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Electrical and Computer Engineering M.Eng. (Ithaca)

Field of Study

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Program Description

The Master of Engineering (Electrical) program is open to students who hold a baccalaureate (or equivalent) in engineering or science. It is intended primarily for those who plan to practice engineering directly. The M.Eng. program is a thirty-credit program requiring an engineering design project rather than a research thesis. Additional information is available from the M.Eng. office.

Contact Information

Phone: 607 255-4304

223 Phillips Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-5401

Concentrations by Subject

  • computer engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • electrical systems
  • electrophysics


2018-2019: $54,584

Application Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadlines:

Jan. 15 ; no Spring admission

Requirements Summary:


  • all Graduate School Requirements, including the TOEFL Exam or IELTS Academic Exam for non-native English applicants 
  • two recommendations
  • GRE general test
  • TOEFL minimum scores of IBT Exam: Listening, 15; Writing, 20; Reading, 20; Speaking, 22

Learning Outcomes

The MEng degree at Cornell differs substantially from the MS and other primarily research degrees, being mostly regarded as a ‘professional masters’ program.  It has been the subject of two highly in-depth reports over the past decade which have looked extensively at every aspect of the degree program, many of these having very direct relevance to the current document.

In assembling the attached summaries of the 15 subject foci, it should be observed that each program has circulated drafts amongst their colleagues for approval, and each has agreed that over time they can gather the stated data for self-evaluation.  The express intent is not that each ‘outcome’ be assessed every year, but that each year one or more ‘outcomes’ will be investigated, the feedback from which can then be used to inform the conduct of the program.

Learn more about learning outcomes for the M.Eng degree.