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M.Eng

M.Eng Overview

Are you a confident, skilled problem solver that enjoys working in a competitive, collaborative environment? Do you see things differently and enjoy challenging conventional thought? Want to go far above the competition in just a year and earn a significantly higher starting salary than a B.S. degree alone? You belong at Cornell ECE.

Our Electrical and Computer Engineering Masters of Engineering degree program gives you more flexibility than in most other fields, combining a personalized, but rigorous course load with the freedom to pursue your individual interests through interdisciplinary research.

At Cornell ECE, you can tackle endless real-world problems, driving the leading edge of existing and emerging technologies, research that pushes the very edge of new, applying theories to immediate problems.

At Cornell ECE you will:

  • Gain access to some of the world’s finest faculty, pioneers and global leaders in their fields who are committed to supporting students and encourage independent thinking.

  • Develop leadership skills in an environment where challenges demand collaborative teamwork, critical thinking, and effective communication.

  • Be part of a vibrant, warm, and multicultural graduate community while you learn new, interesting, and useful things and gain the skills you need to tackle some of the world’s most important problems and improve the quality of life on our planet.

  • Push the limits of imagination through your professional design project in an unparalleled variety of fields, a project that will help open doors to your future career.

  • Enjoy easy access to faculty, warm friendships, a diverse community, and a culture of collaboration, inquiry, and inspiration from the vast opportunities available in our active and dynamic university environment.

  • Benefit from having Cornell’s worldwide reputation, top rankings, and Ivy League prestige attached to your name. After graduation, you will belong to an expansive network of esteemed Cornell alumni, with alumni clubs, organizations such as Cornell Entrepreneur Network, and a wide array of programs and services offered to graduates.

  • Command a higher starting salary, about 48 percent more than the national average for an ECE bachelor's degree. Payback on investment is relatively short, and financial benefits will compound throughout your career.

Whether you want to work in power and energy, bioelectrical engineering, computer architecture, imaging, nanotechnology, photonics, neuroscience, computing, or just want to explore what’s out there for you to discover and have an impact on the world, an M.Eng degree from Cornell ECE will empower you to reach your goals and your potential.

Earn all of this in just one year with an M.Eng degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University! Learn more here.


Did you know?

Hwa C. Torng’s, ‘60, research was the benchmark for Intel’s Pentium chips which enabled processors to read, evaluate, and execute instructions.