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Engineering

The School of Engineering directly offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science (Sc.M.) degree; the Master of Science in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (Sc.MIME); and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. 

In addition, the School of Engineering in collaboration with the Division of Biology and Medicine offers an interdisciplinary graduate program leading to the Master of Science (Sc.M.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biomedical Engineering.

For more information on admission and program requirements for the Sc.M. or Ph.D. in Engineering, please visit the following website: http://www.brown.edu/academics/gradschool/programs/engineering

Master of Science (Thesis Option)

  • Candidates must complete a coherent plan of study based in engineering or engineering science consisting of nine graduate or advanced level courses and an acceptable thesis, which is normally sponsored by a member of the engineering faculty.
     
  • The program must include ENGN 2010 and 2020 (Mathematical Methods in Engineering and Physics) or their equivalent (must be 2000 level)
     
  • For some programs, ENGN 2010 and/or ENGN 2020 can be replaced by an alternate/applied mathematics course or 2000 - level engineering/science course. This substitution can only be made with the approval of the appropriate Graduate Representative and the Director of Graduate Studies. The final program must contain at least one advanced mathematics/applied mathematics course. 
     
  • Two additional 2000-level engineering courses other than ENGN 2980 (Special Projects: Reading Research and Design) must be included.  
     
  • Three additional 2000-level engineering courses other than ENGN 2980 (Special Projects: Reading Research and Design) must be included. Courses in engineering management (PRIME) are not acceptable for use as one of the 2000-level engineering classes.
     
  • The remaining courses may included one ENGN 2980 class and up to three 1000-level Engineering, other approved science classes or PRIME classes. Students should choose courses in consultation with the student's advisor to develop a coherent program.
     
  • The proposed program of study must be approved by the Director of Graduate Programs in the School of Engineering.

For students in the Master of Science in Engineering program (thesis option,) the approved course sequence is 3-3-2-1. The student takes 3 courses the first semester, 3 the second, 2 the third, and 1 the fourth. Any deviation from this schedule can result in additional tuition and/or penalties.

Note: students enrolled in the Ph.D. program, including first-year fellowship students, should understand that an application to receive a non-these Sc.M. in engineering must be approved by the student's research advisor.
 

Master of Science (Thesis Option)
PHYS 2020Mathematical Methods of Engineers and Physicists1
or ENGN 2010 Mathematical Methods in Engineering and Physics I (PHYS 2020)
ENGN 2020Mathematical Methods in Engineering and Physics II1
Two additional 2000 level Engineering courses (other than ENGN 2980)2
Four additional Engineering or approved science courses (not more than two 1000 level courses)4
ENGN 2980Special Projects, Reading, Research and Design1
Total Credits9


Master of Science (Non-Thesis Option)

  •  Candidates must complete a coherent plan of study based in engineering or engineering science consisting of eight graduate or advanced level courses. 
     
  • The program must include ENGN 2010 and 2020 (Mathematical Methods in Engineering and Physics) or their equivalent (must be 2000 level) 
     
  • For some programs, ENGN 2010 and/or ENGN 2020 can be replaced by an alternate/applied mathematics course or 2000 - level engineering/science course. This substitution can only be made with the approval of the appropriate Graduate Representative and the Director of Graduate Studies. The final program must contain at least one advanced mathematics/applied mathematics course. 
     
  • Three additional 2000-level engineering courses other than ENGN 2980 (Special Projects: Reading Research and Design).  Courses in engineering management (PRIME) are not acceptable for use as one of the 2000-level engineering classes. 
     
  • The remaining courses may include one ENGN 2980 class and up to three 1000-level Engineering, other approved science classes or PRIME classes.  Students should choose courses in consultation with the student’s advisor to develop a coherent program. 
     
  • The proposed program of study must be approved by the Director of Graduate Programs in the School of Engineering. 

For students in the Master of Science in Engineering program (non-thesis option,) the approved course sequence is 3-3-2, meaning the student takes 3 courses the first semester, 3 the second, and 2 the third. Any deviation from this schedule can result in additional tuition and/or penalties. 

Note: students enrolled in the Ph.D. program, including first-year fellowship students, should understand that an application to receive a non-thesis Sc.M. in engineering must be approved by the student's research adviser.
 

Master of Science (Non-Thesis Option)
PHYS 2020Mathematical Methods of Engineers and Physicists1
or ENGN 2010 Mathematical Methods in Engineering and Physics I (PHYS 2020)
ENGN 2020Mathematical Methods in Engineering and Physics II1
Two additional 2000 level ENGN courses (other than ENGN_2980)2
Four additional Engineering or approved science courses (up to 3 may be 1000-level ENGN)4
Total Credits8


Master of Science (Non-Thesis Professional Track Option)

  • Candidates must complete a coherent plan of study based in engineering or engineering science consisting of eight graduate or advanced level courses.
     
  • The program must include ENGN 2010 and 2020 (Mathematical Methods in Engineering and Physics) or their equivalent (must be 2000 level).
     
  • For some programs, ENGN 2010 and/or ENGN 2020 can be replaced by an alternate/applied mathematics course or 2000 - level engineering/science course. This substitution can only be made with the approval of the appropriate Graduate Representative and the Director of Graduate Studies. The final program must contain at least one advanced mathematics/applied mathematics course. 
     
  • Three additional 2000-level engineering courses other than ENGN 2980 (Special Projects: Reading Research and Design). Courses in engineering management (PRIME) are not acceptable for use as one of the 2000-level engineering classes.
     
  • The remaining courses may include one ENGN 2980 class and up to three 1000-level Engineering, other approved science classes or PRIME classes. Students should choose courses in consultation with the student’s adviser to develop a coherent program. 
     
  • A paid or unpaid internship is a required component of the program. All internships must be pre-approved by the School of Engineering. Assistance in obtaining internships will be provided by the School and Brown CareerLAB. 
     
  • The proposed program of study must be approved by the Director of Graduate Programs in the School of Engineering. 
     
  • For students in the Master of Science in Engineering program (non-thesis option,) the approved course sequence is 3-3-2, meaning the student takes 3 courses the first semester, 3 the second, and 2 the third. Any deviation from this schedule can result in additional tuition and/or penalties. 

Professional Track Internship Information
Internships are traditionally utilized during the first summer of the Sc.M. program.  You should however start early (January is generally recommended) to try and find a suitable internship.  Please refer to the CareerLAB guidelines and recommendations  for resume preparation, interviewing, and general procedures about which you should be aware when deciding on an internship. 

Consult the School of Engineering Job/Internship Bulletin Board (accessible on campus or via Brown VPN), CareerLAB, or your own research/contacts/faculty referrals to find suitable options.  The School of Engineering also holds a Career and Internship Fair every November.

Fill out the internship approval form and submit it to Associate Dean Jennifer Casasanto (Jennifer_Casasanto@Brown.edu) before the end of the semester (or earlier if you are intending to get CPT approval from OISSS).  You should NEVER begin work before your internship is approved.
 

Master of Science (Non-Thesis Professional Track Option)
PHYS 2020Mathematical Methods of Engineers and Physicists1
or ENGN 2010 Mathematical Methods in Engineering and Physics I (PHYS 2020)
ENGN 2020Mathematical Methods in Engineering and Physics II1
Two additional 2000-level Engineering courses (other than ENGN_2980)2
Four additional Engineering or other approved science courses (up to three 1000-level Engineering courses)4
Internship (paid or unpaid) approved by the School of Engineering
Total Credits8

Master of Science: Program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (PRIME)

Program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (PRIME) requirements
ENGN 2110Business Engineering Fundamentals I1
ENGN 2120Business Engineering Fundamentals II1
ENGN 2125Engineering Management + Decision Making1
ENGN 2130Innovation and Technology Management I1
ENGN 2140Innovation and Technology Management II1
ENGN 2150Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization I1
ENGN 2160Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization II1
ENGN 2180Globalization Immersion Experience and Entrepreneurship Laboratory1
Total Credits8

For more information on admission and program requirements for the Program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship Engineering (PRIME), please visit the following website:  http://www.brown.edu/academics/gradschool/programs/innovation-management-and-entrepreneurship-engineering 

Other Sc.M. Requirements
International students must be full-time at all times throughout their academic program, with few exceptions.