MS in General Engineering

Master of Science in General Engineering – Overview

The master’s degree program in general engineering is a multidisciplinary program of study suited to the educational needs of individual students. This program may be particularly attractive to practicing engineers and professionals in related fields who seek a wider, more flexible base of knowledge and skills.

A master’s degree program in general engineering typically requires students to complete at least 36 credit hours of graduate-level study. In addition to a general core that includes technology and management courses, students typically complete a concentration option in a specific area of study such as Information Technology, Electronics or Mechanical Engineering. Students will also be required to successfully complete a project.

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Program Objectives

  • Offer Master’s degree in General Engineering with the emphasis on specialization in a technical area and management to become corporate leaders in technology companies or entrepreneurs
  • Emphasizing the importance of building skills and abilities that help in applying engineering and management skills to solve real world problems
  • Enabling aspiring students that would like to pursue research programs in the area of their choice

Program Outcomes


On successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Design and develop systems and solutions to solve real world engineering and management problem
  • Take on significant management responsibilities within a short span of their career.
  • Use latest tools and technologies available in their respective field of choice to improve their execution
  • Develop the ability to become a lifelong learner
  • Start their career in a corporation that requires technical and management skills, or become an entrepreneur.

Program Delivery


The program consists of both 3 credit and 4 credit courses. Students will need to complete all the Graduate Core courses. They can choose electives in the area of their choice. They will need to complete a minimum of 36 credits. The following is the course break up.

CATEGORY Courses Credits
TOTAL 10 36
GRADUATE CORE 3 11
ELECTIVES 6 21
PROJECT 1 4

All courses follow a 15-week delivery model where course objectives and outcomes for each week are thoroughly outlined and presented to students. Each course consists of the following elements:

  • Multimedia Presentations
  • Interactive Sessions with Faculty online
  • Assignments including tasks, projects and activities that are graded manually by the professors
  • Continuous Assessments (pop quizzes, mid-term tests, etc.)
  • Final Exam

There will be a significant emphasis on the outcomes for each week. Assignments are focused on assessing the students’ capability of applying the knowledge gained and demonstrating their skills and abilities in specific areas

Capstone Project

The capstone project is the culminating experience of the student’s engineering program and provides students with the opportunity to apply and integrate their knowledge and skills gained. Students will take the responsibility to organize, plan and carry-out the various tasks required for successful completion of the project.

On successful completion of this capstone project, students will be able to:

  • Use Engineering research methods to evaluate the feasibility of a range of solutions taking into account such factors as cost, technical requirements, business requirements, environmental and sustainability issues;

  • Synthesize, prototype, critically analyses and/or test project designs or research hypotheses ensuring that design outcomes meet client specifications;
  • Effectively plan a project and confidently perform all aspects of project management including scoping, planning, scheduling, resourcing, risk assessment, reviewing, delivering, evaluating and contract management;
  • Produce a range of high quality professional and technical documents including a project proposal; project contract; project management plan; and PowerPoint presentations;
  • Communicate with all stakeholders in an ethical and professional manner and confidently defend ideas and proposals to the client and university audiences.