Master of Science in Engineering Science
The MSES is designed to strengthen students' technical, analytical, and professional breadth and depth. All students receiving an MSES degree will complete a set of core courses that covers the broader subjects of research and analysis. Please visit the online Graduate Catalog for more detailed graduate information and a complete list of courses offered.
Program Learning Objectives:
- A broad understanding of problem-solving, design, and research skills necessary to operate in the interdisciplinary arena of engineering and computer science
- Sufficient depth in an area to be able to design increasingly complex systems or to pursue a more advanced degree
- Skills necessary to engage in lifelong careers as practicing professional engineers or computer scientists
Concentrations being offered include:
- Civil Engineering (Environmental and Structural)
- Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
- Mechanical Engineering
- Engineering Management
Pacific's master's degree program allows students to begin graduate course work during their senior year at Pacific, completing both degrees in a total of five years. For most students, undergraduate scholarships and other types of financial aid will continue through this fifth year of studies.
- Curriculum overview The MSES program has two degree options: thesis and non-thesis plans, each requiring a minimum number of 30 units. The thesis plan will require students to perform independent research and will culminate in the completion of a thesis based on the findings of the research. The thesis plan is intended for students who plan to pursue a career in research or plan to pursue a PhD. The non-thesis option allows students to complete a project, engage in directed experiential learning, or complete all their units through coursework.