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M.Eng. Track

Candidates electing to switch to the M.Eng. degree track are not required to submit a thesis: the following Course Requirements suffice for the degree.

Course Requirements

MEng course requirements are fulfilled by completion of eight courses over two years: three Core courses and five Elective courses.

Candidates must maintain a B average, with no more than one C allowed.  All courses must be taken for a letter grade.

  • Core Courses
    • Three COS courses from the following list:
      • COS 475 (ELE 475), 510, 511, 513, 516, 518, 521, 522, 524, 525, 526, 527, 528, 529, 533, 534, 551 (MOL 551), 557 (MOL 557), 561, 563, 583, 584, 597*, 598*
        • *For students who have entered the program prior to Fall 2023
  • Elective Courses
    • Five courses, each of which must satisfy one of the following criteria:
      • COS 318, 320, 324, 326, 343, 352, 375, 597**, 598**
        • **For students entering the program in Fall 2023 and later
      • Any 400-level COS course
      • An additional course that satisfies the Core Course criteria.
      • A non-COS elective from the list here.
        • Relevant non-COS courses not on this list may be added with the Director of Graduate Studies’ consent.


Acceleration of the M.Eng. (non-thesis track). Students in excellent academic standing who intend to transition to the M.Eng. track may request the department accelerate their two-year program by either one semester or one year, provided all the applicable following conditions are met:

1. Satisfactory performance in all past, current, and future Teaching Assistantship assignments at the University, as evaluated by the Instructor of Record of the course the student is assigned to;
2. The request must be made in writing to the department before the Faculty Deadline for Submission of Graduate Course Grades at the end of the first semester of study;
3. For one-semester acceleration requests: At least three courses completed in the first semester, with all A grades (one A- permitted).
4. For one-year acceleration requests: At least four courses completed in the first semester, with all A grades (one A- permitted).

The department will cancel the request if the student later chooses to remain on the M.S.E. track during their Year 1 reenrollment. Students who accelerate may choose to revert their program of study to its original
length by communicating this request in writing to the department.

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