Requirements for the Master of Engineering (M.E.) Degree

Plan C – Regular Coursework (on-campus; no thesis)

  • Minimum 30 credits of regular coursework (no thesis, independent study, practicum, or supervised teaching)
  • Minimum 24 credits taken at CSU that are 500-level and above
  • Minimum 21 credits taken after program admission
  • Minimum 15 credits of Mechanical Engineering courses (must have the prefix MECH)
  • Advisor Required (typically the Associate Department Head for Graduate Studies)
  • No thesis or Graduate Committee required


Engineering Management: Plan C – Coursework (online; no thesis)

  • ECE/ENGR 501 (Foundations of Systems Engineering) – 3 cr
  • ECE/ENGR567 (Systems Engineering Architecture) – 3 cr
  • MECH 501 (Engineering Project and Program Management) – 3 cr
  • MECH 503 (Engineering Maintenance Process) – 3 cr
  • MECH 504 (Specification and Procurement of Engineering Systems) – 3 cr
  • MECH 512 (Reliability Engineering) – 3 cr
  • MECH 513 (Simulation Modeling and Experimentation) – 3 cr
  • BUS 601 (Quantitative Business Analysis) – 2 cr
  • BUS 625 (Organizational Communication) – 2 cr
  • BUS 640 (Financial Principles and Practice) – 2 cr
  • BUS 655 (Marketing Management) – 2 cr
  • BUS 690A (Contemporary Issues) – 1-2 cr


Degree information for Online Master of Engineering Management Program

Two programs are officially recognized by the College of Engineering. Engineering Management and Materials Engineering specializations listed below consist of a list of courses that may be of interest to students focused on materials engineering. Students interested in these areas must fulfill all requirements of the General Plan C Master of Engineering degree.


Materials Engineering: Plan C– Coursework (online; no thesis)
*15 hours of coursework
*15 hours of elective coursework

  • MECH 411 (Manufacturing Engineering)
  • MECH 431 (Metals and Alloys)
  • MECH 502 (Advanced/Additive Manufacturing Engineering)
  • MECH 530 (Advanced Composite Materials)
  • MECH 531 (Materials Engineering)
  • MECH 532 (Materials Issues in Mechanical Design)
  • MECH 573 (Structure and Function of Biomaterials)


Degree information for Online Material Engineering

Please note: Mechanical Engineering is a specialization of the College of Engineering Plan C Master of Engineering degree, therefore the Mechanical Engineering title only appears on the student’s transcript and not on the final diploma.