Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) Program

M.S. Engineering - Engineering Building, David Schmitz

The MSE degree is an interdisciplinary program with the primary objectives of offering the practicing engineer the opportunity to develop a wide range of knowledge and skills needed to function in today's complex industrial environment.

The program is designed to provide flexibility for students who need coursework that is interdisciplinary and not available through the other engineering programs in the college. The MSE program typically includes courses from at least three different programs in the College of Engineering, and may also use courses in the College of Science or the College of Business.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Master’s of Science General Engineering Program will be able to:

  1. Work individually or collaboratively to plan and develop deliverables to meet project specifications and requirements.
  2. Apply advanced theory, engineering practice and analytical methods to solve engineering problems.
  3. Create written documents and deliver oral presentations for a range of audiences. 
  4. Appraise ethical, social, economic, and environmental implications of engineering practice in local and global contexts.

Students that complete the MSE program will also meet the University Learning Goals.

Degree Requirements

Students must complete 30 units of coursework, including a culminating experience (thesis or project), as described in the SJSU Catalog.