Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

The mission of the Walla Walla University Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) program is to develop competent and compassionate engineering professionals who lead with integrity at the forefront of their fields.

Program overview:

  • One-year program.
  • Expand your technical knowledge, extend your expertise into another engineering discipline, and prepare for engineering business and project management through coursework in three main areas:
    • Engineering specialty.
    • Research and design theory.
    • Project management and decision making.
  • Customize coursework to your professional goals and enjoy more than 30 elective courses.
  • Accessible to working professionals.

Students in the M.Eng. program will benefit from the 75 years of excellence in engineering instruction at the Edward F. Cross School of Engineering. This program is built on the WWU bachelor of engineering program, which has been continually accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for 50 years.


  • Designed to expand students' engineering knowledge and project experience.
  • Open to candidates with strong math and science backgrounds or willing to take pre-req courses.
  • Take classes in 3 core areas: Engineering Specialty, Research & Design, and Project Management.

Length: 1 year if pre-reqs are met

Application deadline: Limited to 15 students, apply today to secure a spot. First cohort starts Fall 2023. August 15 is priority deadline.


Admissions requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited program
  • A minimum of 3.0 undergraduate GPA or other success indicators
  • An introductory programming course
  • A full year of biology, chemistry, or calculus-based physics
  • Ordinary differential equations
  • A demonstrated ability to work individually and collaboratively on a major project

Master of Engineering Project Summary
Planning, executing, and reporting design or research projects is a cornerstone of Walla Walla University’s Master of Engineering program. To establish the likelihood of the applicant’s success in the program, a summary of a completed research or design project in which the applicant was a major contributor should be submitted. The summary should contain five elements.

  1. A description of the problem motivating project work
  2. An outline of the methods used for the problem solution
  3. A list of solutions considered and constraints for identifying the best solution
  4. Citations and bibliography (Chicago Author-Date style) of key literature references
  5. A clear statement of the applicant’s personal contribution to the project

The project summary should be 500 words not including the bibliography with no more than five references. Submit either a Microsoft Word or PDF file.

Program Delivery. The M.Eng. degree requires in-person course interaction. Logistically, program completion requires four quarters. Some courses may require attendance on campus only one day per week or one-week immersive experiences to allow working professionals flexibility of attendance. Enrolled students working full-time should consider a minimum of 6 quarters to complete the degree and arrange schedules for study days or study weeks at the university as needed.