Northern Arizona University

Introduction

About Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University is a public university offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees of high quality and societal value. As a student, you are at the center of the NAU experience, which is guided by a dedicated and distinguished faculty committed to teaching, individual engagement, and research excellence.

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Everywhere you want to learn

Northern Arizona University provides multiple ways for you to earn your degree, whether you plan on studying at our Flagstaff campus, online, or at one of our locations throughout Arizona.

Excellence in applied research

The university is a high-research institution, providing practical solutions to problems that impact our region, nation, and world. Our students and world-renowned faculty researchers work together to explore solutions to climate change, minority healthcare disparities, improve prosthetics technology, and create sustainable solutions for a wide variety of issues.

Tuition and cost

We know college expenses can sometimes seem daunting, but providing you with an excellent value is something we’re very committed to:

  • Your undergraduate tuition rate is guaranteed to stay the same for 4 years.
  • If you live in one of 14 eligible western states, your tuition will be approximately half the out-of-state tuition rate.
  • Our students have nearly 25 percent less student loan debt than the national average.
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Athletics

Northern Arizona University has 15 NCAA Division I athletics teams. We offer an exceptional student-athlete experience, culminating in graduation. Our programs have been honored several times with the prestigious Big Sky Conference Presidents’ Cup, which recognizes overall athletic success in competition and in academics.

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Our values

Excellence in education

We offer a rigorous, high-quality, and affordable education to all of our students. See the amazing differences that many of our graduates have made.

Your success

To ensure your future success, we are committed to placing the needs of you, the learner, at the center of everything we do. Our distinguished professors are committed not only to teaching you, but serving as mentors and working with you as well. Here, hands-on learning and the opportunities for research and creative pursuits are available to you, even as an undergraduate.

Distance education

It’s important to us to provide all qualified students with access to higher education. Through The Extended Campuses of Northern Arizona, you can earn a degree at multiple locations throughout Arizona.

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Diversity

Celebrating and promoting diversity is a cornerstone of the university. To help broaden your university experience, we sponsor a variety of international opportunities and multicultural events.

We promote inclusion throughout your entire university curriculum. Additionally, we create opportunities for all diverse groups to share their perspectives and knowledge—so all students receive a rich learning experience. Together, we build a civil, engaging, and respectful campus climate where all backgrounds are respected.

All students are encouraged to participate in our wide array of student clubs and organizations that foster diverse interests.

Integrity

Fairness and honesty aren’t only traits of an admirable person—they are also traits of admirable organizations. We strive for just that, and are committed to transparency and accountability—to fairness and honesty—in everything we do. All of our latest facts and statistics can be found at the Office of Planning and Institutional Research.

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MEd in Bilingual and Multicultural Education

Campus or Online Part time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

Our degree program prepares candidates for a career as an English as a second language (ESL) classroom teacher, ESL resource teacher, or a teacher responsible for providing ESL instruction and support in the regular classroom or special settings. [+]

Curricular Requirements for 2016-2017 Academic Year Our degree program prepares candidates for a career as an English as a second language (ESL) classroom teacher, ESL resource teacher, or a teacher responsible for providing ESL instruction and support in the regular classroom or special settings. Candidates gain the knowledge, skills and dispositions for developing ESL skills across reading, writing, and listening, and for involving community and families as partners. They will also leave the program with a historical perspective of English learners in the U.S. Candidates will develop specific skills for assessing English learner proficiency and content area knowledge, and knowledge of various program models. They will become familiar with current research in ESL instruction, and understand how theory can be structured in classroom practice to develop the oral language and literacy skills of all students. The Bilingual and Multicultural Education, Master of Education has 2 emphasis: Bilingual emphasis English as a Second Language emphasis Prepare for a career as a Bilingual or English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher with this master’s degree. There is a growing demand for individuals with this preparation. With this degree, you can become a: Bilingual or ESL classroom teacher Bilingual or ESL resource teacher Teacher responsible for providing bilingual or ESL support in classroom or special settings Endorsements Bilingual Emphasis If you wish to meet the Arizona Bilingual Endorsement requirements, you may, through careful planning with your advisor, earn this endorsement within your master's degree program. You need to demonstrate language proficiency in a second language. ESL Emphasis You do not need to demonstrate language proficiency in a second language. However, if you decide to earn either the bilingual endorsement or the ESL endorsement, you will need to fulfill and verify the second language learning experience and teacher certification requirements of these endorsements. Visit the AZ Department of Education for more information. Please be advised, however, that Northern Arizona University does not grant either endorsement. To receive either a bilingual or English as a second language endorsement, you must apply to the Arizona Department of Education. Please be aware that our degree program does not automatically lead to endorsement. If you are interested in both a degree and an endorsement, you must work closely with your adviser to achieve both goals. What Can I Do with a Master of Education in ESL and Bilingual Education - ESL? Our degree program prepares you for a career as an English as a second language (ESL) classroom teacher, ESL resource teacher, or a teacher responsible for providing ESL instruction and support in the regular classroom or special settings. The demand for such skills is growing across the country. You won't need to demonstrate language proficiency in a second language. However, if you decide to earn either the bilingual endorsement or the ESL endorsement, you will need to fulfill the language proficiency and teacher certification requirements of these endorsements. With further education, one of these paths is possible: English as a Second Language teacher Classroom teacher English as a Second Language director University Requirements To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.) You must additionally complete: All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis. All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program. In addition to University Requirements: Complete individual plan requirements. Candidates in this program of study are required to demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and skills, and professional knowledge to enroll in the fieldwork and capstone courses. Content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge or skills are demonstrated through candidate performance on key assessments embedded in the following courses: BME 530, BME 608, BME 631, BME 634, BME 637, and BME 698 A portfolio of sample work that demonstrates proficiency on TESOL professional standards, and through a passing score on a comprehensive examination ADDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required. NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application. Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College. Transcripts For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy International applicants have additional admission requirements. Individual program admission requirements include: IVP Fingerprint clearance card Teaching certificate (if the applicant has one) Student Learning Outcomes: Candidates will: 1. Know, understand and use the major theories and research related to the structure and acquisition of language 2. Apply major theories and research to help English language learners develop language and literacy and achieve in the content area. 3. Know, understand and use major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to the nature and role of culture and cultural groups to construct supportive learning environments for ELLs. 4. Know, understand and apply concepts, research and best practices to plan classroom instruction for ELLs. 5. Demonstrate understanding of issues and concepts of assessment. 6. Use a variety of standards-based language proficiency instruments to show language growth and to inform their instruction. [-]

MEng in Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

This non-thesis program is designed for practicing professionals and allows you to build additional expertise in the environmental engineering areas of water resources, air pollution control, sustainable engineering, hydrogeology, biotechnology and the design of constructed and natural remediation systems. [+]

Degree requirements To earn this degree, you must complete a total of 30 credit hours: applied mathematics course, in a relevant topic such as numerical methods, linear algebra, or statistical analysis (3 credit hours) engineering management course (3 credit hours) 24 credit hours from: general engineering, environmental engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, or geology, selected with your committee’s approval (15 credit hours) elective courses (9 credit hours), which can include up to six credit hours in an optional practice-oriented project Admission information Applicants must select one primary emphasis in: civil engineering electrical engineering environmental engineering mechanical engineering computer science Prerequisites / Admission Requirements 1. You must have a B.S. degree in the discipline and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. If you have a B.S. degree in a different discipline from that of your master’s application, you must complete a pre-admission course of study while earning a grade of "B" or higher in all pre-admission courses. See the prerequisite link below for this information. 2. You must take the GRE General Test unless you earned your B.S. degree from NAU or are in our Integrated Program in the discipline of your master’s application. If you are an international applicant whose native language is not English, you must also submit TOEFL scores. 3. Your application must include a statement that includes your educational goals and top areas of interest for your study and/or research. 4. Your application must include three letters of recommendation. 5. You must be accepted by the department. Environmental engineering emphasis prerequisites Applicants without a BS degree in the discipline are required to attain equivalency of BS-level knowledge of the subject before being fully admitted to the MS program. Equivalency is determined by the CENE department faculty and Chair and may consist of additional coursework, experience, testing or a combination of these items. After determining the equivalency requirements, a representative of the CENE department faculty will meet with the applicant to develop a plan so that the applicant can be provisionally accepted to the program. Demonstration of achievement (B or better) in the following prerequisite courses is required to attain equivalency. This non-thesis program is designed for practicing professionals and allows you to build additional expertise in the environmental engineering areas of water resources, air pollution control, sustainable engineering, hydrogeology, biotechnology and the design of constructed and natural remediation systems. Students graduating from this program can design solutions to complex environmental problems, and are prepared to become registered professional engineers specializing in environmental engineering in their future careers. What Can I Do with a Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering? Society’s demand for essentials such as clean air, food and water, sustainable land use and consumer products pose large-scale, practical problems. Environmental engineers use engineering, biological and chemical principles to design and operate pollution control and impact mitigation systems. Learn to be part of the solution to some of society’s greatest challenges when you study environmental engineering at the graduate level at NAU. This program leads to exciting careers in the public or private sectors where you can make a difference. With further education, one of these paths is possible: Researcher Sustainability engineer Engineering consultant Field engineer University Requirements To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.) You must additionally complete: All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis. All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program. In addition to University Requirements: Complete individual plan requirements. ADDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required. NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application. Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College. Transcripts For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy International applicants have additional admission requirements. Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy Individual program admission requirements include: B.S. degree in Engineering or completion of prerequisite courses (see department website for details) GRE® revised General Test 3 letters of recommendation Personal statement or essay Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Plan Option This program is available as an Accelerated Undergraduate/Graduate Plan. Accelerated Programs provide the opportunity for outstanding undergraduates working on their bachelor’s degree to simultaneously begin work on a master’s degree, which may allow them to complete both degrees in an accelerated manner by applying 6 units toward both degrees. Students must apply to the accelerated program and the master’s program by the application deadline, and meet all requirements as listed on the Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Programs to be considered for admission. Admission to programs is competitive and qualified applicants may be denied because of limits on the number of students admitted each year. Be sure to speak with your advisor regarding your interest in Accelerated Programs. Student Learning Outcomes The Master of Engineering is a non-thesis professional degree, based primarily on course work and/or on an engineering project designed with the guidance of a faculty advisor to address a need or problem specific to their engineering field of study (Civil, Environmental, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering). This degree program is designed to provide a broad, practice-based education. Demonstrate the ability to apply graduate level critical thinking skills to formulate and solve advanced civil (electrical/environmental/mechanical) engineering problems. Acquires knowledge on advanced contemporary engineering topics and computational tools specific to civil (electrical/environmental/mechanical) engineering. Develops the ability to identify, formulate, and solve relevant advanced civil (electrical/environmental/mechanical) engineering problems. Develops the ability to synthesize, explain, verify, and justify solutions to complex civil (electrical/environmental/mechanical) engineering problems. Demonstrate the ability to, independently and creatively, design, plan, and conduct complex civil (electrical/environmental/mechanical) engineering projects; Assesses the state of the art in the field of study. Applies, independently and creatively, appropriate engineering theories and tools towards developing a viable solution for the project. Designs and conducts activities specific to the project. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively the results of a comprehensive research project through oral presentations and publications. Creates a report reflecting the integration of knowledge acquired through the project. 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MEng in Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

The MEng EE degree is a non-thesis program that focuses on developing advanced electrical engineering expertise through a project-based experience. [+]

The MEng EE degree is a non-thesis program that focuses on developing advanced electrical engineering expertise through a project-based experience. Graduates with this degree possess advanced expertise and are well-qualified to work in various electrical engineering applications. Students who are planning on further graduate study in a Ph.D. program may be interested in the thesis-based MSE EE program. This program prepares you for professional practice with a broad, applied education with courses in several technical areas. With input from industry, Northern Arizona University created courses to enhance knowledge, understanding, and/or develop skills critical to today's practicing engineers. What Can I Do with a Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering? The flexibility of an electrical or computer engineering degree can't be overstated; this highly lucrative degree could mean working in aerospace, computers, or many other areas. A bachelor's degree will get you into the field, but a master's will provide you with even more opportunities. If you're looking to enhance your electrical or computer engineering knowledge while making yourself more marketable, our program is right for you. Our program is intended to meet your educational needs as a practicing engineer. You will have the opportunity to enhance and/or develop the skills, knowledge, and understanding that are critical to today practicing engineers. Students wanting to earn their bachelor and master’s degrees may qualify for our Accelerated program, which allows students to count six units toward both degrees, shortening the time to graduation. With further education, one of these paths is possible: Research and Development Engineer System Design Engineer Engineering Consultant Computer, Electrical, or Electronics Engineer University Requirements To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.) You must additionally complete: All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis. All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program. In addition to University Requirements: Complete individual plan requirements. Student Learning Outcomes Master of Engineering with an Emphasis in Civil, Environmental, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering The Master of Engineering is a non-thesis professional degree, based primarily on course work and/or on an engineering project designed with the guidance of a faculty advisor to address a need or problem specific to their engineering field of study (Civil, Environmental, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering). This degree program is designed to provide a broad, practice-based education. Demonstrate the ability to apply graduate level critical thinking skills to formulate and solve advanced civil (electrical/environmental/mechanical) engineering problems. Acquires knowledge on advanced contemporary engineering topics and computational tools specific to civil (electrical/environmental/mechanical) engineering. Develops the ability to identify, formulate, and solve relevant advanced civil (electrical/environmental/mechanical) engineering problems. Develops the ability to synthesize, explain, verify, and justify solutions to complex civil (electrical/environmental/mechanical) engineering problems. Demonstrate the ability to, independently and creatively, design, plan, and conduct complex civil (electrical/environmental/mechanical) engineering projects. Assesses the state of the art in the field of study. Applies, independently and creatively, appropriate engineering theories and tools towards developing a viable solution for the project. Designs and conducts activities specific to the project. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively the results of a comprehensive research project through oral presentations and publications. Creates a report reflecting the integration of knowledge acquired through the project. Delivers an oral presentation to peers summarizing the work performed on the project and its outcomes. Synthesizes and presents the relevance of the engineering project in both technical and non-technical terms. ADDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required. NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application. Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College. Transcripts For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy International applicants have additional admission requirements. Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy Individual program admission requirements include: B.S. degree in Engineering or completion of prerequisite courses (see department website for details) GRE® revised General Test 3 letters of recommendation Personal statement or essay Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Plan Option This program is available as an Accelerated Undergraduate/Graduate Plan. Accelerated Programs provide the opportunity for outstanding undergraduates working on their bachelor’s degree to simultaneously begin work on a master’s degree, which may allow them to complete both degrees in an accelerated manner by applying 6 units toward both degrees. Students must apply to the accelerated program and the master’s program by the application deadline, and meet all requirements as listed on the Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Programs to be considered for admission. Admission to programs is competitive and qualified applicants may be denied because of limits on the number of students admitted each year. Be sure to speak with your advisor regarding your interest in Accelerated Programs. [-]

MEng in Civil Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

The Master of Engineering is a non-thesis professional degree, based primarily on course work and/or on an engineering project designed with the guidance of a faculty advisor to address a need or problem specific to their engineering field of study (Civil, Environmental, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering). [+]

This degree provides you with a broad, practice-based education. Degree requirements To earn this degree, you must complete a total of 30 credit hours: applied mathematics course, in a relevant topic such as numerical methods, linear algebra, or statistical analysis (3 credit hours) engineering management course (3 credit hours) 24 credit hours from: general engineering, environmental engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, or geology, selected with your committee’s approval (15 credit hours) elective courses (9 credit hours), which can include up to six credit hours in an optional practice-oriented project Admission information Applicants must select one primary emphasis in: civil engineering electrical engineering environmental engineering mechanical engineering computer science Prerequisites / Admission Requirements 1. You must have a B.S. degree in the discipline and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. If you have a B.S. degree in a different discipline from that of your master’s application, you must complete a pre-admission course of study while earning a grade of "B" or higher in all pre-admission courses. See the prerequisite link below for this information. 2. You must take the GRE General Test unless you earned your B.S. degree from NAU or are in our Integrated Program in the discipline of your master’s application. If you are an international applicant whose native language is not English, you must also submit TOEFL scores. 3. Your application must include a statement that includes your educational goals and top areas of interest for your study and/or research. 4. Your application must include three letters of recommendation. 5. You must be accepted by the department. Prerequisites by emphasis: Civil engineering emphasis prerequisites Applicants without a BS degree in the discipline are required to attain equivalency of BS-level knowledge of the subject before being fully admitted to the MS program. Equivalency is determined by the CENE department faculty and Chair and may consist of additional coursework, experience, testing or a combination of these items. After determining the equivalency requirements, a representative of the CENE department faculty will meet with the applicant to develop a plan so that the applicant can be provisionally accepted to the program. Demonstration of achievement (B or better) in the following prerequisite courses is required to attain equivalency. Financial support Teaching and research assistantships are available for qualified students. The university will provide full graduate tuition remission for approved graduate assistants. This non-thesis program is designed for practicing professionals and allows you to build additional expertise in the civil engineering areas of water resources, transportation, geotechnical and structural engineering. Students graduating from this program can design solutions to complex infrastructure problems, and are prepared to become registered professional engineers specializing in civil engineering in their future careers. What Can I Do with a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering? Society’s demand for essentials such as clean water and sustainable infrastructure pose large-scale, practical problems. Civil engineers design and operate facilities such as bridges, highway systems, waterworks, dams/levees and foundations. Learn to be part of the solution to some of society’s greatest challenges when you study civil engineering at the graduate level at NAU. This program leads to exciting careers in the public or private sectors where you can make a difference. With further education, one of these paths is possible: Researcher Sustainability engineer Engineering consultant Community college instructor University Requirements To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.) You must additionally complete: All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis. All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program. Student Learning Outcomes Master of Engineering with an Emphasis in Civil, Environmental, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering The Master of Engineering is a non-thesis professional degree, based primarily on course work and/or on an engineering project designed with the guidance of a faculty advisor to address a need or problem specific to their engineering field of study (Civil, Environmental, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering). This degree program is designed to provide a broad, practice-based education. Demonstrate the ability to apply graduate level critical thinking skills to formulate and solve advanced civil (electrical/environmental/mechanical) engineering problems. Acquires knowledge on advanced contemporary engineering topics and computational tools specific to civil (electrical/environmental/mechanical) engineering. Develops the ability to identify, formulate, and solve relevant advanced civil (electrical/environmental/mechanical) engineering problems. Develops the ability to synthesize, explain, verify, and justify solutions to complex civil (electrical/environmental/mechanical) engineering problems. Demonstrate the ability to, independently and creatively, design, plan, and conduct complex civil (electrical/environmental/mechanical) engineering projects; Assesses the state of the art in the field of study. Applies, independently and creatively, appropriate engineering theories and tools towards developing a viable solution for the project. Designs and conducts activities specific to the project. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively the results of a comprehensive research project through oral presentations and publications. Creates a report reflecting the integration of knowledge acquired through the project. Delivers an oral presentation to peers summarizing the work performed on the project and its outcomes. Synthesizes and presents the relevance of the engineering project in both technical and non-technical terms. 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MEng in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

The Master of Engineering is a non-thesis professional degree, based primarily on course work and/or on an engineering project designed with the guidance of a faculty advisor to address a need or problem specific to their engineering field of study (Civil, Environmental, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering). [+]

The Master of Engineering is a non-thesis professional degree, based primarily on course work and/or on an engineering project designed with the guidance of a faculty advisor to address a need or problem specific to their engineering field of study (Civil, Environmental, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering). This degree program is designed to provide a broad, practice-based education. Student Learning Outcomes LO1. Demonstrate the ability to apply graduate level critical thinking skills to formulate and solve advanced mechanical engineering problems: Acquires knowledge on advanced contemporary engineering topics and computational tools specific to mechanical engineering. Develops the ability to identify, formulate, and solve relevant advanced mechanical engineering problems. Develops the ability to synthesize, explain, verify, and justify solutions to complex mechanical engineering problems. LO2. Demonstrate the ability to, independently and creatively, design, plan, and conduct complex mechanical engineering projects: Assesses the state of the art in the field of study. Applies, independently and creatively, appropriate engineering theories and tools towards developing a viable solution for the project. Designs and conducts activities specific to the project. LO3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively the results of a comprehensive research project through oral presentations and publications. Creates a report reflecting the integration of knowledge acquired through the project. Delivers an oral presentation to peers summarizing the work performed on the project and its outcomes. Synthesizes and presents the relevance of the engineering project in both technical and non-technical terms. ADMISSIONS AND ENTRY The Master of Engineering (MEng) program offers a practice-oriented education that prepares graduates for real-world engineering challenges. Degree requirements The Master of Engineering (MEng) requires the completion of 30 hours of coursework. At least half of the coursework, not including the practice-oriented project, must be in engineering. This minimum may be higher in some academic emphases. A thesis is not required; however, a practice-oriented project of up to 6 hours is optional in some emphases. Within the total of 30 units, you must complete a minimum of 3 units in applied engineering mathematics, as well as 3 units of engineering management or business. You must take at least 10 units of coursework from your home institution. Prior to graduation, you must satisfy the requirements of a capstone event, which is developed and administered by your advisory committee. Also, note the following policies that apply to all students who choose NAU as their home institution: The Graduate College at NAU requires at least 24 hours of formal coursework—that is, courses other than individualized courses such as independent study, research and master's project. You may apply up to two 400-level courses toward your degree (6 credit hours maximum). A limit of 25% of your coursework (a maximum of 7.5 hours) may be transferred from accredited institutions outside Arizona, provided the grade is "A" or "B". You will need to fill in a petition to transfer form and ask for the signature of the chair of your advisory committee. You are responsible for choosing the chair and members of your advisory committee by the time you complete 9 units of coursework. Also, no later than the first month of the semester in which the 10th credit unit is taken, you must submit a program of study (POS) listing all coursework intended to satisfy the MEng degree requirements. Note that the POS is subject to the approval of your advisory committee and the Graduate Programs Director at NAU. Additional requirements for each of the program emphases are described on the specific departmental pages. Each academic emphasis has specific course requirements in addition to the general program requirements described above. If you do not have a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent in Mechanical Engineering, then you will be required to complete pre-admission courses to achieve equivalency. [-]

MEng in Computer Science

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

This program assists students who wish to upgrade their current engineering expertise by delving into the contemporary and future-forward area of computer science. The plan features real-world relevancy and flexibility in course format and distance delivery. [+]

The MEng CS degree is a non-thesis program that focuses on building advanced computer science expertise through a project-based experience. Graduates with this degree possess advanced expertise and are well-qualified to be a leader in a variety of software development organizations. Students who are planning on further graduate study in a Ph.D. program may be interested in the thesis-based MSE CS program. This program assists students who wish to upgrade their current engineering expertise by delving into the contemporary and future-forward area of computer science. The plan features real-world relevancy and flexibility in course format and distance delivery. What Can I Do with a Master of Engineering in Computer Science? Computer scientists use algorithms and data structures to harness the incredible processing power of modern computers towards constructive ends. They write programs, the basic building blocks that form the computer world. They also create the databases, the "office" software, and the networking protocols at the core of today computing demands in business, science, and engineering. If this sounds like the career for you, we can help. Our program is intended to meet your educational needs as a practicing engineer. You will have the opportunity to enhance and/or develop the skills, knowledge, and understanding that are critical to today practicing engineers. Courses are offered through a variety of forms, including distance-delivery methods and flexible formats. Note: If you are interested in this advanced degree, you must apply and be accepted to the Master of Engineering program in addition to being admitted to the university. With further education, one of these paths is possible: Researcher Database analyst Engineering consultant Computer programmer University Requirements To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.) You must additionally complete: All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis. All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program. In addition to University Requirements: Complete individual plan requirements. ADDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required. NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application. Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College. Transcripts For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy International applicants have additional admission requirements. Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy Individual program admission requirements include: B.S. degree in Engineering or completion of prerequisite courses (see department website for details) GRE® revised General Test 3 letters of recommendation Personal statement or essay MASTER'S REQUIREMENTS Take the following 30 units: Applied Mathematics, in a topic relevant to your specific interests, such as Fourier transforms or statistical analysis (3 units) Engineering or Computer Science Management course offered through such colleges as Engineering or Business (3 units) Computer Science Electives, selected with your advisory committee’s approval to match your interests (18 units) This can include up to 3 units in a cross-disciplinary or otherwise related course. Practice-Oriented Project, facilitated and developed under your advisory committee’s guidance and focused on a real-world problem or theoretical issue with immediate relevance to current computer science practice (6 units) Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Plan Option This program is available as an Accelerated Undergraduate/Graduate Plan. Accelerated Programs provide the opportunity for outstanding undergraduates working on their bachelor’s degree to simultaneously begin work on a master’s degree, which may allow them to complete both degrees in an accelerated manner by applying 6 units toward both degrees. Students must apply to the accelerated program and the master’s program by the application deadline, and meet all requirements as listed on the Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Programs to be considered for admission. Admission to programs is competitive and qualified applicants may be denied because of limits on the number of students admitted each year. Be sure to speak with your advisor regarding your interest in Accelerated Programs. Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor. Student Learning Outcomes The Master of Engineering is a non-thesis professional degree, based primarily on course work and/or on an engineering project designed with the guidance of a faculty advisor to address a need or problem specific to their engineering field of study (Civil, Environmental, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering). This degree program is designed to provide a broad, practice-based education. Demonstrate the ability to apply graduate level critical thinking skills to formulate and solve advanced civil (electrical/environmental/mechanical) engineering problems. Acquires knowledge on advanced contemporary engineering topics and computational tools specific to civil (electrical/environmental/mechanical) engineering. Develops the ability to identify, formulate, and solve relevant advanced civil (electrical/environmental/mechanical) engineering problems. Develops the ability to synthesize, explain, verify, and justify solutions to complex civil (electrical/environmental/mechanical) engineering problems. Demonstrate the ability to, independently and creatively, design, plan, and conduct complex civil (electrical/environmental/mechanical) engineering projects; Assesses the state of the art in the field of study. Applies, independently and creatively, appropriate engineering theories and tools towards developing a viable solution for the project. Designs and conducts activities specific to the project. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively the results of a comprehensive research project through oral presentations and publications. Creates a report reflecting the integration of knowledge acquired through the project. Delivers an oral presentation to peers summarizing the work performed on the project and its outcomes. Synthesizes and presents the relevance of the engineering project in both technical and non-technical terms. [-]

MSc

MS in Climate Science & Solutions

Campus Full time 18 months August 2017 USA Flagstaff

The Climate Science and Solutions (CSS) Professional Science Master's program combines a foundation of climate science and sustainable systems studies with professional training and organizational skills to help graduates succeed in the growing climate industry. [+]

The Climate Science and Solutions (CSS) Professional Science Master's program combines a foundation of climate science and sustainable systems studies with professional training and organizational skills to help graduates succeed in the growing climate industry. Program highlights 18-month, non-thesis based program is designed to help students directly apply science and policy skills in organizational settings Students meet with faculty, industry professionals, and a career coordinator to refine their professional interests and develop a portfolio of their applied projects An international Advisory Board of professionals ensures the program is meeting the current needs of the growing climate industry and provides direct assistance to students in growing their professional network, securing internships and advancing in their career Our students Excellent candidates for this Professional Science Master’s program have undergraduate backgrounds in: Engineering Science Environmental Studies Business Other academic areas that are committed to learning and applying the science of climate change Learning objectives Understand and explain the physical nature of global climate change; Apply national and international standards to conduct professional greenhouse gas inventories; Evaluate the social and economic externalities of climate change; Describe the ethical, scientific, and policy strengths and weaknesses of current and proposed mitigation and adaptation strategies; Identify, analyze, synthesize, and communicate scientific information and uncertainties for public and professional audiences; and Participate in a professional internship and develop the professional skills needed to establish your career in the growing climate industry. Degree requirements This is a 36-credit program that includes five core courses (18-credits) focused on the following: science of climate change; the economics of natural resources and climate change; the science and management of greenhouse gases; the principles of sustainable systems; and environmental discourse around climate change mitigation and adaptation. You will select electives to tailor your degree toward biological, engineering, social, policy, or economic approaches to climate solutions. In addition to 12-credits of electives, students participate in a 6-credit career development program, including a professional summer internship. Both the electives and the internship allow students to personalize their degree. Admission To be considered for admission to the Climate Science and Solutions Professional Science Master’s program, make sure you submit the following: Online application on the Northern Arizona University Graduate College website which includes: Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate coursework Three letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional supervisors 400-word statement of your professional interests and goals Application Fee General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (optional) Northern Arizona University institution code: 4006 Financing your education Our Office of Student Financial Aid can help you estimate the cost to attend graduate school. Financial assistance The CSS program is a member of the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) and provides resident tuition rates for students from qualifying western states. In addition, there are several options for financing your education, including: Graduate assistantships Scholarships Need-based stipends Project specific funding [-]

MSc in Civil Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

This program assists students who wish to to further their engineering education and acquire the knowledge and skills to tackle important engineering tracks of our time: sustainability and innovation. The plan of study features real-world relevancy and considers how sustainable systems impact economics, design, and usability. [+]

This program will help you understand the application of your profession in the context of two of the most important issues of our time—sustainability and innovation. With your thesis, you will be challenged to devise innovative solutions and improve upon existing methods to better our world. Degree requirements To earn this degree, you must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours: 6 thesis credit hours in CENE 699, CS 699, EE 699, EGR 699 or ME 699 advanced math or statistics (3 credit hours) 6 credit hours engineering core courses (EGR 501 and EGR 502) electives (15 credit hours) selected with your committee's approval Admission information Applicants must select one primary emphasis in: civil engineering electrical engineering environmental engineering mechanical engineering computer science Prerequisites / Admission Requirements 1. You must have a B.S. degree in the discipline and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. If you have a B.S. degree in a different discipline from that of your master’s application, you must complete a pre-admission course of study while earning a grade of "B" or higher in all pre-admission courses. See the prerequisite link below for this information. 2. You must take the GRE General Test unless you earned your B.S. degree from NAU or are in our Integrated Program in the discipline of your master’s application. If you are an international applicant whose native language is not English, you must also submit TOEFL scores. 3. Your application must include a statement that includes your educational goals and top areas of interest for your study and/or research. 4. Your application must include three letters of recommendation. 5. You must be accepted by a faculty member who will serve as your committee chair. Engineering, Master of Science This program assists students who wish to to further their engineering education and acquire the knowledge and skills to tackle important engineering tracks of our time: sustainability and innovation. The plan of study features real-world relevancy and considers how sustainable systems impact economics, design, and usability. What Can I Do with a Master of Science in Engineering? The knowledge gained during this program, in the emphasis area of choice, will prepare you for tackling real world engineering challenges, providing solutions to complex engineering problems, and creating products that will benefit the society. The Master of Science in Engineering will help you enter a satisfying, productive and exciting profession, or continue on to a doctoral degree. The program will help you understand the application of your profession to sustainability and/or advanced engineering design. Faculty are engaged in research and its creative application to relevant problems, and you will have the opportunity to join them. The methods of design and innovation are necessary to the successful development of sustainable systems. Likewise, the principles of sustainability can foster innovation and economic development. By combining both themes, you will have the opportunity to engineer a brighter future for yourself and for the world. Students wanting to earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees simultaneously may qualify for our Accelerated Program which allows students to count six units toward both degrees, shortening the time to graduation. With further education, one of these paths is possible: Sustainability or Design Engineer Engineering Consultant or Entrepreneur Teaching and Research Faculty Research and Development Engineer University Requirements To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.) You must additionally complete: All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis. All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program. In addition to University Requirements: Research and Thesis (6 units) Graduate-level mathematics or statistics (3 units) Core Courses in sustainable systems and advanced engineering design (6 units) Electives (15 units) ADDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required. NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application. Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College. Transcripts For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy International applicants have additional admission requirements. Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy Individual program admission requirements include: B.S. degree in Engineering or completion of prerequisite courses (see department website for details) GRE® revised General Test 3 letters of recommendation Personal statement or essay Primary Emphasis Requirements (Select One): Civil and Environmental Engineering Computer Science Engineering Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Since the M.S. program emphasizes interdisciplinary topics, students may wish to take courses outside of their primary emphasis area. Some courses may require prior completion of prerequisite courses. Other requirements for Master of Science in Engineering students include the following: You are responsible for choosing the chair and members of your advisory committee before completing 9 units of coursework. You must submit a plan of study that lists all coursework intended to satisfy the M.S. degree requirements by the first month of the semester in which you take your 10th credit. The elective and math/statistics courses are selected in consultation with and acceptable to the student's graduate committee and its chair. Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Plan Option This program is available as an Accelerated Undergraduate/Graduate Plan. Accelerated Programs provide the opportunity for outstanding undergraduates working on their bachelor’s degree to simultaneously begin work on a master’s degree, which may allow them to complete both degrees in an accelerated manner by applying 6 units toward both degrees. Students must apply to the accelerated program and the master’s program by the application deadline, and meet all requirements as listed on the Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Programs to be considered for admission. Admission to programs is competitive and qualified applicants may be denied because of limits on the number of students admitted each year. Be sure to speak with your advisor regarding your interest in Accelerated Programs. Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor. Student Learning Outcomes Engineering M.S. with an Emphasis in Civil and Environmental, Computer Science, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering The Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) is a thesis-based/research focused graduate degree program. Students work closely with a faculty advisor to develop a personal research plan within their emphasis area (Civil and Environmental, Computer Science, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering), which allows the student to design and complete an original research study in their area of specialty. This degree program is valuable to engineers interested in pursuing doctoral studies, academic careers, or professional careers in research or product innovation. Demonstrate the ability to apply graduate level critical thinking skills to formulate and solve advanced engineering problems in the emphasis area (Civil and Environmental, Computer Science, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering): Acquire knowledge on advanced contemporary engineering topics and computational tools specific to the emphasis area. Develop the ability to identify, formulate, and solve advanced engineering problems relevant to the emphasis area. Develop the ability to synthesize, explain, verify, and justify solutions to complex engineering problems specific to the emphasis area. Demonstrate the ability to independently and creatively design and conduct research studies: Assess the state of the art in their field of study, including a thorough literature review Design a research study of personal or professional interest and importance including: planning, organizing, scheduling, and executing the project with the guidance and input of their thesis advisor. Apply independently and creatively appropriate engineering theories and tools towards finding a viable solution to the thesis topic. Perform and interpret complex quantitative analyses specific to the thesis. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively the results of a comprehensive research study/project through oral presentations and publications: Create a publishable paper reflecting the integration of knowledge acquired through the thesis study. Evaluate the effectiveness of the project and the implications of the resulting data Synthesize and present the relevance of the research study in both technical and non-technical terms. Deliver an oral presentation to peers summarizing the work performed on the research study and its outcomes. Conduct a thesis defense to a community of engineering faculty and peers [-]

MSE in Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

This program will help you understand the application of your profession in the context of two of the most important issues of our time—sustainability and innovation. [+]

This program will help you understand the application of your profession in the context of two of the most important issues of our time—sustainability and innovation. With your thesis, you will be challenged to devise innovative solutions and improve upon existing methods to better our world. Degree requirements To earn this degree, you must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours: 6 thesis credit hours in CENE 699, CS 699, EE 699, EGR 699 or ME 699 advanced math or statistics (3 credit hours) 6 credit hours engineering core courses (EGR 501 and EGR 502) electives (15 credit hours) selected with your committee's approval Admission information Applicants must select one primary emphasis in: civil engineering electrical engineering environmental engineering mechanical engineering computer science Prerequisites / Admission Requirements 1. You must have a B.S. degree in the discipline and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. If you have a B.S. degree in a different discipline from that of your master’s application, you must complete a pre-admission course of study while earning a grade of "B" or higher in all pre-admission courses. See the prerequisite link below for this information. 2. You must take the GRE General Test unless you earned your B.S. degree from NAU or are in our Integrated Program in the discipline of your master’s application. If you are an international applicant whose native language is not English, you must also submit TOEFL scores. 3. Your application must include a statement that includes your educational goals and top areas of interest for your study and/or research. 4. Your application must include three letters of recommendation. 5. You must be accepted by a faculty member who will serve as your committee chair. Environmental engineering emphasis prerequisites Applicants without a BS degree in the discipline are required to attain equivalency of BS-level knowledge of the subject before being fully admitted to the MS program. Equivalency is determined by the CENE department faculty and Chair and may consist of additional coursework, experience, testing or a combination of these items. After determining the equivalency requirements, a representative of the CENE department faculty will meet with the applicant to develop a plan so that the applicant can be provisionally accepted to the program. Demonstration of achievement (B or better) in the following prerequisite courses is required to attain equivalency. This program assists students who wish to to further their engineering education and acquire the knowledge and skills to tackle important engineering tracks of our time: sustainability and innovation. The plan of study features real-world relevancy and considers how sustainable systems impact economics, design, and usability. What Can I Do with a Master of Science in Engineering? The knowledge gained during this program, in the emphasis area of choice, will prepare you for tackling real world engineering challenges, providing solutions to complex engineering problems, and creating products that will benefit the society. The Master of Science in Engineering will help you enter a satisfying, productive and exciting profession, or continue on to a doctoral degree. The program will help you understand the application of your profession to sustainability and/or advanced engineering design. Faculty are engaged in research and its creative application to relevant problems, and you will have the opportunity to join them. The methods of design and innovation are necessary to the successful development of sustainable systems. Likewise, the principles of sustainability can foster innovation and economic development. By combining both themes, you will have the opportunity to engineer a brighter future for yourself and for the world. Students wanting to earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees simultaneously may qualify for our Accelerated Program which allows students to count six units toward both degrees, shortening the time to graduation. With further education, one of these paths is possible: Sustainability or Design Engineer Engineering Consultant or Entrepreneur Teaching and Research Faculty Research and Development Engineer University Requirements To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.) You must additionally complete: All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis. All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program. In addition to University Requirements: Research and Thesis (6 units) Graduate-level mathematics or statistics (3 units) Core Courses in sustainable systems and advanced engineering design (6 units) Electives (15 units) ADDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required. NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application. Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College. Transcripts For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy International applicants have additional admission requirements. Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy Individual program admission requirements include: B.S. degree in Engineering or completion of prerequisite courses (see department website for details) GRE® revised General Test 3 letters of recommendation Personal statement or essay Student Learning Outcomes Engineering M.S. with an Emphasis in Civil and Environmental, Computer Science, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering The Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) is a thesis-based/research focused graduate degree program. Students work closely with a faculty advisor to develop a personal research plan within their emphasis area (Civil and Environmental, Computer Science, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering), which allows the student to design and complete an original research study in their area of specialty. This degree program is valuable to engineers interested in pursuing doctoral studies, academic careers, or professional careers in research or product innovation. Demonstrate the ability to apply graduate level critical thinking skills to formulate and solve advanced engineering problems in the emphasis area (Civil and Environmental, Computer Science, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering): Acquire knowledge on advanced contemporary engineering topics and computational tools specific to the emphasis area. Develop the ability to identify, formulate, and solve advanced engineering problems relevant to the emphasis area. Develop the ability to synthesize, explain, verify, and justify solutions to complex engineering problems specific to the emphasis area. Demonstrate the ability to independently and creatively design and conduct research studies: Assess the state of the art in their field of study, including a thorough literature review Design a research study of personal or professional interest and importance including: planning, organizing, scheduling, and executing the project with the guidance and input of their thesis advisor. Apply independently and creatively appropriate engineering theories and tools towards finding a viable solution to the thesis topic. Perform and interpret complex quantitative analyses specific to the thesis. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively the results of a comprehensive research study/project through oral presentations and publications: Create a publishable paper reflecting the integration of knowledge acquired through the thesis study. Evaluate the effectiveness of the project and the implications of the resulting data Synthesize and present the relevance of the research study in both technical and non-technical terms. Deliver an oral presentation to peers summarizing the work performed on the research study and its outcomes. Conduct a thesis defense to a community of engineering faculty and peers [-]

MSE in Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

The MSE EE degree is a research- and thesis-based program focused on the application of electrical engineering to sustainable systems and advanced engineering design. [+]

The MSE EE degree is a research- and thesis-based program focused on the application of electrical engineering to sustainable systems and advanced engineering design. Graduates with this degree possess advanced expertise and are well-qualified to work as leaders in sustainable design, research labs, and entrepreneurial organizations. This degree also provides research experienced and a strong foundation for further graduate study in an electrical engineering Ph.D. program. Students who are not planning on further graduate study may also be interested in the non-thesis MEng EE program. We accept students from a broad range of educational backgrounds, but all students are expected to possess mastery of key foundational electrical engineering areas. If a student's bachelor degree is not in Electrical Engineering, there are additional course requirements that must be completed before a student is admitted. This program assists students who wish to further their engineering education and acquire the knowledge and skills to tackle important engineering tracks of our time: sustainability and innovation. The plan of study features real-world relevancy and considers how sustainable systems impact economics, design, and usability. What Can I Do with a Master of Science in Engineering? The knowledge gained during this program, in the emphasis area of choice, will prepare you for tackling real world engineering challenges, providing solutions to complex engineering problems, and creating products that will benefit the society. The Master of Science in Engineering will help you enter a satisfying, productive and exciting profession, or continue on to a doctoral degree. The program will help you understand the application of your profession to sustainability and/or advanced engineering design. Faculty are engaged in research and its creative application to relevant problems, and you will have the opportunity to join them. The methods of design and innovation are necessary to the successful development of sustainable systems. Likewise, the principles of sustainability can foster innovation and economic development. By combining both themes, you will have the opportunity to engineer a brighter future for yourself and for the world. Students wanting to earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees simultaneously may qualify for our Accelerated Program which allows students to count six units toward both degrees, shortening the time to graduation. With further education, one of these paths is possible: Sustainability or Design Engineer Engineering Consultant or Entrepreneur Teaching and Research Faculty Research and Development Engineer University Requirements To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.) You must additionally complete: All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis. All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program. In addition to University Requirements: Research and Thesis (6 units) Graduate-level mathematics or statistics (3 units) Core Courses in sustainable systems and advanced engineering design (6 units) Electives (15 units) ADDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required. NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application. Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College. Transcripts For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy International applicants have additional admission requirements. Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy Individual program admission requirements include: B.S. degree in Engineering or completion of prerequisite courses (see department website for details) GRE® revised General Test 3 letters of recommendation Personal statement or essay Since the M.S. program emphasizes interdisciplinary topics, students may wish to take courses outside of their primary emphasis area. Some courses may require prior completion of prerequisite courses. Other requirements for Master of Science in Engineering students include the following: You are responsible for choosing the chair and members of your advisory committee before completing 9 units of coursework. You must submit a plan of study that lists all coursework intended to satisfy the M.S. degree requirements by the first month of the semester in which you take your 10th credit. The elective and math/statistics courses are selected in consultation with and acceptable to the student's graduate committee and its chair. Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Plan Option This program is available as an Accelerated Undergraduate/Graduate Plan. Accelerated Programs provide the opportunity for outstanding undergraduates working on their bachelor’s degree to simultaneously begin work on a master’s degree, which may allow them to complete both degrees in an accelerated manner by applying 6 units toward both degrees. Students must apply to the accelerated program and the master’s program by the application deadline, and meet all requirements as listed on the Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Programs to be considered for admission. Admission to programs is competitive and qualified applicants may be denied because of limits on the number of students admitted each year. Be sure to speak with your advisor regarding your interest in Accelerated Programs. Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor. Student Learning Outcomes Engineering M.S. with an Emphasis in Civil and Environmental, Computer Science, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering The Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) is a thesis-based/research focused graduate degree program. Students work closely with a faculty advisor to develop a personal research plan within their emphasis area (Civil and Environmental, Computer Science, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering), which allows the student to design and complete an original research study in their area of specialty. This degree program is valuable to engineers interested in pursuing doctoral studies, academic careers, or professional careers in research or product innovation. Demonstrate the ability to apply graduate level critical thinking skills to formulate and solve advanced engineering problems in the emphasis area (Civil and Environmental, Computer Science, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering): Acquire knowledge on advanced contemporary engineering topics and computational tools specific to the emphasis area. Develop the ability to identify, formulate, and solve advanced engineering problems relevant to the emphasis area. Develop the ability to synthesize, explain, verify, and justify solutions to complex engineering problems specific to the emphasis area. Demonstrate the ability to independently and creatively design and conduct research studies: Assess the state of the art in their field of study, including a thorough literature review Design a research study of personal or professional interest and importance including: planning, organizing, scheduling, and executing the project with the guidance and input of their thesis advisor. Apply independently and creatively appropriate engineering theories and tools towards finding a viable solution to the thesis topic. Perform and interpret complex quantitative analyses specific to the thesis. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively the results of a comprehensive research study/project through oral presentations and publications: Create a publishable paper reflecting the integration of knowledge acquired through the thesis study. Evaluate the effectiveness of the project and the implications of the resulting data Synthesize and present the relevance of the research study in both technical and non-technical terms. Deliver an oral presentation to peers summarizing the work performed on the research study and its outcomes. Conduct a thesis defense to a community of engineering faculty and peers [-]

MSE in Computer Science

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

The MSE CS degree is a research- and thesis-based program that focuses on the application of computer science to advanced sustainability and engineering design. [+]

The MSE CS degree is a research- and thesis-based program that focuses on the application of computer science to advanced sustainability and engineering design. Graduates with this degree possess advanced expertise and are well-qualified to work in software development organizations, particularly in applications relating to sustainability, data mining, and software design. This degree also provides research experienced and a strong foundation for further graduate study in a Ph.D. program. Students who are not planning on further graduate study may also be interested in the non-thesis MEng CS program. We accept students from a broad range of educational backgrounds, but all students are expected to possess mastery of key foundational computer science areas. If a student's bachelor degree is not in Computer Science, there are additional course requirements that must be completed before a student is admitted. Available Emphasis Areas: Civil and Environmental Engineering - Emphasis Computer Science Engineering - Emphasis Electrical Engineering - Emphasis Mechanical Engineering - Emphasis This program assists students who wish to to further their engineering education and acquire the knowledge and skills to tackle important engineering tracks of our time: sustainability and innovation. The plan of study features real-world relevancy and considers how sustainable systems impact economics, design, and usability. What Can I Do with a Master of Science in Engineering? The knowledge gained during this program, in the emphasis area of choice, will prepare you for tackling real world engineering challenges, providing solutions to complex engineering problems, and creating products that will benefit the society. The Master of Science in Engineering will help you enter a satisfying, productive and exciting profession, or continue on to a doctoral degree. The program will help you understand the application of your profession to sustainability and/or advanced engineering design. Faculty are engaged in research and its creative application to relevant problems, and you will have the opportunity to join them. The methods of design and innovation are necessary to the successful development of sustainable systems. Likewise, the principles of sustainability can foster innovation and economic development. By combining both themes, you will have the opportunity to engineer a brighter future for yourself and for the world. Students wanting to earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees simultaneously may qualify for our Accelerated Program which allows students to count six units toward both degrees, shortening the time to graduation. With further education, one of these paths is possible: Sustainability or Design Engineer Engineering Consultant or Entrepreneur Teaching and Research Faculty Research and Development Engineer University Requirements To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.) You must additionally complete: All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis. All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program. In addition to University Requirements: Research and Thesis (6 units) Graduate-level mathematics or statistics (3 units) Core Courses in sustainable systems and advanced engineering design (6 units) Electives (15 units) Student Learning Outcomes Engineering M.S. with an Emphasis in Civil and Environmental, Computer Science, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering The Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) is a thesis-based/research focused graduate degree program. Students work closely with a faculty advisor to develop a personal research plan within their emphasis area (Civil and Environmental, Computer Science, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering), which allows the student to design and complete an original research study in their area of specialty. This degree program is valuable to engineers interested in pursuing doctoral studies, academic careers, or professional careers in research or product innovation. Demonstrate the ability to apply graduate level critical thinking skills to formulate and solve advanced engineering problems in the emphasis area (Civil and Environmental, Computer Science, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering): Acquire knowledge on advanced contemporary engineering topics and computational tools specific to the emphasis area. Develop the ability to identify, formulate, and solve advanced engineering problems relevant to the emphasis area. Develop the ability to synthesize, explain, verify, and justify solutions to complex engineering problems specific to the emphasis area. Demonstrate the ability to independently and creatively design and conduct research studies: Assess the state of the art in their field of study, including a thorough literature review Design a research study of personal or professional interest and importance including: planning, organizing, scheduling, and executing the project with the guidance and input of their thesis advisor. Apply independently and creatively appropriate engineering theories and tools towards finding a viable solution to the thesis topic. Perform and interpret complex quantitative analyses specific to the thesis. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively the results of a comprehensive research study/project through oral presentations and publications: Create a publishable paper reflecting the integration of knowledge acquired through the thesis study. Evaluate the effectiveness of the project and the implications of the resulting data Synthesize and present the relevance of the research study in both technical and non-technical terms. Deliver an oral presentation to peers summarizing the work performed on the research study and its outcomes. Conduct a thesis defense to a community of engineering faculty and peers ADDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required. NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application. Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College. Transcripts For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy International applicants have additional admission requirements. Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy Individual program admission requirements include: B.S. degree in Engineering or completion of prerequisite courses (see department website for details) GRE® revised General Test 3 letters of recommendation Personal statement or essay Since the M.S. program emphasizes interdisciplinary topics, students may wish to take courses outside of their primary emphasis area. Some courses may require prior completion of prerequisite courses. Other requirements for Master of Science in Engineering students include the following: You are responsible for choosing the chair and members of your advisory committee before completing 9 units of coursework. You must submit a plan of study that lists all coursework intended to satisfy the M.S. degree requirements by the first month of the semester in which you take your 10th credit. The elective and math/statistics courses are selected in consultation with and acceptable to the student's graduate committee and its chair. Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Plan Option This program is available as an Accelerated Undergraduate/Graduate Plan. Accelerated Programs provide the opportunity for outstanding undergraduates working on their bachelor’s degree to simultaneously begin work on a master’s degree, which may allow them to complete both degrees in an accelerated manner by applying 6 units toward both degrees. Students must apply to the accelerated program and the master’s program by the application deadline, and meet all requirements as listed on the Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Programs to be considered for admission. Admission to programs is competitive and qualified applicants may be denied because of limits on the number of students admitted each year. Be sure to speak with your advisor regarding your interest in Accelerated Programs. Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor. [-]

MSE in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

The Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) is a thesis-based/research focused graduate degree program. Students work closely with a faculty advisor to develop a personal research plan within their emphasis area (Civil and Environmental, Computer Science, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering), which allows the student to design and complete an original research study in their area of specialty. [+]

The Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) is a thesis-based/research focused graduate degree program. Students work closely with a faculty advisor to develop a personal research plan within their emphasis area (Civil and Environmental, Computer Science, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering), which allows the student to design and complete an original research study in their area of specialty. This degree program is valuable to engineers interested in pursuing doctoral studies, academic careers, or professional careers in research or product innovation. Sustainable Systems The sustainability and advanced engineering design themes naturally intersect—the methods of design and innovation are a necessary element to the successful development or support of sustainable systems. Advanced Engineering Design This theme of design and innovation accommodates the many diverse research areas in engineering that are directed towards meeting the demands of rapidly-developing interdisciplinary technologies of the 21st century. Student Learning Outcomes LO1. Demonstrate the ability to apply graduate level critical thinking skills to formulate and solve advanced mechanical engineering problems: Acquire knowledge on advanced contemporary engineering topics and computational tools specific to the emphasis area. Develop the ability to identify, formulate, and solve advanced engineering problems relevant to the emphasis area. Develop the ability to synthesize, explain, verify, and justify solutions to complex engineering problems specific to the emphasis area. LO2. Demonstrate the ability to independently and creatively design and conduct research studies: Assess the state of the art in their field of study, including a thorough literature review Design a research study of personal or professional interest and importance including: planning, organizing, scheduling, and executing the project with the guidance and input of their thesis advisor. Apply independently and creatively appropriate engineering theories and tools towards finding a viable solution to the thesis topic. Perform and interpret complex quantitative analyses specific to the thesis. LO3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively the results of a comprehensive research study/project through oral presentations and publications: Create a publishable paper reflecting the integration of knowledge acquired through the thesis study. Evaluate the effectiveness of the project and the implications of the resulting data Synthesize and present the relevance of the research study in both technical and non-technical terms. Deliver an oral presentation to peers summarizing the work performed on the research study and its outcomes. Conduct a thesis defense to a community of engineering faculty and peers ADMISSIONS AND ENTRY The MSE is a graduate degree program built upon the overarching themes of sustainability and engineering design, with a core of common course work that permits specialization through selection of technical electives and a thesis topic. The program allows students to achieve depth in a single discipline or breadth across multiple disciplines. The program requires the completion of 30 credit hours of post-baccalaureate work and builds upon the commitment of the faculty in NAU’s College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences to integrate research and disciplinary practice, while advancing both individual and collaborative research and scholarship. Degree Requirements BS degree in engineering, computer science or an equivalent (as defined below) with a 3.0 GPA or above in the last 60 hours for regular admission. In exceptional circumstances, those with a lower GPA may be accepted under a provisional status. If the applicant does not have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in his/her chosen primary disciplinary focus, then he or she will be required to complete a pre-MSE course of study in the primary disciplinary focus to achieve equivalency. Note that if the applicant has a BS degree in a closely related field (for example, Chemical Engineering or Engineering Physics), then courses toward that degree (if completed with a grade of B or better) may serve as prerequisites for the primary disciplinary focus, shortening the pre-MSE course of study. All applicants must submit scores for the GRE general examination. International applicants whose native language is not English must also submit TOEFL scores; click here for more information. Each student must submit a Program of Study of courses for approval by his/her graduate advisory committee during the first semester. Except for the core courses, the student will select elective and math/statistics courses in consultation with, and subject to approval by, the student’s graduate advisory committee. A maximum of two courses, up to 6 credits, may be at the 400-level. Since the MSE program emphasizes interdisciplinary topics, students may wish to take courses outside of their primary disciplinary focus. Some of these courses may require completion of prerequisite courses. Financial support Teaching and research assistantships are available for qualified students. For other sources of financial support, see the website of the Graduate College at NAU. Early application to the program will increase your chances for financial support. [-]

MA

MA in Teaching English as a Second Language

Campus Full time 18 - 24 months August 2017 USA Flagstaff

Our TESL degree combines a strong theoretical foundation in applied linguistics with practical training in the teaching of English to people who speak other native languages. [+]

Our TESL degree combines a strong theoretical foundation in applied linguistics with practical training in the teaching of English to people who speak other native languages. Program goals The principal goals of the program are to: provide the linguistic theory necessary for ESL/EFL teachers equip teachers with the practical skills needed for effective language teaching prepare students for further study in English language teaching, applied linguistics, and related fields Tracks The MA-TESL program has three tracks: Applied Linguistics NOTE: These coursework plans are for advising purposed ONLY. These are unofficial documents (Coursework Plan) Language Teaching NOTE: These coursework plans are for advising purposed ONLY. These are unofficial documents (Coursework Plan) Language Teaching for Practicing Teachers Length of program The MA-TESL program is a one-and-a-half to two-year course of study. If you have a teaching assistantship, you should plan on a two-year commitment. This program of study combines a strong theoretical foundation in applied linguistics with practical training in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. The principal goals of the program are to provide the linguistic foundations for English as a second/foreign language teaching, equip teachers with the practical skills needed for effective language teaching, and prepare students for further study (including doctoral-level studies) in applied linguistics and related fields. This advanced degree offers students options to pursue different combinations of required and elective classes to meet their needs. What Can I Do with a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language? The MA TESL degree provides students with the theory and practical skills needed for effective language teaching and related career paths. It also prepares students for further study in applied linguistics and related fields. The degree opens up many career opportunities in the U.S. and abroad. Career opportunities that might be pursued: Teacher of English as a second language (in English speaking countries) in, for example, university intensive English programs, community colleges, adult education programs, language programs for new immigrants and refugees Teacher of English as a foreign language (in non-English speaking countries), in, for example, universities, private language schools, binational centers, English for academic purposes foundation programs Language program coordinator or administrator Test developer Teacher trainer Curriculum/materials specialist (for publishing houses) English Language Fellow, U.S. Peace Corps teacher ESL coordinator in K-12 contexts (for those who enter the program with teaching credentials) University Requirements To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.) You must additionally complete: All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis. All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program. ADDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required. NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application. Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College. Transcripts For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy International applicants have additional admission requirements. Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy Individual program admission requirements include: Personal Letter of Intent (2-3 pages in length) 2 letters of recommendation required only for those MA TESL applicants applying for Graduate Teaching Assistantships Student Learning Outcomes Upon completion of the MA in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), students will have the ability to: Apply knowledge of the social and regional diversity of English, the history of the English language, the structure and uses of the English language, English language discourse processes, and genres to English language teaching and learning Apply critical and analytical skills to effective English language use and to English language instruction Understand second language learning processes in diverse cultural and educational contexts and the implications for language teaching and assessment Integrate technology into language instruction and materials development Evaluate language program effectiveness Apply knowledge of cross-cultural communication to teacher-student interactions, materials development, lesson plans, course design, community interactions, and assessment instruments Apply knowledge of theoretical and practical issues from applied linguistics and ESL methodology to innovative and effective English language teaching practices Become active professionals in Applied Linguistics and related fields through participation in professional development seminars; local, national, and international conferences; practice teaching; research experience; and/or in doctoral programs. 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