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Master of Engineering (MEng) Program

Data Science and Machine Learning
Autonomous Systems

The Master of Engineering (MEng) program, which is distinct from the Master of Science (MS) program, is specially designed for students who plan to enter industry after graduation and who have already decided their specialty. The program is highly structured, emphasizes rigorous theory, practical training, engineering projects, industrial skills, communications, project management, leadership, and entrepreneurial training. The curriculum is aligned with emerging application areas of high workforce demand.

The ECE Master of Engineering (MEng) program is currently offered in two areas:

  • Data Science and Machine Learning (Starting Fall 2020)
  • Autonomous Systems (Starting Fall 2021)

The program in Data Science and Machine Learning focuses on the use of data science and machine learning in modern engineering projects and systems for sensing, control, inference, planning, and decision making. Students will learn to understand the engineering challenges and the skills needed to use data in solving the problem; obtain process data in large-scale complex engineering systems, and apply the resulting analytics to solve the problem.

The program in Autonomous Systems focuses on the design and engineering aspects of autonomous systems and operations. Students will gain knowledge in sensors, sensing, signal processing, and control, and apply that knowledge to the broad family of autonomous systems that includes robots, autonomous driving, and any engineering system that can be made to operate independently.

Program Overview

The Master of Engineering (MEng) degree requires successful completion of 26 credits of coursework. Students should be able to complete the MEng degree in one calendar year, and possibly two semesters (Fall followed by Winter semester).

The complete Master of Engineering program requirements can be found here.

Students admitted to the MEng program may decide to apply to the Master of Science or doctoral programs. Students who do switch can count up to 12 credits of technical courses (including lab/design) toward the MS or PHD degree, to the ECE MS/PhD program requirement and Rackham’s residency/candidacy policies.