University of Maryland, A. James Clark School of Engineering

Introduction

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.

Our broad spectrum of academic programs, including the world’s only accredited undergraduate fire protection engineering program, is complemented by a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem, early hands-on educational experiences, and participation in national and international competitions.

The Clark School is leading research advancements in aerospace, bioengineering, robotics, nanotechnology, disaster resilience, energy and sustainability, and cybersecurity. From the universal product code to satellite radio, SMS text messaging to the implantable insulin pump, our students, faculty, and alumni are engineering life-changing innovations for millions.

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Master of Engineering Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 USA College Park + 1 more

The Graduate Program in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering offers research and education opportunities leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. [+]

The Graduate Program in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering offers research and education opportunities leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is well-equipped for graduate research in aerosol science and engineering, biochemical engineering, computational modeling, fluid mechanics and mixing, fuel cell technology, metabolic engineering and systems biology, nanoparticle technology, polymer processing and characterization, polymer reaction engineering, process control, thermodynamics and transport phenomena, and systems research. The Department maintains a distributed computing network consisting of research laboratories and a PC laboratory. Major research facilities including electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and NMR are coordinated through a variety of laboratories. General Requirements Before graduate courses in Chemical Engineering are attempted, the candidate must fulfill certain minimal course prerequisites either by previous experience or by taking selected undergraduate courses. These minimal prerequisites are described in the GPA and prerequisite policy page. Some of these prerequisites may be fulfilled by concurrent registration if necessary. No courses numbered below 400 may count towards the minimal 30 credits required for the degree. A maximum of 6 credits of 400 level courses may count towards the degree subject to prior approval by the Graduate Director. Graduate courses with an EMPM designation cannot be used to satisfy the minimum 30 hours without prior permission of the Graduate Director. All graduate students (full and part-time, on and off campus) are expected to attend all research seminars, i.e., those not specifically directed to 1st year students. Students that... [-]

Master of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 5 years September 2017 USA College Park + 1 more

The Aerospace Engineering Department offers a broad program in graduate studies leading to the degrees of Master of Science (thesis and non-thesis) and Doctor of Philosophy. [+]

The Aerospace Engineering Department offers a broad program in graduate studies leading to the degrees of Master of Science (thesis and non-thesis) and Doctor of Philosophy. Graduate students can choose from the following areas of specialization: aerodynamics and propulsion structural mechanics and composites rotorcraft space systems flight dynamics, stability and control Within these disciplines, the student can tailor programs in areas such as computational fluid dynamics, aeroelasticity, hypersonics, composites, smart structures, finite elements, space propulsion, robotics, and human factors. Admission Requirements: A bachelor's degree, GPA of 3.0 or better, in Aerospace Engineering from an accredited institution. Courses in mathematics (Calculus I, II, III, & Differential Equations), and Thermodynamics are required to be considered for admission. Further admissions requirements. Completed applications are reviewed and considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Applicants Without an Aerospace Engineering Degree: Applicants with other related engineering backgrounds can apply. Graduate Program Prerequisites The Aerospace Engineering Graduate Program encourages applicants with other related engineering backgrounds to apply to our program. The Graduate Admissions Committee may recommend that an incoming student take selected undergraduate courses before the core courses. The Graduate School requires students to maintain a 3.0 GPA in all courses for credit since enrollment. Prerequisite courses are listed to assure that students have the necessary academic background before enrolling in a given course. The ENAE 283 course ( Introduction to Aerospace Systems) is required for students without any aerospace engineering background. ENAE283 Introduction to Aerospace Systems Prerequisite: ENES 102, PHYS 161 and MATH 141 Co-requisite:... [-]

Master of Engineering in Bioengineering

Online & Campus Combined Full time September 2017 USA College Park

Master of Engineering in Bioengineering [+]

Admission Requirements: Full admission as a degree seeking student requires the following prerequisites: A bachelor's degree, GPA of 3.0 or better, in engineering or a related field; Biology, Chemistry, Physics, from an accredited institution. Courses in mathematics (Calculus I, II, III and Differential Equations) and Thermodynamics are required to be considered for admission. Non-engineering majors must have completed mathematics courses through Differential Equations. Applicants who do not have an adequate background in Thermodynamics (or Physical Chemistry) will be required to take ENPM 672, Fundamentals of Thermal Systems, in their first semester. Students who do not possess an engineering degree may also be required to take ENPM 672 in their first semester. Completed applications are reviewed and considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. [-]

Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years September 2017 USA College Park + 1 more

Recent advances in computing, communications, sensing, and materials science are enabling the design of a new generation of large scale civil engineering systems. [+]

Recent advances in computing, communications, sensing, and materials science are enabling the design of a new generation of large scale civil engineering systems. Signature applications that are new to Civil Engineering due to these advances include: The next generation power grid that will link time-sensitive demand from home appliances, electric power cars, renewable energy sources, and other features for efficiency gains A Next Generation air traffic control and management system that incorporates advanced new vehicles, modernized avionics, and increasing levels of autonomy Modernization of waterways such as the Panama Canal and Bosporus Straights, Global natural gas and other energy supply chains (e.g., oil, coal) which involve a combination of engineering challenges as well as market, national, or regional goals Sustainable development for high-density urban areas. These systems will be required to support new functionality such as new types of interaction between infrastructure and people, have levels of performance that were previously unobtainable (e.g., in energy usage), and be economically efficient. In many cases, enhanced functionality and performance will be achieved through an improved ability to anticipate demand, monitor the surrounding (natural) environment, control system responses, and look ahead and anticipate events. Sometimes automation will replace some operations currently handled by humans. Future CEE systems will be far more heterogeneous than their predecessors and may be connected to other types of systems in completely new ways. This makes the task of system design, analysis and integration of multi-disciplinary concerns (e.g., reliability, efficiency, and system tradeoffs) much more difficult than in the... [-]

Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA College Park

We recognize that technical experts working in Cybersecurity have diverse academic and professional backgrounds. Therefore, our admissions requirements allow for diversity but also must ensure that qualified students are prepared to succeed in this highly technical academic program. We offer three levels of admission depending upon the academic background, academic performance, and professional experience of the applicant. [+]

Admissions Requirements We recognize that technical experts working in Cybersecurity have diverse academic and professional backgrounds. Therefore, our admissions requirements allow for diversity but also must ensure that qualified students are prepared to succeed in this highly technical academic program. We offer three levels of admission depending upon the academic background, academic performance, and professional experience of the applicant. Please note that three letters of recommendation (preferably professional letters) are required for admission. Prerequisite requirement: ENEE 150 or equivalent. Further admissions requirements. Full Admission: applicants must have a bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or Physics, from an accredited institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Provisional Admission: applicants who have a degree in a closely related field of study (i.e. Information Technology, Information Assurance, Computer Information Systems), and a GPA of 3.0 or better must also possess at least one (1) of the following certifications: CompTIA Security+, GIAC GSEC, or Certified Ethical Hacker certification. Applicants admitted with Provisional Admission will need to complete two core courses with at least a B or better in each course. Advanced Special Student Admission: applicants with a bachelor’s degree in other fields of study with a minimum 3.0 GPA, one of the above mentioned certifications, and 2+ years work experience in Information Technology or other closely related field. To qualify for this admission, applicants must submit a detailed description of their technical work experience as a personal statement attached to the Applicant Supplement Form (ASF). Applicants admitted as Advanced Special... [-]

Master of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA College Park

Master of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering [+]

Admission Requirements: Full admission as a degree seeking student requires the following prerequisites: A bachelor's degree, GPA of 3.0 or better, in engineering; Computer, Electrical, from an accredited institution. Courses in mathematics (Calculus I, II, III, & Differential Equations) are required to be considered for admission. Specific prerequisite requirements for specialization: Communications & Signal Processing: ENEE 204 OR 205, ENEE 322, 324, ENEE 420 & 425 Computer Engineering: ENEE 150, ENEE 244, ENEE 350, ENEE 440 & 446 Completed applications are reviewed and considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. [-]

Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years September 2017 USA College Park + 1 more

The graduate program in Environmental Engineering provides a core background in water chemistry, environmental biology, and process dynamics. Advanced course work in water and wastewater treatment, bioremediation, pollutants and risk, ground and surface water hydrology, and air pollution is available in Civil Engineering and other allied departments. [+]

The graduate program in Environmental Engineering provides a core background in water chemistry, environmental biology, and process dynamics. Advanced course work in water and wastewater treatment, bioremediation, pollutants and risk, ground and surface water hydrology, and air pollution is available in Civil Engineering and other allied departments. Environmental Engineering Research Original research is a primary component of a graduate program. Current fundamental environmental research will serve as the basis for solving the problems faced by future generations. Practical engineering research is necessary to solve current environmental problems. The following are some of the research topics that Environmental Engineering students and faculty have explored in the last few years: Airborne Transport of Pesticides Biological Nutrient Removal Bioremediation of Subsurface Contaminants Fate of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Wastewater Treatment Grass Swales for Treatment of Roadway Runoff Pathogen Fate and Treatment in Bioretention Suspended Solids Capture and Accumulation in Bioretention Dissolution of Nonaqueous Phase Contaminants Environmental Engineering research is conducted in four very well equipped, air-conditioned laboratories totaling approximately 3000 square feet. Recent Thesis and Dissertation Titles Characterization and Mobilization of Arsenic in Various Contaminated Materials Design and Construction of Low Power, Portable Photocatalytic Water Treatment Unit using Light Emitting Diode Effect of Terminal Electron Accepting Processes on Acetate Thresholds in Contaminated Sediments The Fate and Behavior of Octyl- and Nonylphenol Ethoxylates and Their Derivatives in Three American Wastewater Treatment Plants and The Back River, Maryland A Field Demonstration of a Quantitative Framework for Defining the Limits on In Situ Bioremediation Field Evaluation... [-]

Master of Engineering in Fire Protection Engineering

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA College Park

The University of Maryland offers a Master of Engineering and Graduate Certificate in Engineering in Fire Protection Engineering via both on-campus and distance programs. While some students take courses via both modes, most students select to take courses either on campus or via the distance option. This page addresses the courses and requirements for students enrolled in the on-campus classes. [+]

The University of Maryland offers a Master of Engineering and Graduate Certificate in Engineering in Fire Protection Engineering via both on-campus and distance programs. While some students take courses via both modes, most students select to take courses either on campus or via the distance option. This page addresses the courses and requirements for students enrolled in the on-campus classes. Any students interested in the distance option should go to the FPE Online page. Students interested in taking courses through a mixture of the options should contact the advisor for the program, Dr. James Milke. Full admission as a degree seeking student requires: A bachelor’s degree, GPA of 3.0 or better, in engineering or a related field from an accredited institution Courses in structural mechanics*, differential equations, fluid mechanics and heat transfer Further admissions requirements. [-]

Master of Engineering in Material Science & Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years September 2017 USA College Park + 1 more

If you are interested in a career in Materials Science and Engineering or want to learn more about this exciting field at the graduate level, you have come to the right place! [+]

If you are interested in a career in Materials Science and Engineering or want to learn more about this exciting field at the graduate level, you have come to the right place! Our Doctoral and Masters degree programs in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE, MatSci) encompasses advanced education in the entire spectrum of the field of materials: organics, semiconductors, ceramics, metals and composites. Materials are everywhere! The technology revolution of the 21st century is based on products made from new materials. There are three basic elements of the field that come to play on the development of the graduate MSE student: Processing and synthesis: This is the key to the question that must be answered. How can I produce this product? Structure and Properties: This is the key to the question of characterizing the materials, and from which to understand the state or condition of the material. Characterizing a material involves the understanding of the ways a materials is configured from atomic to macroscale. These arrangements are correlated with processing and coupled strongly with material properties. Performance: The composite of structure, properties and processing is integrated into how the product performs. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Maryland offers more than 40 graduate courses in order to assist in the intellectual development of the graduate MSE student. We are continuously improving our course materials in order to keep it relevant and in order to allow the student to make a significant career impact upon graduation.... [-]

Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA College Park

Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering [+]

Admission Requirements: Full admission as a degree seeking student requires the following prerequisites: A bachelor's degree, GPA of 3.0 or better, in engineering; Civil and Environmental, Mechanical, Chemical and Biomolecular, from an accredited institution. Courses in mathematics (Calculus I, II, III, & Differential Equations), and Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer are required to be considered for admission. Additional specific prerequisite requirement for specialization : General Mechanical: Strength of Materials/Structural Mechanics [-]

Master of Engineering in Project Management

Online & Campus Combined Full time September 2017 USA College Park

Master of Engineering in Project Management [+]

Full admission as a degree seeking student requires: A bachelor’s degree, GPA of 3.0 or better, in engineering or a related field from an accredited institution Courses in mathematics (Calculus I, II, III, Differential Equations and/or one course in Statistics - see ENCE 302) are required to be considered for application [-]

Master of Engineering in Reliability Engineering

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time September 2017 USA College Park

Master of Engineering in Reliability [+]

Admission Requirements: Full admission as a degree seeking student requires the following prerequisites: 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. Further admissions requirements. Completed applications are reviewed and considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. [-]

Master of Engineering in Robotics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA College Park

For Master of Engineering students there are four prescribed areas of concentration within the Robotics curriculum. In consultation with the academic advisor, students should choose electives from these areas to make a well-structured academic program. [+]

Admissions Requirements Full admission as a degree seeking student requires the following prerequisites: A bachelor's degree, GPA of 3.0 or better, in engineering; Aerospace, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, and Mechanical from an accredited institution. Courses in mathematics (Calculus I, II, III, & Differential Equations) are required to be considered for admission. Three letters of recommendation for the Master's degree. For Master of Engineering students there are four prescribed areas of concentration within the Robotics curriculum. In consultation with the academic advisor, students should choose electives from these areas to make a well-structured academic program. Please note that special topics courses may also be available in some semesters and students should talk to their academic advisor if interested in one of these new courses. Maryland Robotics Center An interdisciplinary research center housed in the Institute for Systems Research. The mission of the center is to advance robotic systems, underlying component technologies, and applications of robotics through research and educational programs that are interdisciplinary in nature and based on a systems approach. The center's research activities include all aspects of robotics including development of component technologies (e.g., sensors, actuators, structures, and communication), novel robotic platforms, and intelligence and autonomy for robotic systems. Research projects in the center are supported by the major federal funding agencies including NSF, ARO, ARL, ONR, AFOSR, NIH, DARPA, NASA, and NIST. [-]

Master of Engineering in Software Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA College Park

Master of Engineering in Software Engineering [+]

Admission Requirements: Full admission as a degree seeking student requires the following prerequisites: A bachelor's degree, GPA of 3.0 or better, in engineering (computer/electrical), computer science, mathematics, or applied mathematics, or a closely related field from an accredited institution. Courses in mathematics (Calculus I, II) and at least one (1) programming language course are required to be considered for admission. Further admissions requirements. Completed applications are reviewed and considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. [-]

Master of Engineering in Sustainable Energy Engineering

Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 - 3  September 2017 USA College Park

Master of Engineering in Sustainable Energy Engineering [+]

Admission Requirements: Full admission as a degree seeking student requires the following prerequisites: A bachelor's degree, GPA of 3.0 or better, in engineering; Civil and Environmental, Mechanical, Chemical and Biomolecular, from an accredited institution. Courses in mathematics (Calculus I, II, III, & Differential Equations), and Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer are required to be considered for admission. Completed applications are reviewed and considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. [-]

Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years Open Enrollment USA College Park + 1 more

This option, offered by the Institute for Systems Research, requires the completion of all six courses from the systems engineering core and four electives. [+]

This option, offered by the Institute for Systems Research, requires the completion of all six courses from the systems engineering core and four electives. Admission Requirements:
 Full admission as a degree seeking student requires the following prerequisites: 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. Further admissions requirements. Completed applications are reviewed and considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. [-]

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University of Maryland, A. James Clark School of Engineering

Address University of Maryland Office of Advanced Engineering Education 2105 JM Patterson Bldg University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742
College Park, Maryland, USA
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