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M.Eng.--Additional Specific Requirements

The Master of Engineering degree programs provide training for advanced professional competence in several fields of engineering. This professional master's degree emphasizes practical application of knowledge for solving problems and should be distinguished carefully from the research-oriented programs that lead to the academic degree of Master of Science. A minimum of 30 graduate credits is required, of which 20 must be earned at the campus/center where the degree program is offered. At least 18 credits must be earned in 500- or 800-level courses; a minimum of 6 of these 18 credits must be earned in 500-level courses.

Culminating Experience--All M.Eng. programs require a significant culminating or "capstone" experience. Each program has established the specific manner for meeting the requirement, which may take the form of a paper, project, internship, or other similar experience serving to demonstrate comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of the practice of the field of study. The nature and extent of this work and when it is to be undertaken within the program of study shall be determined by the major program.

Work for this degree is not required to be done specifically at the University Park campus. A complete program of study can be pursued at Penn State Harrisburg, Penn State Great Valley, Penn State Erie, or through the World Campus.


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