Guidelines for MEng Program

UNH ECE M.Eng. Program Guidelines

November 29, 2016

Before coming to UNH:

  1. Submit your application to the UNH Graduate School.
  2. Note that the Accelerated Master’s program is available for UNH seniors. To qualify you must have a GPA of 3.2 at the time of application.
  3. Find source of full or partial funding. Note that TA and RA positions, scholarships, and tuition waivers are not available to MEng students, except by special permission from the ECE Graduate Committee. Also, note that students in the Accelerated Master’s program are not eligible for TA and RA positions, scholarships, and tuition waivers before receiving their BS degree.
  4. All transfers into the ECE MEng program from any of the other three ECE graduate programs will require approval by the ECE Graduate Committee through the existing petition process. If a student holding a TA or RA position in the ECE Department transfers into the ECE MEng program, they are required to relinquish that position.

Complete MEng ECE program

  1. You will be assigned a UNH ECE faculty advisor.
  2. With your advisor, identify courses that you wish to take.
  3. The graduation requirement for the ECE MEng degree is based on course credits and concluding experiences. Specifically, students must complete at least 30 credit hours of coursework, with at least 24 credits being earned in the ECE department or related technical disciplines (those disciplines will be determined by the student in conjunction with his/her adviser); of those 24 credit hours in the ECE department, at least 12 must be at the 900 level. Courses outside of the ECE department can be related to management and/or law (courses in financial management, organizational behavior, economics, accounting, intellectual property, etc.). The concluding experiences will be in the form of a technical paper and two oral technical presentations. The technical paper should be suitable for a conference publication or a technical presentation, and it will be reviewed, and approved, by the UNH ECE Graduate Committee. Technical presentations must be observed by a UNH ECE faculty member, and are typically about 20 minutes long. The presentation is approved by the faculty member who observed the presentation and by the UNH ECE Graduate Committee chair.

Rules for Accelerated Master’s program according to the UNH Graduate Course Catalog

Qualified senior students at the University of New Hampshire may be admitted to the Graduate School provided they have followed normal application procedures; they must have been admitted for the semester in which they wish to enroll in courses for graduate credit. A 3.20 cumulative grade-point average is normally required to be considered for admission to the accelerated master's program. 

Such seniors are normally admitted prior to the start of their last undergraduate semester, but may be eligible to apply for admission to the first semester of their senior year. Seniors who have been admitted under early admission may register for a maximum of 12 credits of graduate-level courses prior to completing their bachelor's degree. Such courses may upon recommendation of the department and approval of the Graduate School count toward both a bachelor's and master's degree.

When seniors admitted to the accelerated master's program have registered for graduate courses, they must maintain a grade-point average of 3.20, complete their undergraduate degree as planned, and pass graduate courses taken for credit with a grade of B- or better. If these conditions are not met, admission is withdrawn. 

Dual-credit forms must be completed and approved by the dean of the Graduate School at the beginning of the semester for which dual credit is sought.