Bachelor of Science to Master of Engineering

Bachelor of Science to Master of Engineering | School of Graduates Studies

Purpose

The purpose of the Bachelor of Science/Masters of Engineering (B.S./M.Eng.) degree program is to enable well qualified and highly motivated undergraduates students majoring in Engineering to obtain both a bachelor's and master's degree in a minimum of five years. The B.S./M.Eng. Program is applicable to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in the three engineering disciplines (Civil, Electrical & Computer, and Industrial Manufacturing Information) and the Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree within the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering. The goal of the B.S./M.Eng. Program is to accelerate the production of engineering professionals who are capable of entering into the technology workforce and making significant contributions to society, while safeguarding the environment.

Admission Criteria

The B.S./M.Eng program allows students to begin graduate study (concurrent with undergraduate work) in the second semester of their junior year. Students are allowed to apply for admission into the program upon completion of 79 credits. For consideration of admission into the B.S./M.Eng. Program, a
student must:

  • Complete 85 credits (a minimum of 30 credits of general education requirements, a minimumof 20 credits of Science and Math requirements, and a minimum of 23 credits of Engineering requirements).
  • Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.30.
  • Submission of a completed application form,
  • Three (3) written recommendations from MSU faculty, one of which must be from a MSU faculty member within prospective engineering department who would serve as the candidate's primary advisor, and
  • A plan of study, signed by the anticipated primary advisor, outlining the tentative courses to be pursued in the program and the anticipated major sub-discipline (and minor emphasis, if any) in the program of study.

The application is submitted in the first instance to the graduate coordinator of the prospective engineering department. Applications determined to be eligible, following consideration by the appropriate committee of the (MSU) engineering faculty, shall be forwarded through the Office of the Associate Dean of the School of Engineering to the School of Graduate Studies.

General Requirements

All students who seek candidacy into the B.S./M.Eng. Program will be required to complete the B.S. degree requirements of their respective discipline, and a total of 33 acceptable credit hours of graduate coursework inclusive of 2 credit hours of seminar and 4 credit hours of Project Report. Successful completion and oral defense of the Report Project is required in lieu of taking a comprehensive examination.

Program of Study

A core requirement of three interdisciplinary courses (9 credit hours) will be required of all students entering at the B.S./M.Eng program. These courses are carefully designed and coordinated to stress the interdisciplinary nature of the subject matter. The content serves as the philosophical foundation on which all other materials tailored for a specific student are based. The courses are as follows:

CEGR 514: Environmental Impact and Risk Assessment 3 Credits
EEGR 505: Advanced Engineering Mathematics with Computational Methods 3 Credits
IEGR 512: Advanced Project Management 3 Credits
TOTAL 9 Credit Hours

Students accepted for candidacy into the B.S./M.Eng. Program will begin taking these courses in the second semester of their junior year. Eighteen credits (excluding the 2 credits of seminars and 4 credits of project reports) are directed toward building an interdisciplinary strength in a sub-discipline. Candidates will complete these courses during the fifth year.

Maintaining Eligibility

Candidates in the B.S./M.Eng. Program are expected to maintain a high level of scholastic achievement. The above constitutes the minimum requirements for consideration for admission into the program. Admitted students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00 to remain in good standing as required by the School of Graduate Studies. Candidates who fall below the minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 for two consecutive semesters will be removed from the program.

A student may decide to opt out of the B.S./M.Eng. Program; however, they must complete all requirements for the traditional B.S. degree program. The B.S./M.Eng. Program curriculum is designed such that candidates who successfully complete their coursework through the end of the senior year will automatically qualify them for completion of the B.S. degree requirements. Graduate courses successfully completed up to this time, may be applied to the traditional graduate program. Once a candidate has opted out of the program, the candidate is no longer eligible for the B.S./M.Eng. Program degree. In order to receive a Master's Degree at Morgan State University, the student will then have to apply to the traditional two year M.Eng. Program. Candidates who are removed from the program or otherwise opt out of the program are eligible to receive the traditional bachelor's degree in their respective engineering discipline major, on completion of the requirements for the BS degree.

Degrees Received

Upon completion of minimum requirements, students receive both the Bachelor of Science and the Master of Engineering degrees. The Bachelors of Science degree will be awarded from the respective departments, that is, B.S.E.E. from the Electrical & Computer Engineering department, the B.S.I.E. from the Industrial Manufacturing Information department, and the B.S.C.E. from the Civil Engineering department. The M.Eng. Degree will be awarded from the School of Graduate Studies. A student may elect to receive only a B.S. degree, but must complete the requirements for the traditional B.S. degree program.