The Pre-Master's Program leads to specialized Master of Engineering degrees (30-33 Credits) in 6 core disciplines, taught at the Widener University School of Engineering
On successful completion of the Pre-Master's Program graduate pathway, international students can matriculate into a Widener University master's program in engineering that prepares students for leadership roles in industry, government, or engineering education.
Widener School of Engineering transforms engineers into technical specialists and skilled program managers in the following fields:
MEng Biomedical Engineering (33 credits; 30 with optional thesis)
Biomedical Engineering is a very diverse field covering work in systems ranging from medical devices to the design of artificial organs. The curriculum enhances a student's skills in both engineering and the life sciences, and produces high-quality, interdisciplinary engineers who are well-prepared for careers in industry. Widener School of Engineering research includes nanotechnology application for kidney dialysis, Alzheimer's detection and breast cancer therapeutics.
Employment opportunities exist in industry, hospitals, academic research institutes, teaching, national laboratories, and government regulatory agencies.
MEng Chemical Engineering (33 credits; 30 with optional thesis)
The chemical engineering graduate program offers advanced study, with core courses in thermodynamics, transport phenomena, reaction kinetics, and applied mathematics. The program focuses on proficiency in process analysis, synthesis, and design. An Environmental Engineering option or emphasis in biotechnology provide the background to apply advanced techniques to these important fields of professional activity for chemical engineers. A thesis option is provided for students pursuing a career in research and development
MEng Civil Engineering (33 credits; 30 with optional thesis)
The program provides a balance of traditional civil engineering with courses exploring innovative technologies currently evolving into specializations with significant professional activities. An Environmental Engineering option provides the background to apply advanced techniques to environmental problems - an important area of professional activity for civil engineers.
A flexible curriculum allows students to design a program of study tailored to individual career goals and to the demands of the ever-changing marketplace.
MEng Electrical Engineering (33 credits; 30 with optional thesis)
The electrical engineering program is designed to provide students with a choice of specialized fields of study. Electrical engineering students may choose electives in: modern communications; networking and mobile communications; hardware; or software. Students also take courses in engineering mathematics and technical communications.
MEng Engineering Management (33 credits)
The program is designed for engineers who have managerial positions or will be assuming managerial responsibilities. It combines advanced engineering study with an introduction to the principles and tools of management and decision making. An Environmental Engineering option is available for students who are interested in developing a background in this area, or who have responsibility for environmental matters in a professional capacity.
MEng Mechanical Engineering (33 credits, 30 with optional thesis)
The mechanical engineering program offers study in both traditional and emerging specialties. The curriculum provides maximum flexibility in the selection of courses according to each student's specific interests. The objective is to enhance professional skills through advanced technical courses that build upon a foundation of mathematical, experimental, and modern computational methods.