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As the College of Engineering and Science of a comprehensive, urban, Catholic university, it is our mission to lead in the development of professional engineers, scientists and mathematicians who are uniquely capable and effective in their service to the greater Detroit area, the national and the world communities through the discovery, application and dissemination of knowledge.


The College of Engineering and Science offers graduate programs in engineering leading to the degrees of Master of Engineering, Master of Engineering Management and Doctor of Engineering. Applicants for admission to these degree programs must hold an accredited engineering degree and have maintained an overall undergraduate grade point average of B or better (3.0 on a 4.0 scale). The College also admits applicants with science degrees upon conditions determined by the College’s Graduate Council.

Master of Engineering

The College's engineering departments offer eight concentrations within the Master of Engineering programs:

Civil and Environmental Engineering with concentrations in:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering with concentrations in:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Signals and Systems

Mechanical Engineering with concentrations in:

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Thermal Systems

Each engineering concentration sets minimum course requirements. A student may augment a concentration with courses up to six credit hours in mathematics and physical sciences upon approval of his/her department chair.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Engineering programs require a minimum of 30 to 33 credit hours, depending on the concentration. The minimum overall grade point average to graduate is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. A graduate student in engineering develops a written program of study in consultation with a faculty advisor. A minimum of 21 credit hours must be in graduate courses numbered 500 or above. Programs of study may require a thesis (six credits). A student submits the plan of study to the Engineering Graduate Council for approval before completing 12 credit hours. Prior to the Council’s approval of the complete plan of study, the department chair approves a student’s course selections. Complete details on concentrations and requirements appear under the specific engineering departments. If a student takes a course outside of the College, the inclusion of either the credit or quality points earned in the student’s program requires the prior written permission of the Dean or Dean’s representative.

Transfer Credit

Students without a previous graduate degree may transfer up to six credits from another graduate school or program. Students with a previous graduate degree may transfer credits as follows:

  • 9 credits if either graduate program is less than 36 credit hours;
  • 12 credit hours if both graduate programs are at least 36 credit hours.

In all cases, transfer of credit is granted only with the approval of the program director and the Dean after completing 12 credit hours at the University of Detroit Mercy with a minimum overall quality point average of 3.0.

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