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The College of Engineering offers the following graduate programs:
Master of Science in Civil Engineering: This program is designed to serve both full-time and part-time graduate students who have a BSCE or closely-related undergraduate degree in order to strengthen their knowledge and understanding of civil engineering principles and practices. The program is primarily intended for students who currently are, or intend to become, practicing civil engineers, and thus focuses on the application of these principles and practices to real-world problems encountered by professional civil engineers. After completing a limited number of required courses, students have the opportunity to choose from an extensive list of approved courses to tailor the program of study to their professional goals. Students may choose from one of three emphasis areas: Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, and Transportation Engineering.
The curriculum for the Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree requires a minimum of 45 quarter units of coursework, of which at least 37 must be at the 500 and 600 level. Students will select from one of three emphasis areas: Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, or Transportation Engineering. Each emphasis area includes 17 to 25 units of required courses, 12 to 24 units of elective courses, and either a Master's Project or Thesis.
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering: This is a structured program and it provides the student with a comprehensive preparation for advanced work in the electrical engineering profession. This program has three options: Computer Systems, Communications and Microwave Engineering, and Control Systems and Robotics Engineering. After completing a limited number of required courses, students have the opportunity to choose from an extensive list of approved courses to tailor the program of study to their professional goals.
The curriculum for the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree requires a minimum of 46 quarter units of coursework, of which at least 34 units must be in 500 and 600 level courses. Each program of study consists of at least 10 units of breadth and emphasis, a maximum of 32 units of electives, and either a Thesis (EGR 696, 4-6 units) or a Master’s Degree Project consisting of EGR691 (2 units) followed by EGR 692 (2 units). Breadth courses are intended to ensure that the student acquires a fundamental knowledge in advanced mathematics. The electives may be chosen from an extensive list of courses in electrical engineering and related areas of mathematics, science, and engineering.
Master of Science in Engineering Management: This is a unique program developed to meet industry need for highly qualified and well trained engineering managers. The program gives engineers advanced multidisciplinary training in manufacturing, production and operations management, business, and finance. It is an interdisciplinary program offered by the College of Engineering in cooperation with the College of Business Administration. Most of the applicants to the program are expected to have work experience, to be working full-time, and to enroll as part-time students. The curriculum is structured so that the student can complete a course of study tailored to the student’s unique talents and career goals. It culminates in an engineering management research experience that addresses students and industry needs. Students will be given the option of performing thesis research on ndividual topics or to join research teams sponsored by one of the programs’ industry partners.
The curriculum for the Master of Science in Engineering Management degree requires a minimum of 48 quarter units of coursework which should include at least 20 units of graduate business administration (GBA) courses and 24 units of engineering graduate (EGR) courses. No more than 8 units may be at the 400 level. Each program of study includes at least 16 units of breadth courses and 20 units of technical emphasis courses. The remaining units consist of at least 6 units of electives and either a thesis (4-6 units) or a project (2 units).
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering: This is a structured program and it provides the student with a comprehensive preparation for advanced work in the mechanical engineering profession. Specifically, this program provides in-depth education in rapidly developing fields such as Computer Aided Design using finite element methods, Computational Thermal and Fluid Sciences, and the area of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems). After completing a limited number of required courses, students have the opportunity to choose from an extensive list of approved courses to tailor the program of study to their professional goals.
The curriculum for the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering requires a minimum of 45 units of coursework, of which at least 36 units must be in 500 and 600 level courses. Each program of study consists of at least 12 units of breadth courses, at least 12 units of technical emphasis courses, at least 12 units of elective courses; and, either EGR 696, Thesis (4-9 units) or EGR 691, Directed study (2 units) plus EGR 692 Master’s Degree Project (2 units). The breadth courses must be chosen from the sequence EGR 509 through 515. These courses are intended to insure that the student acquires a fundamental knowledge in advanced mathematics. A minimum of 12 units of technical emphasis courses must be selected from an approved course list for the MSME program. No 400-level course may be included in this category of technical emphasis, and a maximum of 4 transfer units can be used to satisfy the 12-unit requirement. The rest of the emphasis courses and electives may be chosen from an extensive list of courses in engineering and related areas of mathematics and sciences.
For further information contact Mechanical Engineering Chair Hassan M. Rejali at firstname.lastname@example.org 909-869-2575 or Graduate Coordinator Parham Piroozan email@example.com or 909-869-2597.
http://www.csupomona.edu/~ppiroozan/MSME Program/MSME Index.html
Master of Science in Engineering with Emphasis in Aerospace Engineering: Cal Poly Pomona is now ready to accept applications for admission for fall quarter 2007. Our highly-rated program will be offered in person at the Lancaster University Center (LUC) in Lancaster. We will start offering 2 courses per quarter during four quarters per year (8 courses per year) for the Master of Science in Engineering with Emphasis in Aerospace Engineering (MSE_AE) program. Two courses will be offered in the fall quarter, starting on September 20, 2007. You must be admitted, unconditionally or conditionally, as a graduate student into the Program in order to enroll and take classes, whether you are going to work towards a Masters degree or just take one or more courses for your professional development.
To create access for you to apply for admission online, we will need from you your: 1. Full name, 2. Social Security Number, 3. Email address. Please contact Aerospace Engineering Department Chair Ali R. Ahmadi at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 909-869-2470.
Admission To The Programs:
An applicant for admission to a program must meet university criteria as specified in the Admission section of this catalog as well as the criteria outlined below. Applicants are advised that a reasonable proficiency in computer programming is necessary for successful completion. If the student is deficient in this area, he or she will be expected to remove the deficiency early in the program.
Successful applicants will be admitted to the programs either unconditionally or with conditions imposed on them. To receive unconditional admission, an applicant must satisfy at least these criteria:
Admission to a program does not admit a student to candidacy for a degree. Advancement to Candidacy is granted a student upon the recommendation of the graduate faculty and implies a readiness to attempt the thesis or comprehensive examination. Students who are not candidates are not eligible to register for EGR 692 or 696.
In order to advance to candidacy for the Master of Science in Engineering degree, the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree, the Master of Science in Engineering Management degree, the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree, or the Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree; the student must:
The program of study must be submitted for approval before the end of the second quarter of attendance.
At the time of filing of the program of study, the student must opt for publishing a thesis or performing a project as a culminating experience of his/her graduate education after completing the required coursework. The thesis effort is intended to involve independent research by the student with the goal of advancing knowledge in a specialized area. The thesis effort includes a defense of the effort by the student before a committee of faculty members. The project is a one-quarter case study or research, which concludes with a written report and an oral defense of the project conducted by a committee of faculty members. Information regarding the thesis and project is available at the Engineering Dean's Office.
In addition, each student is responsible for satisfying all university requirements specified elsewhere in the catalog.
General requirements for advanced degrees are found in the Graduate Scholastic Requirements section of this catalog. No more than 13 units of acceptable graduate credit may be transferred from another graduate institution. No more than 13 units taken through Extended University may be used on a contract. No more than 13 units of acceptable graduate credit may be petitioned by an undergraduate student. A total of 13 transfer, Extended University, or units petitioned for graduate credit, or any combination of 13 units, may be included on a master’s contract. The stipulated time limit of 7 years applies to all of the above.
Technical specialty courses are chosen to emphasize an area that is a logical continuation of the student’s undergraduate and graduate preparation. At most, one 400-level course may be included in this category, and a maximum of 4 transfer units can be used to satisfy this requirement.
The remainder of the courses in the student’s program of study will be chosen in collaboration with an advisor to insure consistency with undergraduate preparation and graduate goals, and to assure an integrated educational experience. A course in the program of study may be taken only after the student has satisfied the course prerequisites for enrolling in the course. It is the student’s responsibility to satisfy all prerequisites for a course before enrolling in the course.
Engineering graduate students may be granted graduate credit only for courses numbered 400 and above. A grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better must be maintained in all upper-division and all graduate courses. Candidates must be enrolled in the university during the quarter of graduation.