Master of Science in Engineering

Grand Valley State University's Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) is offered through the university's School of Engineering in the Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing The M.S.E program  is a design oriented program and is closely integrated with local West Michigan businesses, taught in outstanding state-of-the-art facilities.

While research is a key component to the graduate students' education at GVSU, emphasis is also placed on practical experience directly related to current engineering trends. Engineering knowledge and skills are strengthened by courses and projects that apply advanced engineering methods to solve practical problems.

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CAREER OUTLOOK AND OPPORTUNITIES

LIFETIME EARNING INCREASE OF $1.5-$2 MILLION
LIFETIME EARNING INCREASE OF $1.5-$2 MILLION
WITH AN M.S.E. DEGREE
COULD MAKE $70,000 ANNUALLY
COULD MAKE $70,000 ANNUALLY
AFTER GRADUATION
6% JOB INCREASE
6% JOB INCREASE
2016-2026

Engineers in the Grand Rapids area could start off making an annual salary of $70,000+ depending on their area. Engineers with an M.S.E. degree from Grand Valley have job titles, such as:

  • Product engineer
  • Process engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Hardware engineering
  • Hardware design engineer

An M.S.E. degree also makes career advancement easier to achieve. The median annual wage for architectural and engineering managers was $137,720 in May 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The highest 10 percent earned more than $208,000. The annual mean salary for engineering managers is $126K - $133K for those employed in Michigan. Employment of architectural and engineering managers is projected to grow six percent from 2016 to 2026. Employment growth will largely reflect the growth of the industries in which these managers are employed.


WHY STUDY ENGINEERING AT GRAND VALLEY?

Integrated. Grand Valley's engineering program is closely integrated with local West Michigan businesses. This has led to the unique partnership of the Industry-sponsored Graduate Fellowship program.

Focus Areas. The GVSU graduate engineering structure is unique in its design. The curriculum consists of three "focus areas": Professional Practice, Emphasis Core and Elective Courses, and culminates with a senior project.

Faculty. The faculty of the engineering school have a diverse background in research including alternative energy, biomedical, transportation, product and process development, integrated circuits, power systems, and nano technology.


COURSES OFFERED

Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) program is a minimum of 33 credits. The program involves four course clusters of analysis, projects, and applications for the selected emphasis:

  • Chosen emphasis courses
  • Electives
  • Capstone experience
  • Professional practice

Visit the online catalog for course offerings and degree requirements.

Course Offerings


AREAS OF STUDY

Students pursue the M.S.E. in any one of the following areas of study:

Each student, working with a faculty advisor, develops a program of study to fit individual interests and needs.

An M.S.E student works on a project in the Fred M. Keller building.


ADMISSION

The Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) application deadlines are March 31 for the Fall semester and September 1 for the Winter semester. The $30 application fee is waived if you’ve already applied to Grand Valley. Visit the online catalog to view admission requirements for this program.

Admission Requirements


COST

For more information on tuition and fees, please visit the costs portion of the GVSU Financial Aid website. For financial support, scholarship search, and filing for FAFSA, please visit the GVSU Financial Support website.

Note: Grand Valley does not charge a higher tuition rate based on residency. Tuition is based on the program in which you chose to enroll.


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