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The MEng degree program is primarily a coursework degree program with a minimum of three credits and a maximum of six credits allocated to a design project to be arranged between the Departmental Advisor and student. There is no requirement for a final exam above and beyond what is required in individual courses. Deviations from the table below must be agreed upon by the Departmental Advisor and student. The resultant Program of Study must then be approved by the Department, the SCSE MEng Director of Graduate Studies and forwarded to the UMD Office of Graduate Education for final approval.


USA requirements for international students

Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


Program requirements

Completed an undergraduate degree in an engineering program, or upon approval by the SCSE MEng Director of Graduate Studies, in a related discipline, e.g., computer science, physics, etc.The MEng prefers an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale) for admission. This preferred performance minimum of a 3.0*/4.0 GPA must be from an ABET accredited program or equivalent.Two letters of recommendation: academic and/or professional references sent to Dr. Richard Davis, Director of Graduate Studies, 176 Engr Bldg, 1303 Ordean Ct., Duluth, MN 55812For international applicants whose native language is not English, a TOEFL score preferred performance minimum is 213 on the computer based test.The GRE score is recommended but not required English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79

Accreditation

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and a member of the North Central Association.

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