Master of Engineering

The program leading to the Master of Engineering (MEN) degree is an interdisciplinary, non-thesis degree. The MEN is designed primarily for practicing engineers. For such 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 Master of Engineering degree. All work credited toward the degree must be completed within nine calendar years. In addition to the regulations governing admission to the Graduate School, a baccalaureate degree in engineering, or its equivalent, is required for entrance to the Master of Engineering Program.

Degree Requirements

Students in the Master of Engineering program are subject to all Masters Degree regulations as outlined in the Graduate Catalog. Due to its interdisciplinary nature, the Master of Engineering 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 Master of Engineering program do not have any language or tool-subject requirements. Every candidate for a Masters Degree is required to pass a final comprehensive examination. Students will write a report and complete 33 hours of coursework and three hours of a reports course.

Transfer of Courses

As stated above, students are permitted to transfer courses into the Master of Engineering program upon approval of their graduate advisor. The student should seek approval of the transfer courses prior to registering for such courses. Courses taken without prior approval and prior to enrolling in the Master of Engineering 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 Master of Engineering 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, e.g., Industrial Engineering or Software Engineering.

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 Pre-requisites are required:

  • Chemistry I & II
  • Physics I & II (Calculus Based)
  • Calculus I, II, & III
  • Differential Equations

For More Information

The MEN program advisor is Brent Guinn.

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

Brent Guinn
Senior Director of Distance Learning
Edward E Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering
Texas Tech University
MS 43103
Lubbock, TX 79409-3103
T (806) 742-3451 | F (806) 742-3493
Email: brent.guinn@ttu.edu

If you have questions about the distance learning program, or the MEN degree program please contact:

Amy Donnerberg, Program Manager | Phone: (806) 742-3451 | Email: amy.donnerberg@ttu.edu