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Engineering Graduate Program

College of Engineering

Major in Engineering (Major Code: 5128)

Introduction

Contact Pamela Lockwood about the ProgramIncreasingly, today’s engineers are expected to have interdisciplinary knowledge of all facets of engineering. The Master’s of Science in Engineering program is designed to prepare engineers for anything they’ll see in their career — even if it’s not the specialty they studied in undergraduate courses. In this program, students gain working knowledge of many engineering disciplines, from mechanical to civil, environmental to electrical, while also having the flexibility to concentrate in a specific area. This degree provides a rare opportunity to expand skills into all facets of engineering while augmenting skills in a chosen specialization.
  
The Master’s of Science in Engineering program offers two options:

  • A 30-hour in-person thesis track designed for students who may be planning to continue to a doctoral program or considering a career in R&D. Students may benefit from WTAMU’s institutional agreement with Texas A&M University for acceptance into its doctoral program and potential scholarship opportunities.
  • A 36-hour non-thesis program with 100% online options, designed to meet workforce needs with flexible scheduling for working professionals.

Due to visa regulations, International Students in non-immigrant F1 visa status will not be admitted into the 36 credit hour on line track. 
 
Students who are well suited to this program are:

  • Driven by a need to discover
  • Intrigued by research and design
  • Pursuing research because of a passion to learn new things
  • Interested in developing and learning skills in new areas of engineering while enhancing skills in their own area.

In addition to the benefits of strong industry ties and advanced labs, WTAMU has dedicated faculty and advisers involved in challenging, ground breaking research. This program is thus geared toward both students and industry professionals interested in everything from sustainable technologies and processes to promising research advancements. With a wide variety of class options from business-oriented classes to engineering courses, students will be able to bridge gaps that they could not before.

For more information about the Master's of Science in Engineering program, please download our brochure here.


Admission Requirements

To be accepted into the MS Engineering program a student must meet the following requirements:

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in an engineering or closely related undergraduate degree program preferred
  • International  Applicants Only: TOEFL score 213 (computer based; 79 (iBT) or IELTS score of 6.0 or PTE 53

Admission Deadlines

All application materials must be received by August 1st to be considered for Fall admission and December 1st to be considered for Spring admission.

Application Process

  1.  Apply through the Graduate School using their application page.
  2. Submit payment of the $40 graduate admissions fee through the above page. Admission fee waived until August 1st, 2020. 
  3. Submit all university transcripts.  All students must submit official copies of transcripts before admission.
  4. Submit a letter of intent describing your interest in engineering and what you hope to gain from this program.  There is no particular format for this letter.  The graduate program leadership would like to gain an understanding for your interest in engineering, experience level, and expectations for this degree program.  Please email letters to plockwood@wtamu.edu
  5. Once all application materials have been received by the Graduate School, you will be contacted by a representative from the College of Engineering.

Options

  • Thesis Option
  • Non-Thesis Option

Suggested Plan of Study:

Thesis Option

Non Thesis Project Option

Category

Semester Credit Hours

Category

Semester Credit Hours

Area of Specialization

15

Area of Specialization

15

Sub-specialization

6

Sub-specialization(s)

12

Elective

3

Elective

6

Thesis

6

Project

3

TOTAL

30

TOTAL

36

 

Requirements

Thesis Option

Twenty-four(24) semester hours of approved courses and six (6) additional hours of thesis research credit, a successful defense of a research thesis, national or international presentation of work, and publication in proceedings are required to complete this option.

Non-Thesis Option

The non-thesis (project) option requires a minimum of thirty-six (36) semester hours of course work including a three-credit hour project course. The project course incorporates a written report and oral presentation to a faculty committee. Additional course work may be necessary for students lacking the proper course prerequisites or as specified in an approved plan of study. The 36 hour program will facilitate students who want post graduate study as a requirement for professional certification.

Summer 2020 Course Offerings

CENG 6392-70 Engineering Research Methods

This course prepares students for conducting a significant research project toward developing a graduate research program, thesis research, or a final project in the non-thesis degree option. 

Fall 2020 Course Offerings

EVEG 6311-70  - Physical and Chemical Principals of Environmental Engineering

First in a two course sequence to assist professional engineers with the prinicples of environmental engineering and their application to engineering designs in the field. This first course will focus on "understanding the physical, chemical and physicochemical prinicples that affect the design of an environmental engineering unit operation."  

EENG 6304-70 Introduction to Power Electronics

This course is an overview of power electronics, emphasizing the operation, characteristics and performance parameters diode, SCR, TRIAC, GTO, BJT MOSFET and IGBT.  Applications of these components will be discussed.

MENG 6392-70 - Systems Modelling and Simulation

System modelling and simulation focuses on quantitative multidisciplinary design methodology that works with the non-quantitative and creative side of the design process in engineering systems. The goal of multidisciplinary systems design optimization is to create advanced and complex engineering systems that must be competitive not only in terms of performance, but also in terms of life-cycle value. The objective of the course is to present tools and methodologies for performing system modelling, simulation and optimization in a multidisciplinary design context. Focus will be equally strong on all three aspects of the problem: (i) the multidisciplinary character of engineering systems, (ii) design of these complex systems, and (iii) tools for optimization. 

This is a multi-disciplinary course by design with mechanical and electrical engineering concepts and taught by a member of the electrical faculty.  As such this course will substitute into either electrical or mechanical specializations.

MATH 6095-73 Machine learning for Engineering Applications I

This course serves as the first part of an introduction to the data science principles required to tackle real-world, data-rich problems in engineering and industry, including: Data manipulation, Data visualization, Feature engineering, and Machine learning.

MATH 6330-70 Systems of Ordinary Differential Equations

This is a course in solving systems of differential equations where applications abound in engineering. A background in undergraduate differential equations is not required. Applications of systems of differential equations will permeate this course. 

 


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When is my application due?
    • Application deadlines are August 1st to be considered for Fall admission and December 1st to be considered for Spring admission.  All application materials should be received on or before these dates unless agreed upon with the Graduate Program advisor. 
  2. Are all courses available online? 
    • Almost all courses are available online.  There may be rare exceptions but these would not be required courses for degree completion.  Students will be notified via email each semester about course offerings and formats before the registration period opens for the next term.  Registration opens for graduate students around November 1st for Spring  and Summer semesters and April 1st for Fall semesters.
  3. Are there specific GPA or GRE requirements for this program?
    • The GRE is not required for admission to this program. 
    • A minimum undergraduate GPA is not required for this program, but a 3.0 undergraduate GPA is preferred.  Industry work experience can substantially contribute to a candidates application for admission as well as undergraduate GPA. 
    • Transcripts should be submitted to the Graduate School following the directions on their application page
  4. Where do I submit my letter of intent?
    • Letters of intent can be submitted to either the Graduate School admission officer in which you are in contact or to Dr. Pamela Lockwood, Associate Dean in charge of Graduate Programs in the College of Engineering at plockwood@wtamu.edu.
  5. When will I recieve a degree plan?
    • Degree plan options will be delivered to you for your review from College of Engineering admissions personnel early in your application process.  You will also receive an official degree plan from the Graduate School within your first semester which the Graduate Advisor will track for accuracy.  
  6. Who do I contact if I have questions?
    • Potential students can call the Associate Dean of Graduate Program, Dr. Pamela Lockwood at 806-651-2536 or email plockwood@wtamu.edu for questions or concerns.