ME Degree Requirements

The Master of Engineering (ME) in CSE is a two-year program requiring students to complete and defend a thesis project. ME students must satisfy the same 8 course requirements as SM students. In addition, they will spend the majority of their second year  working on a substantial computational project that culminates in the submission and oral defense of a master’s thesis. While all thesis projects must have a significant computational component, students are given leeway in finding a project that applies computation to solve a problem in a domain of study that fits with their background and interest.

All ME students must find a research advisor and submit a master's of engineering thesis proposal by mid-April of their first year of study. Thesis proposals will be evaluated by the CSE faculty committee and only those students whose proposals are accepted will be allowed to continue for the second year of the program.