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Master of Engineering Curriculum

Master of Engineering Curriculum

The College of Engineering offers a Master of Engineering degree with concentrations in Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical engineering and Engineering Management.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general requirements for admission to Graduate School, applications for admission to the Master of Engineering in Engineering program must meet the following requirements.


An applicant may be admitted on regular status if:
  1. He/She has a baccalaureate degree from a nationally accredited institution or an institution under the jurisdiction of the University of Louisiana System, and
  2. He/She has earned an overall average of at least 3.0 ("B" based on a 0-4.0 quality point scale) on all undergraduate work (including courses repeated and all courses counted toward the student's baccalaureate degree) as indicated by transcripts.

Even though admitted as a regular graduate student, the applicant may be required to take additional undergraduate courses if he/she lacks any of the prerequisites to his/her program of graduate studies.


An applicant who holds a baccalaureate degree from a nationally accredited institution or an institution under the jurisdiction of the University of Louisiana System but does not meet quality point requirements for a regular status may be granted conditional status if he/she has earned at least a 2.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 on all undergraduate work. An applicant with less than a 2.5 average must take additional undergraduate courses to meet the requirement.

Removal of Conditional Status

The removal of conditional status and continuance in the Graduate School are determined by the quality point average achieved by the student at the close of the semester or summer session during which he/she completes his/her first 12 semester hours of graduate work at McNeese University. Regular status is granted automatically to the student if, at this time, his/her cumulative quality point average is 3.0 or better and includes no more than one course with a grade of C. A student on conditional status who fails to qualify for regular status upon completing 12 semester hours will be suspended.

Graduate Record Examination

All students must submit their GRE scores at the time of the application for admission. Minimum GRE score (verbal + quantitative) for admitted students: 1050 with a minimum of 650 in quantitative.

English Language Requirements for International Graduate Students

All international students from non-English speaking countries who do not have a baccalaureate degree from U.S. universities will demonstrate English language proficiency at the time of application by one of the following:
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 220 on computer-based exam or 560 on paper-based exam or 83 on Internet-based exam; or
  • Completion of the advanced level of the ESLI University Language Center program (located on the McNeese campus).

The number of full-time students admitted each semester will vary depending on the facilities available and the academic capacity of the department.


Adequate preparation as determined by the department head.

Engineering Management Concentration

Credits in major field (i.e. chemical, civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering - 12
Credits in engineering management (see list of courses in Note 1) - 18
Credits in related fields (mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology - 6
Total hrs - 36

Chemical, Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering Concentration

Credits in major field (i.e. chemical-see Note 2,civil,electrical, or mechanical engineering) - 12
Credits in engineering, mathematics, science, and related fields - 12*
Thesis - 6**
Total hrs - 30
Note 1. Courses offered are ACCT 602, ECON 602, STAT 628. All of these courses are prerequisites for FIN. 600, MGMT 604, MKTG 605.
Note 2. Chemical Engineering concentration requires CHEG 601, CHEG 617, and CHEG 641.
*Courses of common interest to all branches of engineering and related fields such as project management, engineering law, mathematics, physics, advanced economics, personnel management, etc. All course work in this category must be approved by the student's major professor.
**May substitute 12 hours of course work for a total of 36 hours credit. Six hours of these must be in the major field. The remaining 6 hours may be in either the major field or in related fields with the approval of the student's major professor. At least 50 percent of all courses must be 600 level.