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Professional Program—Engineering (MEng)

Important Note: This is the archived version of the 2012–2014 Graduate Catalog. The information on these pages was archived on August 22, 2012 and will not be updated as requirement and/or program changes are approved.

Admission Requirements

Mailing Address:
Master of Engineering (MC 171)
851 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Campus Location: SEO 813
Telephone: (312) 996-9806
Web Site:;
Professor and Associate Dean: Piergiorgio L. E. Uslenghi, PhD
Program Coordinator: Carolyn C. Williams

The UIC College of Engineering offers a Master of Engineering degree program, which is completed entirely on the Internet. The MEng is a professional degree based exclusively on course work, without a research component (no project or thesis) and without departmental affiliation. This program is fully approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

In Illinois, in the United States, and in the rest of the world there exists a vast population of adults who already have a university education at the bachelor level and who would like to expand and update their knowledge by taking additional course work at the graduate level resulting, in many cases, in a master’s degree. Up to now, many of these potential students have been unable to realize their educational dreams because they reside in a geographical area remote from a research university campus, or because of work or family obligations that do not allow them to pursue their educational goals in a synchronous classroom environment, or because of disability.

The main objectives of the MEng online program may be summarized as follows:

All students must complete a minimum of 36 semester hours of graduate course work with a 3.00/4.00 GPA. All degree requirements must be completed within six years of admission. Of the 36 semester hours, all students are required to take the following 2 core courses: Engineering Law (4 credit hours) and Engineering Management (4 credit hours).

There are 4 certificates that the Master of Engineering degree program offers. Certificates are based on completion of 3 courses only:

Admission Requirements

For more information on the Master of Engineering professional degree program and the application process, please consult the following Web sites: