Advance your post-graduate education – and your career – with a professional engineer degree in one of these areas of study.

The professional engineer degree advances the training and education received in a master's program and provides modern education for engineers who's engineering degrees are not current.

Stevens offers professional engineer degrees in the following areas: 

  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Computer Engineer
  • Computer Science Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer

For more information about professional engineer degree programs, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions.

How it Works

The professional engineer degree designates completion of a program of studies at the graduate level beyond the master's degree in scope, but with an overall objective. You will be required to apply the subject matter acquired in formal graduate courses to a problem more consistent with one they are likely to encounter as a practicing engineer. Work on this problem in the form of an independent project will constitute a substantial part of the overall program of study. Specifically, it may be a design project, a process evaluation, or an engineering feasibility study involving economic, social, and managerial aspects.  

Who Should Apply?

Entrance requirements include a master’s degree (or equivalent) and a number of years of industrial experience, as specified by the specific program. This is to be satisfied either before entering the program or during the course of the program.

The credit requirements are 30 credits beyond the master’s degree in a program approved by an advisory committee (three faculty members, preferably including one member not in the department, assigned to the students at the time of acceptance into the program). Of the 30 credits, a minimum of 8 and maximum of 15 credits will be given for the independent project. In addition, on being accepted into the program, you may be expected to complete a set of placement examinations in their chosen area of study for the purpose of constructing a suitable course of study.

The independent project must be approved by the advisory committee, defended publicly, bound according to specifications governing theses, and placed in the library. A time limit of six years is set for completion of the program.