Master's Degrees in Engineering and Computing

Miami University is a (Carnegie) comprehensive doctoral institution with high research activity, and attracts faculty who have a passion for advanced research and scholarship, as well as a commitment to teaching. The university selectively invests in excellent graduate programs.

The College of Engineering and Computing offers the following master’s degrees:

  • Bioinformatics concentration of computational science and engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Computer science
  • Electrical and computer systems concentration of computational science and engineering
  • Mechanical engineering concentration of computational science and engineering

Students may select either a research or project option, working closely with a professor.

Areas of Study and Research

Bioinformatics concentration of Computational Science and Engineering

Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field combining computer science, mathematics, and engineering to study biological data.  The focus is on developing methods for storing, retrieving, organizing and analyzing biological data.

Chemical Engineering

This area focuses on chemical and biological process industries, biomedical engineering, and the paper industry. The degree is applicable to students with backgrounds in chemical engineering, chemistry, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, and related fields.

Computer Science

The Master of Computer Science prepares students for careers in business, industry, or to pursue doctoral studies. The program offers students the choice of a research-based thesis or non-research tracks. Applicants should have a strong background in computing.

Electrical and Computer Systems concentration of Computational Science and Engineering

The Electrical and Computer Systems concentration of the Master of Science in Computational Science and Engineering is offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Your course of study includes completion of  computer programming, computer-based modeling, and electrical/computer engineering courses. You also conduct a research project with an electrical/computer engineering faculty member. This unique training prepares you for future engineering practice that requires engineers to master both electrical/computer engineering and computational methods. This master's program offers a research-based these option, and a course intensive, non-thesis option. We also offer a combined bachelor + master program. You can finish both degrees in as fast as 5 years!

Mechanical Engineering concentration of Computational Science and Engineering

This concentration is intended to meet the need of engineers who are well trained in the use of computational tools. It is suited for Individuals with a background in mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering or related areas such as physics. Your course of study includes advanced mechanics of materials, control of dynamics systems, and mechanical behavior of materials as well as a limited number of addition courses in science, mathematics, or engineering. Another requirement is the computational core. The courses within it develop competency in data structures and algorithms, simulation of physical and engineering systems, optimization, high performance computing, and numerical methods. We offer a research-based thesis option and a project-based non-thesis option.