Master of Engineering

Inside Look: What it's like to earn a Master of Engineering (M.Eng) in materials science and engineering at Cornell



The Cornell MSE Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) program is a professionally oriented degree program designed to give students a competitive advantage in the workplace. Since “everything is made of something,” Cornell M.Eng. graduates can be found in almost every field related to the physical sciences and engineering. Many students leverage the advanced problem solving skills developed in this program to pursue leadership careers in business, technology management, or governance. Cornell is one of only a few institutions in the U.S. to offer this type of program.

Cornell MSE M.Eng. graduates are leaders in entrepreneurship, industry, government, and non-profits who typically join the professional ranks with higher starting salaries and advanced levels of responsibility, compared to those entering with bachelor’s degrees.

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Orientation Week

Our new student MSE MEng Orientation program, organized the week before fall classes begin, is designed to help you navigate your transition to the Cornell MSE MEng program. During this week there are leadership activities, an etiquette lunch, team-building activities, Resume/Cover letter workshops as well as other activities. 

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