U.S. Graduate Engineering Resources
Students pursuing a graduate program in engineering may earn a Master of Engineering (MEng), a one-year professional degree, a Master of Science (MS) in Engineering with either a thesis or non-thesis option, or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Engineering, typically a five-year program with thesis or dissertation. Graduate students choose among a variety of specializations within the field, such as aeronautical, agricultural, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, industrial, mechanical, petroleum, or software engineering. According to U.S. Department of Labor, the most popular fields include electrical, electronic, mechanical, and civil engineering. In recent years, students have increasingly pursued degrees in architectural, biomedical, and computer engineering.
With a degree in engineering, graduates primarily find professional opportunities in manufacturing industries and scientific and technical services. Many engineers also work in the construction, telecommunications, and sales industries.
If you are considering continuing your education in this field, you should become familiar with academic trends and current research developments in engineering. Read current literature and consider the existing research of professors to match your academic and career goals with the right institutions for you. EducationUSA centers provide advising services and a broad collection of materials to assist students searching for schools and financial aid. In addition to researching regionally accredited colleges and universities that offer engineering programs, prospective students, particularly at the graduate level, should identify academic programs with professional accreditation. The professional accrediting organization for the field of engineering is the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.