9 credits of Common Core Courses are required for all MENG students
  • ENGR 5311 - Professional Communication & Information Management – 3 credits
  • ENGR 5312 - Engineering Project Planning & Management – 3 credits
  • ENGR 5314 - Engineering Advanced Math – 3 credits (Not required for Materials Science Majors)

Classes typically meet once a week for 3 hours starting after 5 pm. Our locations include:

  • East Hartford — Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT)
  • Farmington – Cell & Genome Science Building
  • Groton — UConn Avery Point Campus
  • Storrs — UConn Storrs Campus
  • Waterbury — UConn Waterbury Campus

Students are also able to access classes remotely using webex.


You may opt to take a class on a non-degree basis. You do not have to be accepted into a graduate program to take a class as a non-degree student, although only two graduate courses with a grade of “B” or better may be applied toward a degree. To take a class offered through the Master of Engineering Program, please contact us at:

UConn School of Engineering
Master of Engineering Program
371 Fairfield Way, Unit 4031
Storrs, CT 06269-4031
(855) 740-4044

Students may take as many courses as they desire, however only up to six credits of advanced course work taken on a non-degree basis at the University of Connecticut may be included on a Master’s degree plan of study, provided the following conditions are met:

(1) grades earned in such course work are B (not B-) or higher;

(2) such course work is within the six-year limit for completion of Master’s degree requirements; and

(3) such credits have not been applied toward any other degree, here or elsewhere (already completed or to be completed in the future).

Inclusion of non-degree course work on the plan of study requires the consent of your major advisor and is subject to the approval of the Graduate School.

Students must fill out the Transfer Credit Request form and forward to Master of Engineering Program office for processing.

Textbooks may be purchased at the UConn Co-op or any other bookstore (e.g., Amazon.com). You can order your textbooks online at UConn Bookstore.

All students must complete the registration form located on our website and forward it to CDEE office. UTC employees must also include a complete Employee Scholar Program Voucher with their registration and General Dynamics Electric Boat employees eligible before Fall 2016 must complete a FERPA form each semester. The MENG program office will register you for your classes. You can find the registration forms and instructions on our website.

All questions could be directed to:

UConn School of Engineering
Master of Engineering Program
371 Fairfield Way, Unit 4031
Storrs, CT 06269-4031
(855) 740-4044

If you are not employed by UTC or Electric Boat, you just need to completed the registration form. UTC employees must also include a complete Employee Scholar Program Voucher with their registration and General Dynamics Electric Boat employees must complete a FERPA form each year. If you do not provide the additional documentation noted above, we will be unable to defer your payment and you will be responsible for full payment of all program and university fees.

All students are responsible for program and university fees unless 3rd party billing arrangement is in place with your employer. You will be notified of your fee charges via your UConn email account. Billing information also can be found on the University of Connecticut Student Admin system. In addition to viewing your fee bill, Student Admin also allows you to view the course catalog; to search for classes and to change your personal information. It is a wonderful resource for all students and all are encouraged to tag it as a favorite.

All students are responsible for program and university fees unless 3rd party billing arrangement is in place with your employer. These fees must be paid by the first day of the semester to avoid late charges. Failure to pay in full by the first day of the semester will result in late fee of $10 per day over and above the original fees. Note that the late fee surcharge will apply to all unpaid portions of the fee bill. Note that the late fee surcharge will apply to all unpaid portions of the fee bill. Payment options and late fee information may be found on the Bursar’s website.

Because personal statements are personal, there is no one type or style of writing that is set out as a model. That can be liberating; it can also be maddening. But while every personal statement is unique in style, its purpose is the same.

A personal statement is your introduction to an admissions selection committee.

It does not need to be long or complicated and should not be more than a paragraph or two.

The admission committee is interested in getting a better picture of you. They are interested in your background, your aspirations and goals and how you believe the master of engineering program will help you achieve your goals and enhance your career opportunities.

What you choose to say in your statement tells the committee what your priorities are.

Most importantly, a personal statement is authentic. Don't make the mistake of trying to guess what the committee is looking for, and don't write what you think they want to hear. They want to know you.

An online class is delivered asynchronously utilizing recorded lectures, video clips and other methodology to deliver course content. Every online class is created based on a syllabus and presented online using HuskyCT. There is no set class time and there is no face to face interaction with the professor or other students unless arranged independently of the class.

A distance learning class is one in which classes are taught at a central location at a specific time and day and is video projected to other locations. Students at distance locations are expected to attend at the distance location at the set class time and day just as if they were attending at the originating location. Class is taught live and 2-way verbal interaction to and from the distance locations is encouraged. Generally speaking, distance learning is a method of learning in which lectures are broadcast or conducted over the internet as a web meeting without the student’s needing to attend a school or college.

The recorded class link is available the day after the live class is held. It is a simple recording of the class as it was presented the day before.
The live class link will allow you to connect and actively participate in the live class as a web meeting attendee. You will join the class at the regularly scheduled time/day and can have 2-way interaction with the professor and other students attending the class.
The process of applying for graduation is fairly simple but there are deadlines you will need to adhere to if you would like your name to appear in the graduate catalog. Instructions on how to apply for graduation and for attending the Commencement ceremony are located on the graduate school website.
Outside of the graduate school, you will need to ensure you have transferred in all classes you took as a non-degree student at UConn or at an outside university. In order to process the transfer you must complete the Transfer Credit Request form located on the graduate school website under Forms for Faculty.
Prospective students apply to the Master of Engineering and Certificate programs thru the graduate school website. All dates and deadlines are posted on this site.
After you have submitted your application it goes thru a series of reviews. It is first reviewed by the Master of Engineering or certificate program administrator for completeness and to ensure the student has met the minimum requirements. The next review (if required) is by the concentration department (Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Materials Science, etc.). It is at this level that the applicant will be recommended for admission. Final review and offer of admission is done by the graduate school. You MUST accept your admission for the final process of matriculation to take place.
Students should become familiar with the Student Administration system. It is here that you will be able to View and pay your fee bill, view your grades, find out who your advisor is, print an unofficial transcript and perform many other tasks. The Student Administration System page has Student Guides that will walk you through how to get the information you are looking for.
Yes and No. The capstone project is intended to be the culmination of all you have learned throughout your graduate career and should encompass the technical skills you mastered. Students are encouraged to identify capstone projects that solve a business problem at their company. If that is not possible, they should review the research of the faculty within their discipline to see if there is anyone performing research in their area of interest. If that does not work they can come up with a project on their own or seek guidance from their advisor.
It is important that students begin planning for their capstone a semester before they plan on enrolling.
Grad 5998 is a zero credit continuous registration Special Reading course that does not require any course work.
Master’s and graduate certificate students must maintain registration continuously each semester (except summer/winter sessions) until they have completed all requirements for the degree. Students may maintain registration by either taking coursework for credit or by registering for one of the non- credit continuing registration course. Special Readings at the certificate (GRAD 5997) or master’s (GRAD 5998) level are zero-credit courses.
Enrolling in Grad 5997 or Grad 5998 will hold your place in the graduate school if you are unable to take a class in the Fall or Spring semesters. The cost is based on the current rates for the General University Fee, Infrastructure Fee, Matriculation Fee and Technology Fee.
Students enrolling in Grad 5998 for AY17 will pay $412 broken down as shown below:
  • General University Fee: $236
  • Infrastructure Fee: $ 59
  • Matriculation Fee: $ 42
  • Technology Fee: $75
You will pay the same program and university fees for the capstone project as you would for any other 3-credit MENG class. In AY 17, you will pay $3075 for the program fee and an additional $213 in university fees for a total cost of $3288.
Graduate students who fail to complete initial course registration by the end of the tenth day of classes of any semester will be dropped from active status and will be required to pay a reinstatement fee of $65.00, enroll in Grad 5998 for the semesters they were not active and pay for all back fees before they can register for a class.
Students who do not register for longer than a year will be required to reapply for admission. A letter from the major advisor is required to count previous course work towards the new enrollment.