2019-2020

Engineering - Computer Science and Engineering, Master of Engineering

School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems

College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

This program assists students who wish to upgrade their current engineering expertise by delving into the contemporary and future-forward area of computer science. The plan features real-world relevancy and flexibility in course format and distance delivery.

This plan will not be available to new students after Summer 2020

  • To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.)

    You must additionally complete:

    • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis.
    • All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
    • All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program.
    Read the full policy.

     

In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 30
Additional Admission Requirements Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Progression Plan Link View Program of Study

Student Learning Outcomes

The Master of Engineering is a non-thesis professional degree, based primarily on course work and/or on an engineering project designed with the guidance of a faculty advisor to address a need or problem specific to their engineering field of study (Civil, Environmental, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering).  This degree program is designed to provide a broad, practice-based education.

Students will:

Demonstrate the ability to apply graduate level critical thinking skills to formulate and solve advanced civil (electrical/environmental/mechanical) engineering problems.

  • Acquires knowledge on advanced contemporary engineering topics and computational tools specific to civil (electrical/environmental/mechanical) engineering.
  • Develops the ability to identify, formulate, and solve relevant advanced civil (electrical/environmental/mechanical) engineering problems.
  • Develops the ability to synthesize, explain, verify, and justify solutions to complex civil (electrical/environmental/mechanical) engineering problems.
Demonstrate the ability to, independently and creatively, design, plan, and conduct complex civil (electrical/environmental/mechanical) engineering projects;
  • Assesses the state of the art in the field of study.
  • Applies, independently and creatively, appropriate engineering theories and tools towards developing a viable solution for the project.
  • Designs and conducts activities specific to the project.
Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively the results of a comprehensive research project through oral presentations and publications.
  • Creates a report reflecting the integration of knowledge acquired through the project.
  • Delivers an oral presentation to peers summarizing the work performed on the project and its outcomes.
  • Synthesizes and presents the relevance of the engineering project in both technical and non-technical terms.

 

Additional Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
    • NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application.
    • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. 
    • Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
    • Transcripts
    • For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy
    • International applicants have additional admission requirements. Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy 


    Individual program admission requirements include:

    • B.S. degree in Engineering or completion of prerequisite courses (see department website for details)
    • GRE® revised General Test
    • 3 letters of recommendation
    • Personal statement or essay 
Master's Requirements
  • Take the following 30 units:

    • Applied Mathematics, in a topic relevant to your specific interests, such as Fourier transforms or statistical analysis (3 units)
    • Engineering or Computer Science Management course offered through such colleges as Engineering or Business (3 units)
    • Computer Science Electives, selected with your advisory committee’s approval to match your interests (18 units)
      • This can include up to 3 units in a cross-disciplinary or otherwise related course.
    • Practice-Oriented Project, facilitated and developed under your advisory committee’s guidance and focused on a real-world problem or theoretical issue with immediate relevance to current computer science practice (6 units)
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
     

  • Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Program

    This program is available as an Accelerated Undergraduate/Graduate Plan. Accelerated Programs provide the opportunity for outstanding undergraduates working on their bachelor’s degree to simultaneously begin work on a master’s degree. Departments may allow students to complete both degrees in an accelerated manner by approving up to 12 units applicable toward both degrees. Students must apply to the accelerated program and the master’s program by the application deadline, and meet all requirements as listed on the Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Programs to be considered for admission. Admission to programs is competitive and qualified applicants may be denied because of limits on the number of students admitted each year. Be sure to speak with your advisor regarding your interest in Accelerated Programs.
     

  • PROGRAM FEE INFORMATION
  • Program fees are established by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR). A program fee of $900 per year ($450 per semester) has been approved for this program.