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Online Master of Engineering Degree

The online Master of Engineering program from the Case School of Engineering offers a professional graduate engineering degree and an opportunity to broaden your understanding of the practice of engineering in today’s business environment. The program lets you experience a learning environment that addresses critical competencies needed to enhance technical skills, business acumen and personal effectiveness in the workplace.

This program places an emphasis on excellence—in education, in the CWRU faculty, in student support and quality of student colleagues. A Master of Engineering degree will help practicing engineers better prepare themselves for both technical and business challenges.

We are delighted to share a tuition reduction toward this degree for those who qualify. Visit our tuition page to learn more.

Course Organization

10 courses – 30 credit hours

  • Five core courses – 15 credit hours
  • Four technical concentration courses – 12 credit hours
  • One core capstone course – 3 credit hours
  • Master of Engineering project
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How is the Master of Engineering degree different from a Master of Science degree?

Case Western Reserve University’s Master of Engineering degree is practice-oriented, not research-oriented. As such, a thesis is not required for the Master of Engineering degree. Instead, you will complete a set of six core courses specifically designed to address the practice of engineering in today’s business environment. In addition, you will enhance your technical competence by selecting four elective courses in a chosen discipline of engineering.

Please fill out the form on this page and you will receive personal assistance to learn more about how you can apply to this program. An admissions outreach advisor will contact you to answer questions and introduce you to the application process.

Master of Engineering Concentrations

Mechanical Engineering

Fine-tune your skill in the design, development, testing and maintenance of mechanical systems.

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In this concentration, you’ll delve into topics including:

Advanced mechanics—The behavior of solids and fluids under different conditions and the analysis of complex mechanical systems.
Advanced materials—The properties and behavior of different types of materials, including metals, polymers, ceramics and composites.
Manufacturing and design—The study of advanced manufacturing techniques, such as computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), as well as the design and development of mechanical systems.
Thermodynamics—The principles of energy conversion and the behavior of gases, liquids and solids at different temperatures and pressures.
Robotics and control systems—The design, development and control of robotic systems and the development of algorithms and control systems for mechanical systems.
Sustainable engineering—Sustainable design and manufacturing practices and the development of renewable energy systems.

Graduate prepared to excel as an engineer, researcher, consultant or manager in fields including aerospace, automotive, energy, manufacturing and robotics, and more.

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Biomedical Engineering

Learn to solve healthcare-related problems by applying engineering principles and techniques.

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In this concentration, you’ll become fluent in topics including:

Biomechanics—The mechanics of the human body, including the forces acting on tissues and organs, and how they move and interact with each other.
Biomaterials—The properties and behavior of materials used in medical devices and implants.
Medical imaging—The principles and techniques used to generate images of the human body, such as X-rays, CT scans and MRI scans.
Biomedical instrumentation—The design and development of devices used to monitor and measure physiological signals, such as heart rate, blood pressure and brain activity.
Tissue engineering—The design and development of materials and techniques used to
regenerate or replace damaged or diseased tissues and organs.
Biomedical signal processing—The mathematical and computational techniques used to analyze and interpret the body’s signals, such as electrocardiograms, electromyograms and electroencephalograms.

Graduate prepared to succeed as an orthopedic bioengineer, rehabilitation engineer, quality engineer and more.

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Systems and Control Engineering

Gain the technical savvy and skills necessary to analyze, optimize, control and design the most complicated systems in the world.

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In this concentration, you’ll put your passion for technology, engineering, and automation to work every day, creating everything from robotic assembly line systems to systems for aircraft, automobiles, healthcare devices and much more. As you discover how technology affects medicine, business, law, social behavior, the arts and sciences and beyond, you’ll become more effective in your current job and open opportunities for career advancement.

Graduate prepared to succeed as a lead engineer, principal engineer, engineering manager and project manager in fields such as manufacturing, aerospace and aviation, and government and defense.

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Engineering Innovation, Management and Leadership

Prepare for leadership roles in engineering and technology companies.

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This concentration instills a unique combination of technical expertise, business acumen and leadership skills that can help you succeed in a rapidly changing technological landscape. You’ll combine your engineering, business and management acumen with new fluency in strategic planning, project management and leadership. You’ll graduate with strengthened ability to lead technical teams, and with heightened skills in intercultural competence and innovation management within the engineering profession.

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Message from the Program Director

Sunniva Collins

Sunniva R. Collins, Ph.D., FASM
Professor and Associate Chair

“Welcome to the Master of Engineering online degree program.

We are excited to bring this degree to practicing engineers to broaden their technical understanding in a variety of fields of study while also providing a strong foundation in the business environment.

The program offers a wide selection of technical electives in four concentration areas to choose from, so we are confident that this program will be well suited to your needs. At Case Western Reserve, we provide an immersive and supportive educational environment, and we are looking forward to working with you to advance your career and meet your future goals.”

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Admissions Deadlines

Priority Deadline
June 24
Fall 2024 Term
Final Deadline
July 26
Fall 2024 Term
Start Date
August 26
Fall 2024 Term

Case Western Reserve University has engaged Everspring, a leading provider of education and technology services, to support select aspects of program delivery.