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Masters in Engineering

The Master of Science in Engineering is designed to develop a capability of applying advanced techniques to problem-solving in engineering. Core engineering courses coupled with courses in the selected disciplinary concentration provide both specialization and a broad fundamental knowledge of the selected engineering discipline.  Both thesis and non-thesis programs are available.

The goal of the UL Lafayette College of Engineering is to position all of its M.S. graduates to be capable of successfully obtaining their respective Professional Engineering License (PE) via first passing the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE).

Applicants must have either (1) an engineering degree from an ABET/EAC accredited program or (2) an engineering degree from a non-accredited engineering program or (3) a degree from a closely aligned, non-engineering major.  Non-engineering degreed applicants from calculus-based majors will be considered; however, in most cases, leveling undergraduate courses will be required to ensure that the student has an acceptable engineering knowledge base.  Which leveling courses are required will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

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Engineering Concentrations

There are no additional application materials required for the engineering concentrations. Applicants will only need to submit the general Graduate School Application Materials.

Chemical Engineering

All specialty aspects of chemical engineering which align with the UL Lafayette Department of Chemical Engineering faculty's areas of expertise can serve as potential specialization areas for both course selection and thesis topics.  Example areas of particular emphasis by the department include materials, bioprocessing, corrosion, catalysis, sensors, separations, environmental engineering, and chemical processing. The Department of Chemical Engineering offers both a 30 credit-hour thesis option and a 36 credit-hour non-thesis option.

Contact

Dr. William Chirdon
Phone: 337-482-6564
Madison Hall, 216B
Email: wmc8199@louisiana.edu

Visit the Chemical Engineering website.

Civil Engineering

All specialty aspects of civil engineering which align with the UL Lafayette Department of Civil Engineering faculty's areas of expertise can serve as potential specialization areas for both course selection and thesis topics.  Example areas of particular emphasis by the department include hydraulics, engineering mechanics, coastal engineering, construction materials, environmental engineering, structures, and transportation engineering. The Department of Civil Engineering offers both a 30 credit-hour thesis option and a 36 credit-hour non-thesis option.

Contact

Dr. Daniel Gang, P.E.
Phone: 337-482-5184
Madison Hall, 254C
Email: ddgang@louisiana.edu

Visit the Civil Engineering website.

Electrical Engineering

All specialty aspects of electrical and computer engineering which align with the UL Lafayette Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty's areas of expertise can serve as potential specialization areas for both course selection and thesis topics.  Example areas of particular emphasis by the department include networks, fiber optics, communication system design and optimization, system controls, and materials. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers both a 30 credit-hour thesis option and a 36 credit-hour non-thesis option.

Contact

Dr. Zhongqi Pan
Phone: 337-482-5899
Madison Hall, 248H
Email: zpan@louisiana.edu

Visit the Electrical Engineering website.

Mechanical Engineering

All specialty aspects of mechanical engineering which align with the UL Lafayette Department of Mechanical Engineering faculty's areas of expertise can serve as potential specialization areas for both course selection and thesis topics.  Example areas of particular emphasis by the department include alternative energy, manufacturing, systems vibration, metal forming, computational fluid dynamics, machine science, process modeling and optimization, computer aided design, and automotive engineering. The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers both a 30 credit-hour thesis option and a 36 credit-hour non-thesis option. The department has a number of fully equipped laboratories that support both instruction and ongoing research projects.

Contact

Dr. Charles Taylor
Phone: 337-482-5717
Clyde L.Rougeous Hall, 241
Email: ctaylor@louisiana.edu

Visit the Mechanical Engineering website.

Petroleum Engineering

All specialty aspects of petroleum engineering which align with the UL Lafayette Department of Petroleum Engineering faculty's areas of expertise can serve as potential specialization areas for both course selection and thesis topics.  Example areas of particular emphasis by the department include reservoir engineering, tertiary recovery, environmental engineering, computational fluid flow, drilling, process economics, and computer-visualization of petroleum systems. The Department of Petroleum Engineering offers both a 30 credit-hour thesis option and a 36 credit-hour non-thesis option. The Petroleum Engineering program is accredited nationally by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Contact

Dr. Boyun Guo
Phone: 337-482-6558
Madison Hall, 124
Email: boyun.guo@louisiana.edu

Visit the Petroleum Engineering website.