MEng Program Details


Notre Dame’s Master of Engineering (MEng) is designed to provide an advanced, practice-oriented education that will serve as a catalyst for your professional career and success.

The Notre Dame MEng program offers five curriculum track options:

  • Structural Engineering (StrE)
  • Construction Management Engineering (CM)
  • Environmental Engineering (EnvE)
  • Enviro-Humanitarian Engineering (EnvHE)
  • Water Resources Engineering (WatRE)

The Notre Dame difference

  • PE licensed, practice-oriented, globally savvy faculty
  • Significant opportunities for networking with practicing engineers
  • Low student-to-faculty ratio and small class size
  • Fast-paced, 2-semester, 30 credit program
  • Professionally focused, flexible curricula that can be tailored to you
  • Outstanding campus environment with access to a wide range of athletic, recreational, and extracurricular facilities and programs

MEng degree vs M.S. degree

  • An MEng degree offers a practice-oriented education, while an M.S. degree emphasizes research.
  • Notre Dame’s MEng degree can be completed in about half the time required for a typical M.S. degree.
  • The majority of MEng faculty are teaching professors whose primary responsibility involves teaching and mentoring students; faculty in M.S. programs are primarily focused on research.

Costs and financial assistance

Notre Dame’s full-charge graduate tuition for the 2022-2023 academic year is projected to be $58,662. Health insurance coverage is mandatory, and a fall-spring insurance fee of $1,729 is required for students who do not otherwise have coverage.

Both merit scholarships and need-based tuition reduction opportunities are available to MEng students. Current reduction levels of 40-50% of tuition represents between $24,000 to $30,000 in benefits. Tutorial assistant work opportunities also may be available. Please contact the Program Director for details.

Admission requirements

Entry to the MEng program requires an undergraduate degree in any field of engineering or physical sciences. Students must apply online.

The following materials are required:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Essay (approximately 1,000 words) regarding your personal motivation to pursue a professional engineering career
  • At least three letters of recommendation
  • Your choice of MEng specialty area (StrE, CM, EnvE, EnvHE, WatRE)

The GRE exam is not required.

International students are required to submit the scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

How to apply

Apply online through Notre Dame’s online graduate application.

Early admission applications should be submitted by December 16, 2022.

Extended applications are recommended prior to June 16, 2023.