The principle difference between the Master of Engineering and the Master of Science degrees is that the Master of Engineering degree does not require a residency on campus. It is intended to meet the needs of those practicing engineers who are working full time outside the University.
It also allows participants to pursue an integrated program of studies by specializing in one engineering discipline and selecting courses from other engineering fields and business subjects related to the individual student's professional work.
A successful program to meet these needs requires greater flexibility in operation than is normally possible or intended under the Master of Science degree program.
The program is offered both on campus and with distance education through the Graduate School. For more information, please visit the Graduate School's distance education website. If you have questions, please contact them at CUGrad@colorado.edu or 303.492.6331.