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Engineering Degree Programs

Graduate Programs

**Application fees will be waived for all Vanderbilt School of Engineering Ph.D. applications for admission in Summer/Fall 2024 and Spring 2025. Full refunds will be issued to those who already paid the fee. Also note that GRE scores are not required for these programs.**

Research-oriented  Master of Science (M.S.)  and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)  degrees are offered through the Graduate School and hosted by the academic departments of the School of Engineering. Cross-disciplinary research areas of expertise can be found here.

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree is an advanced professional degree awarded by the School of Engineering and especially designed for engineering practitioners who may prefer to work while doing professional study. It is also suitable for individuals who apply directly from undergraduate school -- but the thrust of the program is toward professional practice in engineering rather than research or teaching. Master of Engineering degrees are available in the following disciplines:

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Nontraditional Academic Programs for Professionals

In partnership between the Owen Graduate School of Management and the School of Engineering, on-campus and online boot camps are offered in a variety of topics related to the high-tech demands of today's workplace including coding, data analytics, cybersecurity and fintech. These part-time and full-time programs are aimed at educating and retooling Nashville's workforce. They are particularly designed for those wishing to expand their skill set and increase employability, whether one desires growth within their company or is seeking a career change entirely.

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 Departments and Programs

A full list of all engineering degrees offered by Vanderbilt is below:

Biomedical Engineering (Dept.)

          B.E., M.S., Ph.D. in biomedical engineering

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Dept.)

          B.E., M.Eng., M.S., Ph.D. in chemical engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering (Dept.)

          B.E., M.Eng., M.S., Ph.D. in civil engineering
          M.Eng. in civil engineering (construction management)
          M.Eng., M.S., Ph.D. in environmental engineering

Computer Science (Dept.)

          B.S., M.S., Ph.D. in computer science
          M.S. in computer science (online)

Electrical and Computer Engineering (Dept.)

          B.E. in electrical and computer engineering
          M.S., Ph.D. in electrical engineering

General Engineering (Division)

          B.S. in engineering science 

Mechanical Engineering (Dept.)

          B.E., M.Eng., M.S., Ph.D. in mechanical engineering

Cyber-Physical Systems (Graduate Program)

          M.Eng. in cyber-physical systems

Engineering Management (Online Graduate Program)

          M.Eng. in engineering management

Interdisciplinary Materials Science (Graduate Program)

          M.S., Ph.D. in materials science

Risk, Reliability, and Resilience Engineering (Graduate Program)

          M.Eng. in risk, reliability, and resilience engineering

Surgery and Intervention (Graduate Program)

           M.Eng. in surgery and intervention

Bachelor of engineering degree programs in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The bachelor of science degree in computer science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, The accredited program in computer science is the primary major administered by the School of Engineering. Computer science added as a second major by students outside the School of Engineering is not an accredited program.