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Engineering (ME) - Systems Engineering 
Program Description

We are currently not offering the Master of Engineering Program.


The Master of Engineering is a practice oriented, focused degree. It is flexible: the format combines distance learning with on–campus coursework; there is no residency requirement.

The curriculum is personalized to meet your individual interests and career goals.  Students may also qualify to transfer up to 6 units (depending on their home institution) from another institution.

Students interested in pursuing this track are required to take a collection of 4 common courses. In addition, they must complete a final report, which provides a critical analysis of a topic that is appropriate to the plan of study and is subject to approval by the advisory committee.

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College of Engineering -

The College of Engineering was founded when the University of Arizona opened its doors in 1885. Mining was the bedrock of Arizona’s economy at that time, and educating mining engineers was a top priority – indeed, it still is.

As the state’s economy grew and diversified, the College of Engineering continued to play a pivotal role in providing the research and engineering expertise necessary for that growth.

In today’s competitive environment, graduates of the college are the entrepreneurs developing high-tech companies that are creating jobs and improving our quality of life.

An engineering education will provide the research to build new industries and the knowledge for those who run them.

College of Engineering  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Cindy T Nguyen
Graduate Program Coordinator
Cindy T Nguyen
Director of Graduate Studies
Vignesh Subbian
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Guadalupe Estrella
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

Students admitted to the Master of Engineering program are expected to have an appropriate academic background for their intended area of study. In general, this means a Bachelor of Science B.S. degree in an appropriate engineering area from an ABET accredited institution, with sufficient engineering and related coursework to begin taking graduate level engineering courses upon admission to the program. However, please note that in certain cases a student with a B.S. in a related field may be admitted into the program on condition of completing a number of prerequisite courses. In addition, a minimum GPA (Grade Point Average) of 3.0 on a 4-point scale is required for admission to the program. This minimum GPA requirement can be based on the last 60 units of coursework leading to the bachelor’s degree. International students must submit TOEFL scores (unless they hold a degree from a university in which English is the primary language of instruction).

In addition we require 3 letters of recommendation, and a Statement of Purpose.  TOEFL is required for international students.

Standardized Tests

For International students: Minimum TOEFL:  79

 Minimum IELTS: 7 ( no subject area below 6)

Financial Aid

No financial aid is offered for this program.

Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: January 15
  • Spring: June 1

International Applicants:

  • Fall: January 15
  • Spring: June 1
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

Students are required to select 12CH of coursework from a predefined set of courses. In addition, they are required to take at least 9CH of elective engineering coursework and 6CH of coursework in business fundamentals. Students pursuing the M.Eng. degree via this curricular track are required to complete a final report, which provides a critical analysis of a topic that is appropriate to the plan of study and is subject to approval by the advisory committee.  This program requires 31 units.

Required courses: 12 CH

Engineering Electives: 9 CH

Engineering Math: 3 CH

Business Fundamentals: 6 CH

Minor Requirements
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
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