Master of Engineering

The Master of Engineering Program is a graduate degree program that targets engineers currently employed in industry. The objective of this program is to provide engineers in industry with technical as well as business, management, and teamwork skills. The program differs from a traditional Master of Science degree in engineering by combining core courses that focus on the engineering-business environment and technical elective courses that concentrate on contemporary industrial practice rather than on research.

The Master of Engineering Program prepares students to enhance their role as corporate leaders and provides an environment in which practicing engineering professionals can address the increasingly wide range of technical, management, financial and interpersonal skills demanded by an ever-expanding and diverse global industry base.

The Master of Engineering Program requires 30 credit hours of coursework that include 18 credit hours of online core courses and 12 credit hours of technical electives, taken either online or on-campus, that are chosen from focus areas (see below). It is possible to complete the Master of Engineering degree program within a two-year (six semester), part-time, program of study, although most students choose to complete the program over a seven to nine semester period.

The program is composed of online and traditional on-campus classes, with core courses aimed at equipping participants with knowledge on how engineering is practiced in contemporary industry, and technical electives that provide depth in a chosen specialty area. All core courses are provided in an exclusively online format.  The technical elective sequences for Applied Data Science (ADS), Biomedical Engineering (EBME), Engineering Innovation, Management and Leadership (EIML), Mechanical Engineering (EMAE) and Systems & Control Engineering (SCS) are also in an online format.  Other technical elective courses are held on campus in the late afternoon or evening hours, and in an online distance-learning format to minimize disruption at the workplace and home. Because the program makes extensive use of computers, participants need to have access to computer facilities.

For more details about the exclusively online Master of Engineering degree program, visit  

For local students wanting to take on-campus technical electives, please contact the Program Director, Sunniva Collins ( 


The program consists of a set of six core courses and a four-course technical elective sequence (a total of 30 credit hours are required). The core courses provide a common base of study and experience with problems, issues, and challenges in the engineering business environment. The technical elective sequence provides an opportunity to update disciplinary engineering skills and to broaden interdisciplinary skills. Up to six transfer credits may be approved for graduate-level courses taken at Case Western Reserve or another accredited university.

Core Courses

EPOM 400Leadership and Interpersonal Skills3
EPOM 401Introduction to Business for Engineers3
EPOM 403Product and Process Design and Implementation3
EPOM 405Applied Engineering Statistics3
EPOM 407Engineering Economics and Financial Analysis3
EPOM 409Master of Engineering Capstone Project3
Total Units18

Technical Electives

Four courses are chosen from concentration areas. 

Concentration in Biomedical Engineering

EBME 401DBiomedical Instrumentation and Signal Processing3
EBME 406Polymers in Medicine3
EBME 410Medical Imaging Fundamentals3
EBME 421Bioelectric Phenomena3
EBME 432Quantitative Analysis of Physiological Systems3
EBME 440Translational Research for Biomedical Engineers3
EBME 451Molecular and Cellular Physiology3
EBME 471Principles of Medical Device Design and Innovation3

Concentration in Engineering, Innovation Management & Leadership

EPOM 410Intellectual Property Management and Opportunity Assessment3
EPOM 411Innovation - the Confluence of Need, Requirements and Creativity3
EPOM 412Technology Transfer and Collaboration3
EPOM 413Innovation, Strategy & Leadership: Contemporary Approach to Future Growth3

Concentration in Mechanical Engineering

EMAE 450Advanced Mechanical Engineering Analysis3
EMAE 456Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems in Biology and Medicine (BioMEMS)3
EMAE 460Theory and Design of Fluid Power Machinery3
EMAE 480Fatigue of Materials3
EMAE 481Advanced Dynamics I3
EMAE 487Vibration Problems in Engineering3
EMAE 494Energy Systems3

Concentration in Systems & Control Engineering

ECSE 401Digital Signal Processing3
ECSE 404Digital Control Systems3
ECSE 408Introduction to Linear Systems3
ECSE 416Convex Optimization for Engineering3
ECSE 468Power System Analysis I3