Master of Engineering in Reliability Engineering

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Program Description

The Reliability Engineering Program offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees with the elected certification in Risk and Reliability Engineering (RRE).

The Master of Science program in Reliability Engineering is awarded for the successful completion of a unified, coherent program of coursework and research that is approved by the student's advisor and graduate director and meets Graduate School requirements.

A high level of academic achievement is expected in the course work completed by the student. The Department of Reliability Engineering offers both a thesis and non-thesis Master of Science degree.

These degrees are available on a full-time or part-time basis for both degree seeking and non-degree seeking students. These courses are usually offered in the late afternoon or evening and are also available as distance-delivered courses to non-resident students.

Thesis Option

  • Complete 24 credits with at least 12 at the 600-level or above.
  • Complete the required 6 credits of core courses.
  • Maintain an average grade of B or better.
  • Take an additional 6 credits of ENRE 799 (thesis research).
  • Write a satisfactory thesis and defend the thesis in an oral examination.
  • Complete a set of approved technical elective courses to satisfy the balance of the course requirements (a minimum of 18 credits).

Non-thesis Option

  • Complete 30 credits with at least 18 at the 600-level or above.
  • Complete the required 6 credits of core courses (see below).
  • Maintain an average grade of B or better.
  • Submit at least one scholarly paper addressing reliability within his/her field of engineering for approval by two faculty members. The topic must be selected and an advisor located by the second semester of study. The paper can be completed by registering for ENRE 648, an independent study course with selected advisor.
  • Complete a set of approved technical elective courses to satisfy the balance of the course requirements (a minimum of 24 credits).

Admission Requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree, GPA of 3.0 or better, in engineering or a closely related discipline; Computer Science, Physics, Applied Mathematics, or Physical Sciences from an accredited institution.
  • Courses in mathematics (Calculus I, II, III, & Differential Equations) are required to be considered for admission.
  • Completed applications are reviewed and considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.
Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

The University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering is a premier program, ranked among the top 25 in the world. Located just a few miles from Washington, D.C., the Clark School is at the ... Read More

The University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering is a premier program, ranked among the top 25 in the world. Located just a few miles from Washington, D.C., the Clark School is at the center of a constellation of high-tech companies and federal laboratories, offering students and faculty access to unique professional opportunities. Read less