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The Master of Engineering (MEng) is a professional degree program in the department of Biological and Environmental Engineering in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University.

The program is intended for those who have a Bachelors degree or equivalent in an engineering or closely related science field from a college or university of recognized standing. Students in the MEng program must select a Biological and Environmental Engineering (BEE) faculty advisor who is a member of the BEE graduate field, and they must satisfactorily complete a curriculum approved by that advisor which meets the degree requirements of the program.

Cornell students who are within one to eight credits of completing their engineering baccalaureate degree may apply to the MEng program as “early admit students”(non-Cornell students are not eligible for early admit but are still encouraged to apply to regular admissions.) The early admit application must be made in the semester prior to the last undergraduate term and, if admitted, the student must submit an intended set of master of engineering courses approved by their MEng advisor prior to the start of their studies. Early admit students complete their Bachelors degree and spend at least one full-time semester enrolled in the graduate school prior to the conferral of their MEng Degree. Early admit students are classified as undergraduate students and pay undergraduate tuition during the early admit semester.

All MEng students must register for a minimum of one semester in the graduate school. Graduate tuition rates are usually announced in January of each year; http://gradschool.cornell.edu/costs-and-funding/tuition-and-costs/tuition-rates

The Program Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives of the Master of Engineering Program in Biological and Environmental Engineering is to have students:

  1. Advance in careers and opportunities related to biological and environmental engineering and other related fields and professions by gaining technical knowledge of a specialization through coursework related to their area of study.
  2. Prepare for a professional career in industry, consulting, government, or research by completing a project that allows deeper study of a specialization of the student’s interest.

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