Procedures for M.Eng. Students

A document outlining "Procedures for M.Eng. Students" is available: 


MEng students must take a total of 45 graduate credits. Thesis credits cannot be used and blanket credits are limited to a maximum of 9.  Thus, at least 36 credits of non-blanket coursework is required. At least half of the non-blanket courses must be graduate stand-alone courses. The remaining courses can be the 500 component of 400/500 slash courses. Note: blanket courses are courses with a zero as the second number, e.g., BIOE 507.

A program of study form must be approved by the student’s committee and filed with the graduate school by completion of the second term.  The program of study defines the student’s path to completion of coursework, and, once approved, it becomes the obligation of the student to complete the requirements as formulated.

Advisor Selection

MEng students will be assigned an advisor by the Graduate Program Coordinator at the start of their first term in residence.  All questions regarding the program and curriculum should be first directed to the assigned advisor. If the assigned advisor is unresponsive or the student has unanswered questions, they should consult the Graduate Program Coordinator.


The committee should be formed by the end of the second term and shall consist of the following:

  • the student’s academic advisor;
  • one other BIOE faculty member; and
  • the student's minor professor, or if no minor is selected, committee member may be from graduate faculty at-large.

Note:  No Graduate Council Representative is required for the MEng committee.

MENG Portfolio

The MEng portfolio demonstrates the student’s mastery, synthesis and communication of subject matter knowledge in the context of the student’s professional goals. It serves as the culmination of the MEng program and final examination for the MEng degree. MEng students will assemble their portfolio in their last term of residence as part of the course ENGR 5XX. The final portfolio will be assessed by both the course instructor and the student’s academic advisor according to the rubric included in the Appendices. Briefly, the aim of the portfolio is to highlight the following three elements:

  1. A statement of the candidate’s professional goals for obtaining the MEng degree;
  2. An overview of how the MEng coursework, including both Major and Minor areas, provided the preparation needed to achieve the candidate’s professional goals;
  3. A highlight of examples from class projects, homework, job search efforts, etc., that illustrate and elaborate on item b.

and to demonstrate attainment of the program’s three graduate learning outcomes. This process is new and currently in development for the 2018-19 academic year. As such, additional information will be distributed to students as it develops.

For students entering the program prior to Fall 2018, a final oral examination may substitute for the portfolio.