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Master of Engineering

Master of Engineering

Southern University at Baton Rouge is offering the Master of Engineering program in the College of Engineering. The objective of the Master of Engineering program is to prepare graduates for leadership positions in the engineering profession. Emphasis is placed on solving practical problems in industry and society, in general, for the advancement of technology and the benefit of mankind. Focus is on applied research with a strong tie to industry, federal agencies and economic development within the state. The program is interdepartmental and interdisciplinary with three specialty areas.


Area 1:   Materials Science and Engineering

                                    Track 1: Advanced Engineering Materials 

                                    Track 2: Electronic Materials and Processing

Area 2:   Sustainable Systems Engineering 

                                    Track 1: Environmental and Water Resources 

                                    Track 2: Thermal Science

                                    Track 3: Telecommunication and Computer Network

Area 3:  Engineering Management

An important feature of the program is an internship under the supervision of experienced engineers, in industry and/or government, and a graduate faculty advisor. The Master of Engineering degree is awarded upon completion of at least 36 semester credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree requirements. This requirement includes thirty (30) credit hours for coursework and six (6) credit hours for internship. The internship credit towards the Master of Engineering degree, which may be earned through industrial collaboration or in-house engineering applied research projects, accrue at the rate of one semester hour of credit per 120 hours of work. All work and reports are evaluated and approved by the Southern University Graduate Engineering Committee and the graduate student's advisor.


  Accelerated Bachelor in Engineering to Master of Engineering Program

 The Accelerated Bachelor in Engineering to Master of Engineering Program allows well qualified students to take graduate level coursework in their senior year. This generally provides students with the opportunity to earn their master's degree in one year after completion of their bachelor's.

Engineering undergraduates will be able to complete up to 3 graduate courses (9 hours) during their senior year toward the Master of Engineering degree. They will have to earn at least a B in each graduate course. The graduate courses used for the Master of Engineering degree cannot be used for undergraduate degrees.

As part of this program, students will work with the Director of the Master of Engineering Program to establish a plan of study that will allow them to integrate relevant graduate level course work in their senior year. In addition they will work to meet all requirements for admission into the Master of Engineering Program.

 Criteria for Applying

  • senior status in the College of Engineering
  • Minimum 2.7.0 overall  GPA
  • GRE Score of 1000 (298)

Program Expectations

  • Students admitted into the Accelerated Program will be expected to maintain a high level of academic achievement to remain in the program.
  • They will also need to complete the GRE and submit scores no later than the first semester of their senior year.

Students that do not continue to meet these criteria can be placed in a warning status and/or removed from the Accelerated Program.

For further information, contact:

Dr. Patrick Carriere, Program Director
225-771- 4316
225-771-5721 Fax
Baton Rouge, LA 70813