Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

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Accelerate your career and earning potential with a professional graduate degree from Cornell. The M.Eng. is designed to prepare students for the professional arena through two- and three-semester experiences that offer: (1) world-class coursework in advanced engineering methods, (2) opportunities to synthesize and apply that knowledge through real-world project experiences, and (3) professional development activities that connect students with each other, with alumni, and with potential employers.

All M.Eng. degree programs share these five Learning Outcomes:

  1. Mastery and Application of Core Disciplinary Knowledge
  2. Problem Formulation and Organization, and Planning of the Solution Process
  3. Collaborative Problem Solving and Issue Resolution
  4. Communication of Knowledge, Ideas, and Decision Justification
  5. Self-Directed Learning and Professional Development

Additional degree options:

Cornell M.Eng. Experience

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The Cornell M.Eng. experience immerses students in an environment where they are surrounded by excellence and trained to have an impact in industry. The one-year, 30 credit professional degree is embedded with practical experience, professional development, and project-based coursework.

M.Eng. students work together


M.Eng. graduates employed within six months of graduation


expected boost in starting salary over undergraduate degrees


average U.S. salary reported by M.Eng. graduates

Top 3 reasons students choose Cornell M.Eng.:

  • Reputation
  • Enhanced career opportunities
  • Specialization options

According to employers, Cornell M.Eng. graduates are:

  • Promoted faster
  • Able to take on more responsibility
  • Skillful in applying new knowledge to their jobs

Dedicated career support is available to all M.Eng. Students.

Top M.Eng. Employers:

  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • American Express
  • Apple
  • ASML
  • Axtria
  • BAE Systems
  • Bloomberg
  • Boeing
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Capital One
  • Citi
  • Deloitte
  • Epic Systems
  • EY
  • Facebook
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • Huawei
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Johns Hopkins
    Applied Physics Lab
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Microsoft
  • Morgan Stanley
  • National One
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Oracle
  • PwC
  • Raytheon
  • Sandia National Labs
  • SpaceX
  • Uber

M.Eng. Program Support Office

The M.Eng. Program Support Office is comprised of a dedicated team working to ensure the success of all M.Eng. students.

Yong Joo, Jennifer Micale, Jennifer Mimno, and Gibran el-Sulayman

Yong Joo

Senior Associate Dean of the
Master of Engineering Programs

Jennifer Micale

M.Eng. Career Services Manager

Jennifer Mimno

M.Eng. Accreditation and
Recruitment Coordinator

Gibran el-Sulayman

M.Eng. Programs Assistant

Student studying on campus

M.Eng. Students

Staff smile together in front of Duffield Hall

Kathryn Caggiano

Associate Dean of the Master of Engineering Programs

Jennifer Micale

Director, M.Eng. Programs Support Services Office

Jennifer Mimno

Director for M.Eng. Programs Admissions and Recruitment

Gibran el-Sulayman

M.Eng. Programs Assistant

Heidi Morton

M.Eng. Career Coordinator



Admissions for M.Eng. Students

M.Eng. Student Ambassadors

M.Eng. Ambassadors are available to answer non-application questions about why they chose Cornell, what classes they are taking, their M.Eng. project, their job search process, how they like Cornell and Ithaca, and related non-application questions. Admissions-related questions (such as acceptance criteria, application, etc.) should be directed to the appropriate staff of each M.Eng. program. Student Ambassadors are only available for email correspondence between September 1 and May 20 each year.

M.Eng. Student Ambassador Contact Form

Additional Resources

Cornell Engineering Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Student Resources (PDF)