Master of Engineering (MEng)

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Jumpstart your professional career

Jumpstart your professional career by pursuing a fast-track, 9-month Master of Engineering (MEng) degree at the University of Notre Dame!

Our world-class, professionally licensed faculty are dedicated to your success and to strengthening your skills at all levels.

Practice-oriented curriculum options feature extensive opportunities to network with industry.

Specialized track options are offered in:

  • Structural Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Enviro/Eco/Humanitarian Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering

Your MEng degree will connect you with the prestige, pride, and passion of Notre Dame’s global alumni family.

We’re ready to help you plan your next steps to achieve engineering excellence and leadership opportunities!

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Financial assistance

Significant tuition reductions are available for merit and need-based scholarships. Current support levels are in the $25,000 – $30,000 range.

Admission requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in any field of engineering or physical sciences.
  • At least three letters of recommendation.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Essay (1,000 words) regarding your ‘Personal motivation to pursue a professional engineering career
  • Self-identification of degree choice for M.Eng. STR or ENV concentration area.

The GRE is not required. International students are required to submit the scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with their applications.


Fall: December 11 (early admission) and May 28 (extended admission).


A personal interview or visit is often helpful to the admission process. To schedule a zoom interview, or for answers to questions about the program or the application process, please contact:

Jim Alleman
Program Director, Master of Engineering
176 Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering

Consuelo Antonio
Program Coordinator, Master of Engineering
160 Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering

Frequently Asked Questions

Why MEng at Notre Dame?

Many engineering companies increasingly are seeking to hire engineers with professionally focused master’s degrees. Notre Dame’s Master of Engineering (MEng) degree is designed to provide advanced training that advances career goals and success.

How is the MEng degree different from a traditional Master of Science (M.S.) degree?

An MEng degree offers a practice-oriented education, while an M.S. degree involves a far higher level of research-related work. A Notre Dame MEng degree is 100 percent focused on professional engineering knowledge and skill.

What are the benefits of the MEng degree?

You’ll complete your degree in just 9 months (compared to 1.5 to 2 years for an M.S. degree).

Working with faculty who have significant real-world and global experience as licensed professional engineers, you’ll explore a curriculum featuring leading issues such as: soil-structure interaction, masonry and lightweight structural design, geo-structural design, geo-environmental systems, and water reuse.

You’ll be well positioned for the job market and expected to secure accelerated career advancement benefits, including higher salaries and with a more diverse range of professional options.

Are scholarships available for the MEng degree?

Yes. Merit- and need-based scholarships are available. Please contact the Program Director for details.

What are the financial cost and benefits implications with an MEng degree?

The tuition expense incurred for the MEng degree is expected to be offset by future salary and career advancement benefits, as well as by faster career entry than with an M.S. degree.