Our curriculum is built on a core of four (4) technical courses. But unlike many other schools, you select these from a roster of core courses, choosing those that will best prepare you for your individual goals. A required one credit-hour course in professional development and practice helps to prepare you for the workplace. For electives, you can choose from courses within ECE, as well as hundreds of other engineering and technical courses all across campus, including business courses, that allow you to prepare for multiple areas of specialization - or create your own.
The centerpiece of the M.Eng. program is the professional project, in which you apply theory to a real problem, with the guidance from faculty, and often in collaboration with other students.
Cornell ECE MEng Program Info: Curriculum and Grading: 2-Semester / 1-Academic Year Plan - 2016-17 Academic Year
|No. of Courses
|4||14 - 16 Overall
7 - 8 Per Semester
Most ECE courses at the 4000 + level satisfy Core Course Requirements.
|1-2||3 - 8 Overall
1 - 4 Per Semester
Can be started in fall.
Students will be required to enroll in a Minimum of at least One (1) credit hour of the Design Project in the First Semester of full-time registration
|2-4||6 - 16 Overall
3 - 8 Per Semester
ECE courses at 4000+ level and selected courses from outside departments.
Liberal studies, etc., will not count any credit toward graduation, but students are not prohibited from taking them if time permits
|Courses students will take out of personal interest, but will not apply to the 30 credit hour total requirement for graduation|
FULL-TIME STUDENT STATUS
COURSE TYPE FALL SEMESTER SPRING SEMESTER
Credit Hours Credit Hours
CORE COURSES 7 - 8 7 - 8
REQUIRED SEMINAR (ECE 5010) 1
DESIGN PROJECT COURSE 1 - 4 2 - 4
TECH ELECTIVE / TECH ORIENTED 6 - 8 6 - 8
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS PER SEMESTER 15 - 21 15 - 20
Students enrolled in the ECE MEng Program are eligible to participate in our Internship Track
Students are responsible for finding an Internship on their own
Students who voluntarily extend their ECE MEng Degree Program for a Third Semester may participate in an Internship during the Summer Session between their Second and Third Semesters of Full-Time Enrollment
Students who opt for the more standard enrollment of One (1) Academic Year may be eligible to participate in an Internship during the Winter Session
All Students who participate in an Internship must enroll in ECE 4999 for One (1) Credit Hour for a Letter Grade in the next subsequent semester of Full-Time Enrollment status following the Internship
Students who do not participate in the Internship Track are not required to to complete an Internship or any of the associated requirements
Download ECE Core Course List – SP 17 – v2 (updated 10/19/2016)