Jumpstart your professional career in the built environment

The University of Notre Dame Master of Engineering (MEng) program helps prepare future leaders in the built environment in structural, environmental, and construction engineering and management. Jumpstart your professional career by pursuing a fast-track, 9-month masters degree!

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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 concentrations are available in:

  • Structural Engineering
  • Construction Engineering & Management
  • Environmental Engineering – Water Quality, Treatment, and Recovery
  • Environmental Engineering – Hydraulics and Modeling

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!

The Notre Dame MEng difference

  • PE/SE 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 (for students with relevant undergraduate coursework and/or professional backgrounds)
  • 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

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

Costs and financial assistance

Notre Dame’s full-charge graduate tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year is projected to be $62,502. Health insurance coverage is mandatory, and a Fall-Spring insurance fee 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 range from $16,000 to $20,000 in benefits. Tutorial assistant work opportunities also may be available. Please contact the Program Director for details.

Program Details and Apply

Questions about the application process

Learn more about our program in the Graduate Student Handbook.

Valerie McCance
Academic Program Administrator, Graduate Studies

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