.742.3451 | F 806.742.3493 | brent.guinn@ttu.edu