Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering

Graduate Programs Offered

The College of Engineering offers graduate work leading to Master of Science degrees in:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering (Interdisciplinary) Program
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Software Engineering

Graduate work offered by the College of Engineering reflects and supports the advanced scientific and technological endeavor which is typical of California industry, government and business.

Departmental curricula provide full- and part-time students the opportunity either to obtain master's degrees or to take specialized courses to improve job capabilities.

The Master of Science in Engineering offered by the General Engineering Department has unique, interdisciplinary characteristics which may be particularly appealing to persons with a bachelor's degree in engineering who are currently working in a technical management area and wish to extend their education.

The College of Engineering requires that all students whose native language is not English achieve a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL examination. Students who meet this and the requirements for admission to the Graduate Division as outlined in this catalog should see individual department listings for requirements for admission to classified standing, conditionally classified standing and admission to candidacy for the specific degree in engineering.

In addition to departmental requirements, the University requires that all graduate students demonstrate competency in written English as a condition for advancement to candidacy. Please refer to the SJSU catalog section titled "Competency in Written English" for details. For graduate courses that meet the competency in written English requirement, please refer to the Graduate Studies and Research website at In addition, all graduates must complete an acceptable thesis, project or comprehensive examination.