Masters of Engineering

The Master of Engineering (MEng) degree program is our professional graduate program that consists of high level, fast paced coursework and significant engagement with a real world engineering projects, preparing our graduates for a professional career path, or further graduate studies at MIT or elsewhere. This 9 month program, with opportunities for individualized tracks in CEE – prepares our graduates for addressing significant challenges in the domains of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Summary of Requirements

The Master of Engineering degree is awarded to students who have satisfactorily completed a structured program of at least 90 units, consisting of 66 units graduate level subjects, and a 24 unit thesis approved by the department.

In one academic year, the students are required to take:

  • Four graduate subjects offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, totaling at least 48 units
  • Two elective subjects, possibly offered by other MIT departments, totaling at least 18 units
  • MEng Thesis, equivalent to 24 units

What do students do with their degree?

Graduates of the MEng Program go on to careers in as leaders in engineering firms, consultants and some pursue further graduate education.

Admission Requirements

Please visit the CEE admissions page for admission requirements.

Due to the heavy subject load, financial assistance in the form of research assistantships and teaching assistantships are not typically available for M.Eng. candidates.


Graduate Admissions
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 1-290
Cambridge, MA 02139

Faculty Leadership

Professor Elfatih Eltahir | Environmental Engineering Science

Professor John Ochsendorf | Structural Mechanics and Design