The Master of Engineering in Computer Science & Engineering (MEng CSE) degree program is specially tailored for individuals who plan to change careers and enter the CSE profession, for international students seeking to establish U.S. credentials in CSE, and for current CSE professionals who wish to advance their skills and education. A distinctive feature of the program is the ability to customize it to specific individual needs, and to combine the best of computer science and computer engineering education with pursuits in other fields, leading to a capstone project that brings together all of each student's ambitions, interests, and accomplishments in the program.
Thirty units of graduate credit, all of which must be taken for a grade, are required for the MEng CSE degree. A six-unit masters project (CSE 598) culminating in a successful project defense presentation, is required.
At least 15 of the remaining 24 units must be departmental courses at the 400-level or above, with at least nine of those CSE units at the 500-level. (Courses with an "N" designation do not count towards master's degrees in computer science and engineering.)
The additional nine units must be from Washington University courses at the 400-level or above that are approved by the department as being suitably technical and advanced for the MEng CSE degree, or that are already approved for a Master of Science in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis. Also, as described in the general information section of the Graduate Catalog, six units maximum can be transferred from another university, and none of the 30 units may be taken as independent study.