ENME

ENME Graduate Degree Programs

Additional Graduate Resources

Professional Master of
Engineering Degree (M.Eng.)

Professional Master of Reliability Engineering (M.Eng.)

Joint B.S./M.S.

UMD Graduate School

Graduate Catalog

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The Mechanical Engineering Department offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in mechanical engineering. Students may also apply to the Reliability Engineering Program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering to pursue a M.S. or Ph.D. in Reliability and Risk Engineering. In addition, the department offers a joint Bachelor of Science/Master of Science (B.S./M.S.) program. Students also have the option of obtaining a Master of Engineering degree through the Professional Master's Program.

Master of Science (M.S.) in Mechanical Engineering

The Master of Science Program in Mechanical Engineering is awarded for the successful completion of a unified, coherent program of coursework and research that is approved by the student's advisor and graduate director and meets Graduate School requirements. A high level of academic achievement is expected in the course work completed by the student. In addition, students are expected to carry out independent research, primarily in mechanical sciences and engineering, culminating in the preparation and defense of a thesis describing it.  (M.S. in M.E.)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering

The Doctor of Philosophy degree is awarded in recognition of high level of scholarship, the ability to carry out independent research, and the publication of such research in archival journals. A high level of academic achievement is expected in the course work completed by the student. The program of study for the degree must consist of research and the preparation of a dissertation describing it, primarily in mechanical sciences and engineering. (Ph.D. in M.E.)

Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Reliability Engineering

The Reliability Engineering Program offers both Masters (M.S.) and Ph.D. degrees with the elected certification in Risk and Reliability Engineering (RRE). The Master of Science Program in Reliability Engineering is awarded for the successful completion of a unified, coherent program of coursework and research that is approved by the student's advisor and graduate director and meets Graduate School requirements. A high level of academic achievement is expected in the course work completed by the student. The Department of Reliability Engineering offers both a thesis and non-thesis Master of Science degree. The Doctor of Philosophy degree is awarded in recognition of high level of scholarship, the ability to carry out independent research, and the publication of such research in archival journals. A high level of academic achievement is expected in the course work completed by the student. The program of study for the degree must consist of research and the preparation of a dissertation describing it, primarily in reliability and risk engineering.

These degrees are available on a full-time or part-time basis for both degree seeking and non-degree seeking students. These courses are usually offered in the late afternoon or evening and are also available as distance-delivered courses to non-resident students.  (M.S. in R.E.)    (Ph.D. in R.E.)

Joint Bachelor/Master Program B.S./M.S.

The combined Bachelor's/Master's Degree (B.S./M.S.) Program is designed to allow highly capable undergraduates from the University of Maryland to accelerate their studies so as to obtain both degrees on a time-efficient schedule. The basic requirements for the individual degrees are unchanged from the more traditional path through these programs; in the combined program, however, the course requirements overlap so that the total number of courses is less for the combined program than for the traditional programs. Undergraduate students accepted to this program typically begin their graduate experience in their senior year by taking graduate level courses and participating in research activities.  (B.S./M.S.)

Professional Master of Engineering (ENPM) and Graduate Certificate in Engineering (GCEN) Programs

GCEN Programs provide a professional degree and a certificate, respectively, de-signed for part-time students who want to continue their education while working full-time. Both programs are application-oriented. Most students in the ENPM & GCEN programs work full-time for employers that support their continuing education. Neither program provides financial support for graduate students. The ENPM program does not require a thesis. Students interested in ultimately pursuing a Ph.D. should enroll in the traditional M.S. program to establish a background appropriate for a research degree. 
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For more information about the ENPM or GCEN programs, consult the ENPM web page at www.oaee.umd.edu or call the Professional Master of Engineering office at 301-405-0362.