Interdisciplinary Engineering

Master of Science in Engineering

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Program Intro

The flexible program empowers you to choose your own path by electing courses in one or several engineering disciplines. We offer courses in computer, electrical, mechanical, civil, metallurgical and industrial engineering. You can apply for teaching and research assistantships that help build your knowledge, skills and network.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

This interdisciplinary program can be tailored to your interests. You can choose between thesis and non-thesis tracks. All graduate faculty members have PhD degrees from major universities and are active in research.

Curriculum Overview

We offer courses in a wide range of subjects, including communications, control systems, digital systems, software engineering, power and energy systems, mathematics, metallurgy, statistics and thermal sciences. The program offers a thesis and non-thesis option.

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Broaden your understanding of engineering with an array of advanced courses

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Sample Courses

  • ME 56300 – Mechanical Vibrations
  • ECE 50900 – Advanced Electric Drives

Deepen your expertise with advanced projects and coursework.

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Sample Courses

  • ME 59700 – Advanced Mechanical Engineering Projects
  • ECE 57400 – Software Engineering Methodology

Program Requirements

Unconditional Admission

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0 or better.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an institution accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET).

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Your master’s journey at PNW will feature indoor and outdoor laboratory experiences, faculty-supervised research opportunities and small class sizes that promote close relationships with your instructors. You’ll also enjoy opportunities to present thesis work at national and international research conferences, as well as publish peer-reviewed research papers with faculty. You’ll also be able to offset your tuition/fees with graduate teaching assistantships.

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As a graduate of this program, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  • Use skills and tools necessary for engineering practice
  • Design and conduct experiments; analyze data
  • Design systems or processes within realistic constraints
  • Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities
  • Understand the impact of engineering in economic, environmental and societal contexts

Beyond the Classroom

We encourage you to get involved with organizations like:

IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers)

SWE (Society of Women Engineers)

NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers)

Career Paths

Graduates could work in a variety of fields depending on their concentration!

  • Software Developer
  • Systems Software Engineer
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Machinery Manufacturing


Our alumni work with some of the most innovative organizations across the region and around the world, including:

  • General Motors
  • Ford
  • Northrop Grumman
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