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Engineering (M. Eng.)

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The Master's of Engineering (M. Eng.) program at SDSU provides advanced engineering coursework complemented by an applied management and leadership development core. The program is tailored to facilitate graduates’ successful transition into leadership roles due to technical organizations traditionally having progression ladders that move degreed engineers into management positions early in their career. The program provides technical and intellectual development that can open the door to opportunities for leadership roles within their organization, ultimately resulting in competitive businesses. The program is composed of 50% advanced engineering courses and 50% management and leadership courses.


Program Information

The (M. Eng.) is a terminal or professional degree as it is coursework only – no thesis. This graduate program is tailored to meet the needs of working professionals at their own pace. Core classes include project management, operations and management and leadership, culminating in an applied industry-based project. Advanced engineering courses come from civil, electrical, mechanical or agricultural engineering disciplines.

The M. Eng. program has a dedicated industrial advisory board to provide input and guidance on expected student competencies and program outcomes.

At the time of graduation from the Master of Engineering program, students will have:

  • in-depth technical knowledge in engineering;
  • knowledge of contemporary leadership and management in professional practice;
  • a demonstrated ability to apply engineering, management and leadership concepts; and,
  • a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally, graphically and in writing.

Only 30 credits of coursework needed.

  • For the working professional, most of these M. Eng. students take 3 – 6 credits per semester and complete the degree in about 2 years. 
  • Core courses in leadership, statistics/analytics, project management and operations management will prepare you to be an effective manager and project team leader.
  • You build your portfolio of courses based on what you want to accomplish in your future. Courses are on-campus, online and hybrid delivery to fit your busy schedule.

Program Contact

Dr. Suzette Burckhard
Interim Department Head
Construction and Operations Management
605-688-5316

SDSU Continuing and Distance Education

Phone: 605-688-4154
Email: sdsu.distance@sdstate.edu
Website: sdstate.edu/online

SDSU Graduate Admissions

Phone: 605-688-4181
Email: gradschl@sdstate.edu
Website: sdstate.edu/graduate