A Master’s degree is a second-cycle academic degree awarded by universities upon completion of a course of study demonstrating mastery or a high-order overview of a specific field of study or area of professional practice. A master’s degree normally requires previous study at the bachelor’s level, either as a separate degree or as part of an integrated course.
Within the area studied, master’s graduates are expected to possess advanced knowledge of a specialized body of theoretical and applied topics; high order skills in analysis, critical evaluation, or professional application; and the ability to solve complex problems and think rigorously and independently.
A Master of Engineering degree (abbreviated MEng. ,M.Eng. or M.E.) is an academic or professional master’s degree in the field of engineering.
In India, a Master of Engineering is a postgraduate program in engineering field. This is generally a 2-year (2.5 years for M.Sc.Eng.) specialization program in a specific branch of engineering or a technical field.
Students typically enter the M.Eng./M.E/M.Sc.Eng. /M.Sc.Tech. programs after completing a 4-year undergraduate program in engineering resulting in the award of a Bachelor of Engineering degree, or a 5-year program in Science or Applied Sciences resulting in the award of a Master of Science degree.
The M.Eng./M.E./M.Sc.Eng./M.Sc.Tech. programs in India are usually structured as an Engineering Research degree, lesser than Ph.D. and considered to be parallel to M.Phil. and M.Sc. degrees in Humanities and Science respectively. M.Eng. and M.Sc.Eng. programs in India were started by some well known institutions with the aim of producing Research Engineers who can also get the position of “Technologist” in the Industries and Research Institutes.
In electrical engineering, for example, areas of specialization might include: power systems, energy engineering, electrical machines, instrumentation and control, high voltage or power electronics.
Similarly for Electronics engineering , area of specialization may be Communication Systems, Embedded Systems, telecommunications, communication networks, signal processing, microelectronics etc.
The list of M.E. Degree Programmes –
- M.E. Biotechnology
- M.E. Chemical
- M.E. Civil (with specialization in Structural Engineering/Transportation Engineering/Infrastructure Engineering & Management)
- M.E. Communication Engineering
- M.E. Computer Science
- M.E. Design Engineering
- M.E. Embedded Systems
- M.E. Manufacturing Systems Engineering
- M.E. Mechanical
- M.E. Microelectronics
- M.E. Software Systems
- M. Pharm.
- M. Pharm.(with specialization in Pharmaceutical Chemistry/Pharmaceutics)
- M.E. Electrical (with specialization in Power Electronics and Drives)