2009-2010

New WPI ECE Master of Engineering Degree Program Approved

WPI faculty voted to approve the creation of an ECE Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree program that would complement existing graduate degree and certificate offerings by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

On December 3rd, 2009, WPI faculty voted to approve the creation of an ECE Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree program that would complement existing graduate degree and certificate offerings by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at WPI. This approved motion takes effect immediately in time for January 2010 applications to WPI ECE.

Given the changing role of engineers in modern society, students interested in pursuing an industrial career path will potentially require a graduate level education that combines both advanced electrical and computer engineering topics and management concepts. Although the existing ECE Master of Science (M.S.) degree program offers the necessary technical depth, it lacks the advanced management concepts required by industrial practitioners in the high technology sector. Consequently, the new ECE M.Eng. degree program is specifically tailored for individuals seeking an industrial career path after their graduate studies.

The M.Eng. degree allows for a course distribution of roughly 2/3 engineering and science courses with 1/3 management courses. Furthermore, the M.Eng. degree program possesses a non-thesis focus and requires the successful completion of seven WPI ECE graduate courses. Finally, up to 9 credits of graduate level management courses can be taken as part of this degree program.

For more information about the M.Eng. degree program, please contact the graduate studies administrative assistant, sweeney@wpi.edu. To apply, please visit the target="_self">WPI Graduate Admissions.

January 6, 2010