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Master's Degrees


Biomedical Engineering

Graduate studies leading to a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering is offered by the College of Engineering, Computing, Technology, and Mathematics.  Southern Illinois University Carbondale is one of the few institutions in the state of Illinois to offer a master of science degree in biomedical engineering.  The program offers five areas of concentration: Bioinformatics & Computational Medicine, Modeling and Simulation of Biomedical Processes, Biomedical Imaging, Biomedical Instrumentation, and Biomechanics and Biomaterials.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Civil and Environmental Engineering program is designed to provide advanced study in the areas of structural engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resources engineering. Students may choose between completing a MS in Civil Engineering (with thesis) or a ME in Civil and Environmental Engineering (non-thesis option).

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The ECE Department provides a rich environment for educational and professional advancement while offering a flexible course of study that can be tailored to each student's academic and professional goals. Graduates enjoy excellent employment opportunities and are recruited worldwide in industry, government, and academia.

Quality Engineering and Management

The objective of the program is to develop quality and management professionals who can plan, coordinate, design, implement, and control the quality function in manufacturing and service companies in order to increase productivity, optimize resources, decrease waste, and improve product quality. Course offerings and research are available in the areas of quality assurance, six sigma, lean manufacturing, project management and reliability.   This technically-oriented non-engineering program provides advanced education for students with baccalaureate degrees in technology and is also an excellent continuing education opportunity for individuals who wish to expand their education in the area of quality management systems 

Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering master's program is designed to provide advanced study in air pollution control, mass and heat transfer, coal conversion, electrochemical processes, thermal science, thermal systems design, solar systems design, chemical and biochemical processes, mechanical systems, computer-aided design, composite materials and ceramics and tribology. The department also offers an accelerated MS in Mechanical Engineering.