| Master of
program is launched
Responding to the need
for engineers with advanced training in applied technology,
the School of Engineering and Applied Science is offering a
Master of Engineering degree--a profes-sionally oriented graduate
program preparing students for careers in engineering practice
and management. The program also acknowledges the importance
of leadership and management in an industrial career.
"This is for candidates who don't intend to teach or do research,"
said Professor Stuart Schwartz," director of the Program and
professor of electrical engineering. "The program is for engineers
who want to manufacture, design, and prototype."
The Master of Engineering is available in five departments and,
at present, four topical programs: financial engineering, photonics,
telecommunication and information networks, and structural engineering.
Eight courses are required; a design project can count as one
of those courses.
Four of the required courses are technical and must be taken
from one of the five engineering departments--chemical engineering,
civil engineering and operations research, computer science,
electrical engineering, or mechanical and aerospace engineering.
It's the four elective courses that make this master's degree
The Master of Engineering candidate can pursue one of two tracks:
the technical degree track or the entrepreneurial management
track (see illustration above).
The technical degree track has two options. The first option
may be appropriate for a technical specialist and the second
option may be appropriate for someone interested in engineering
management. The technical specialist candidate will choose four
additional technical courses. This course of study is for students
seeking to gain specialized expertise in their field of engineering.
The engineering management candidate will choose two additional
technical courses and two nontechnical courses. This option
is suitable for those students interested in careers in managing
a technical enterprise or in the economics of engineering.
The second track, the entrepreneurial management track, requires
that all four elective courses be nontechnical in nature. This
option should be especially appealing for students interested
in entrepreneurship and management careers. The nontechnical
courses are taught by corporate leaders in management-level
One course on engineering leadership is taught by Norman R.
Augustine '57 *59, former chief executive officer of Lockheed
Martin. Another course on high-tech entrepreneurship is taught
by Ed Zschau '61.
Full-time students can complete the degree in one year; part-time
students may take two years. This degree is for those who have
a bachelor's degree in engineering, physical science, or a closely
Applicants should have completed an undergraduate program in
engineering, physical science, or a closely related area. Particular
attention is given to letters of recommendation from persons
who are in a position to analyze the applicant's abilities,
accomplishments, and academic promise.
For more information contact:
Director, M. Eng. Program
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Princeton, N.J. 08544-5263
Email: Director, M. Eng.
Telephone: (609) 258-2890
Application materials may be obtained by contacting:
P.O. Box 270
Princeton, N.J. 08544
Telephone: (609) 258-3034
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