University of Dayton
Academic Catalog 2013-14


Tony E. Saliba, Dean

The Master of Science in engineering allows flexibility for general or specialized program construction according to the needs of the individual student in conformance with the requirements of the School of Engineering and the University of Dayton.

Master of Science in Engineering

The program of study leading to the Master of Science in engineering must include a minimum of 33 semester hours of the following:

Fifteen semester hours in a major area15
Fifteen semester hours of electives15
Three semester hours of research on an approved project3
Total Hours33


Sample Program

MS Engineering with concentration in Human Factors Engineering
ENM 515Human Factors Engr3
ENM 532Cognitive Sys Engr3
MSC 573Simulatn/Human Perf3
PSY 531Hum Factrs-Sys Devlp3
PSY 533Engr Psychology3
PSY 535Ergonomics3
Six semester hours in statistics and experimental design6
A thesis and non-thesis option are available. Students choosing the thesis option will complete six semester hours of thesis and 6 semester hours of electives. Students choosing the non-thesis option will complete nine semester hours of electives and a three semester hour capstone project. 12
Total Hours36


See also Master's Degree Requirements in School of Engineering section in the bulletin and consult with the director of the Master of Science in engineering program.


EGR 590. Selected Readings. 1-6 Hours

Directed readings on an interdisciplinary engineering topic approved by the student's academic advisor and the department chair. May be repeated. Possible topics include: (a) Research Ethics, (b) Engineering Innovation, (c) Entrepreneurship, or (d) Multidisciplinary Design. Prerequisite(s): Variable.