The Professional Master of Engineering program is a practice-oriented part-time graduate program designed to assist engineers and technical professionals in the development of their careers and to provide the expertise needed in the rapidly changing business, government, and industrial environments. Late afternoon, evening, and 100% online classes are taught by the College Park faculty and experienced adjunct faculty at the College Park campus and designated learning centers in Maryland. PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT use program code ENPM when applying for this program. Please use the codes for each academic option listed below.
Options are available in the following engineering disciplines:
Aerospace Engineering (PMAE)
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (PMCH)
Civil and Environmental Engineering (PMCE)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (PMEE)
Energetic Concepts* (MEEC online)
Environmental Engineering (PMEN)
Fire Protection Engineering* (PMFP on campus, ENGF online)
Materials Science and Engineering (PMMS)
Mechanical Engineering (PMME)
Nuclear Engineering* (PMNU on campus, MENU online)
Project Management* (PMPM on campus, MEPM online)
Reliability Engineering* (PMRE on campus, MERE online)
Sustainable Energy Engineering* (PMSU on campus, MEEE online)
Systems Engineering (PMSE)* available 100% online
The program is open to qualified applicants holding a regionally accredited baccalaureate degree in engineering or a related field.
Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0 may be admitted on a provisional basis if they have demonstrated satisfactory performance in another graduate program and/or their work has been salutary.
Applicants with foreign credentials must submit academic records in the original language with literal English translations. Allow at least three months for evaluation of foreign credentials.
We trust that you will find this 30 credit-hour program to be an affordable, convenient way to earn an engineering graduate degree, to "retool" and keep current with the latest technological developments in your field, or perhaps to develop a new area of expertise so as to further your career.
Type of Applicant Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants; US Citizens and Permanent Residents with foreign credentials; International Applicants seeking admissions under A, E, G, H, I and L visas and immigrants
Deadline: August 15
Preferred: August 1
Deadline: January 10
Preferred: December 15
Deadline: May 15
Preferred: May 1
International Applicants seeking admission under F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
Deadline: February 1
Deadline: August 1
- Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field
- GRE not required
- College Transcripts
- 3 Letters of Recommendation
- Graduate School admission application and fee
- In online application, select the appropariate program option as the major from the list above
Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
The student chooses an area of concentration offered by an engineering department and completes 30 credit hours of approved coursework with an average grade of B. The coursework, which allows up to 12 credits at the 400-level, must be approved by the program's departmental faculty advisor.
Courses in the Professional Master of Engineering program are currently offered on the College Park campus, at off-campus centers via video-teleconferencing, and 100% online. The Clark School of Engineering's Distance Education Technology and Services (DETS) office administers a live interactive distance education system and webcast course capture for students to take courses as they are happening or at a time convenient for their schedule. Remote sites around the State of Maryland where our courses can be taken live via DETS are at the Universities at Shady Grove in Montgomery County, the Higher Education and Applied Technology (HEAT) Center in Harford County, and the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center in St. Mary's County. In addition to lecture dissemination, DETS provides state-of-the-art chat, bulletin board, video chat, group presentation, and discussion technologies that give our distance students the same, if not more access to faculty and their fellow students.
The Clark School's Engineering Information Technology group also provides access to needed software and computer resources through dedicated virtual computer terminals that allow distance students full access to licensed software, libraries, databases, and specialized programs.
There are no assistantships or fellowships available in this program.
For more specific information, contact:
Ms. Neela Balkissoon, Coordinator of Admissions and Professional Programs
For Questions about Admission and Academic Programs
2105 J. M. Patterson Building, University of Maryland, College Park
Telephone: (301) 405-7200
Fax: (301) 405-3305
Related Programs and Campus Units
Engineering: Aerospace Engineering
Engineering: Chemical Engineering
Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Engineering: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Engineering: Fire Protection Engineering
Engineering: Materials Science and Engineering
Engineering: Mechanical Engineering
Engineering: Reliability Engineering
Engineering: Systems Engineering