Curriculum in Master of Science in Engineering
A candidate for the M.S. degree in engineering must comply with the rules and regulations as outlined in the WVU Graduate Catalog and the specific requirements of the Statler College and the specific department in which the student’s concentration is in.
All M.S. degree candidates are required to perform research and follow a planned program of study. The student’s research advisor, in conjunction with the student’s Advising and Examining Committee (AEC) will be responsible for determining the plan of study appropriate to the student’s needs. The underlying principle of the planned program is to provide the students with the necessary support to complete their degree and prepare them for their career.
|A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required in all courses
|Course Requirements *
|A minimum of 60% of courses must be from 500 level or above
|Plan of Study
|Select from the following based on degree path:
|Any BIOM, BMEG, CE, CHE, CHEM, CPE, CS, EE, IENG, IH&S, MAE, MATH, MINE, PNGE, PHYS, SAFM, SENG, or STAT courses 400-795, as approved by the student's AEC
|Complete 1 of the following options:
|Thesis Option - 6 hours
Research - any 697 (6 hours)
Final Oral or Written Examination
|Problem Report Option - 6 hours
Complete 3 additional hours of coursework
Research - any 697 (3 hours)
Final Oral or Written Examination
Formal written report or professional report/paper
|Coursework Option - 6 hours
Complete 6 additional hours of coursework
Students who do not hold a baccalaureate degree in engineering may be required to take a set of undergraduate engineering courses above and beyond the minimum coursework requirements.
M.S. students following the thesis or problem report option must prepare a written research proposal. The proposal must be approved by the student's AEC at least one semester prior to the final oral examination.
All students, regardless of option, are required to pass a final oral or written examination, administered by their AEC, covering the thesis or problem report and/or related course material.
Suggested Plan of Study
The plan below illustrates the Thesis Option. It is important for students to take courses in the order specified as much as possible; all prerequisites and concurrent requirements must be observed. A typical M.S.E. degree program that completes degree requirements in three semesters is as follows.
|Total credit hours: 30
Major Learning Outcomes
Upon graduation, with a masters of science degree in engineering, students will have:
- An expert level understanding of the advanced principles of their engineering specialty
- Ability to apply advanced methodologies in their specialty area
- Ability to design and conduct original experiments, analyze and interpret data, and develop recommendations with a high degree of independence
- Advanced ability to use contemporary techniques, skills, and tools necessary for engineering practice in education, industry, and/or government
- Ability to effectively communicate technical information in the form of a thesis, scientific publication or presentation
- Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- Ability to understand the impact of engineering solutions in global and societal context
- Recognition of the need to engage in life-long learning
- Foundational preparation to pursue doctoral studies