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M.Eng On-Campus Admission FAQs

Do I have to take the GRE and what are the minimum scores required?

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Yes, the GRE is required but there are no specific minimum scores as your scores are considered in conjunction with the other criteria for admission.

Do I have to take the TOEFL, and what are the minimum scores required?

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As an international applicant, you must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by taking a TOEFL or IELTS exam.

The Systems Engineering program requires an overall minimum score of 105. This is addition to the minimum sub-scores for each element of the TOEFL iBT as outlined by the Graduate School:

Writing: 20/30

Listening: 15/30

Reading: 20/30

Speaking: 22/30

Please visit the Graduate School website for more information.

What is the minimum IELTS score required for admission?

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Applicants must receive an overall band score of 7.5 or higher.

What are the deadlines for completing the GRE or TOEFL?

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Both have to be submitted with your application.

Can I start classes before I complete the GRE or TOEFL?

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Only if the GRE and/or TOEFL have been waived. GRE can only be waived by the Director of Graduate Studies. See next question for how to waive TOEFL.

Do I have to take the TOEFL if I received an undergraduate degree from an U.S. institution?

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Only students who have studied in full-time status for at least two academic years within the last five years in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand, or with English language instruction in Canada or South Africa are exempt from the TOEFL. You must submit a transcript that shows you have attended college in one of these approved locations.

When are your admission deadlines?

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May 31 for the fall semester and November 15 for the spring semester.

What are the course requirements?

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SYSEN 5100 | Model Based Systems Engineering | Fall | 4 credits

SYSEN 5200 | Systems Analysis Behavior and Optimization | Spring | 3 credits

SYSEN 5900 | Systems Engineering Project | Spring and fall | 6-8 credits

CEE 5900 | Project Management | Spring or fall | 4 credits

Are there any prerequisites for the program?

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Yes, you must have had at least one course in probability and statistics. If you have not met this prerequisite, it will be stated in your letter of admission.

Can you substitute a GMAT score for the GRE?

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No you cannot substitute GRE with a GMAT score.

What is the difference between your on-campus degree and the online degree?

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All students need 30 credits to graduate. Content is exactly the same for both groups (except for the two on campus modules), it’s just the delivery that is different. Online degree students can either watch lectures live, or watch them later through Blackboard or some other online streaming method.

How much is tuition?

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Visit Office of the Bursar for current on-campus tuition rates (Professional Masters Tier 1).

Is financial aid available?

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Yes, you must submit your application no later than February 1 in order to be considered for financial aid.