Master Of Engineering (MEng) Vs Master Of Science (MS)

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This Question was asked by on of the Followers of the Blog, Sayed. This post will totally focus on what are the differences between Master of Science and Master of Engineering that are provided by the Universities in the US. Firstly there is always a Myth that both degrees are one and the same. This is completely wrong and these two are Different Degrees that are offered by the Universities.

Students those who have completed there Under Graduation can opt for either of the two Degrees.

To put the difference in simple words, A Master of Engineering Degree is inclined more towards the side of Professional Development. Generally there is no research requirement for this Degree and is very less competitive as compared to Master Of Science Degree. If you are preparing for a PhD then Master of Engineering is not a degree to go for. Generally People who take up Master of Engineering will be Working in some companies and will be returning to their Companies after the completion of the Degree. Master of Engineering is also used by Professionals to climb the corporate ladder in the Professional Field.

Now if we see Master of Science Degree, which normally students opt for, has a thesis requirement and admission process has a lot of competition. If you are interested in pursuing for PhD, Universities generally select students who have completed their MS.

From the Companies point of view, they rank these two degrees almost equally with MS having a little Advantage. The advantage of the MEng is that it is easier to get admitted, easier to complete, at the cost of a less focused education. The advantage of the MS is that you develop a real superior skills in your specialty and are more able to continue to the PhD.

To give you an Example of this Check out the Website of University of Connecticut. They have also given a difference between these two degreesĀ Click Here.

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10 thoughts on “Master Of Engineering (MEng) Vs Master Of Science (MS)

    • Computer Science is more like Master of Mathematics or Master of Physics. I mean there are “Formal Science”.
      And this blog compare the difference between Master Of Engineering Vs Master Of Science in Engineering.

    • Computer Science is more like Master of Mathematics or Master of Physics. I mean they are “Formal Science”.
      And this blog compare the difference between Master Of Engineering Vs Master Of Science in Engineering.

  1. Hi,
    How do you think are the differences in job opportunities in doing an MS and MEng? Since MS is more of a research based program, doesn’t that handicap the application of students from MS in Industrial field? Or is it that since MS students are better equipped with the fundamentals of the subject, they have a broader application spectrum?

  2. well it takes 5 years to complete the MS while it takes 7 years to complete the ME. How does that makes MS harder. As well in ME you can select to do research.

  3. Oh god! This was very nice explanation. This is exactly what my guide told me. It was much helpful than the other sites. Keep uo tthe good work. Also, thanks for providing the link.

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