The Master of Engineering (MEng) is a professional degree program intended for those who have a Bachelors degree or equivalent in an engineering or closely related science field from a college or university of recognized standing. Students in the MEng program must have a Biological and Environmental Engineering (BEE) faculty advisor who is a member of the BEE graduate field and the Engineering College, and they must satisfactorily complete a curriculum approved by that advisor which meets the degree requirements of the program.
Cornell students who are within one to eight credits of completing their engineering baccalaureate degree may apply to the MEng program as “early admit students”. The early admit application must be made in the semester prior to the last undergraduate term and, if admitted, the student must submit an intended set of master of engineering courses approved by their MEng advisor prior to the start of their studies. Early admit students complete their Bachelors degree and spend at least one full-time semester enrolled in the graduate school prior to the conferral of their MEng Degree. Early admit students are classified as undergraduate students and pay undergraduate tuition during the early admit semester.
All MEng students must register for a minimum of one semester in the graduate school. Graduate tuition rates are usually announced in January of each year.