Get the Upper-Management Skills You Need with a Master’s Degree in Engineering
Do you want to lead teams of creative designers to make new creations a reality? At Liberty, we want to equip you for the next step in your career so you can move from building each piece of a project to leading teams to the finish line. By building on your experience and developing new skills for leadership, you can take your current engineering expertise even further.
Our Office of University Research and Analysis reports that there were almost 15,000 jobs posted requesting a Master of Science related to engineering in the past year. These jobs are for experienced professionals like architectural and engineering managers who receive a median salary of $112,000. If you continue your education and complete a doctoral degree like our Ph.D. in Engineering, that income increases to an average of $124,000 a year. We can help you bridge the gap from your hands-on experience to the higher-order thinking it takes to be successful as a manager.
Liberty University’s M.S. in Engineering is focused on the “Creationeering” philosophy of melding business and engineering. You’ll graduate prepared to lead a team of engineers, and together, you will better your company and the world around you. With our vision to Train Champions for Christ, you’ll get an added edge to your degree that demonstrates a level of integrity that companies need in their engineering leaders. Join Liberty’s mission and get ready to build toward a new future in engineering leadership.
What is Creationeering?
At Liberty, we define Creationeering as the joining of engineering processes with basic business concepts. For the engineering side of things, this includes the design, synthesis, procurement, logistics, assembly, performance, sustainability, and recycling of a process. The business side of Creationeering focuses on the value of people, finances, moral law, communications, and organizational structure.
Why Choose Liberty’s M.S. in Engineering Degree?
In this program, you will complete various projects to gain hands-on experience working with teams to solve complex problems. You will flex your new leadership muscles in this practical program, gaining the skills you need for upper management in just 2 years.
With the flexibility to choose courses that best fit your career path and field, you will build a degree plan that will give you the specific skills you need. Our faculty of industry-leading engineers will come alongside you throughout the program to advise and guide you to becoming the leader you need to be. You have a vision for your path forward, and we have the tools that can help you make it a reality.
What Will You Learn in Our M.S. in Engineering Degree?
Companies are looking for engineers with a very specific skill set. To fit the bill, you’ll need to hone your project management, product development, strategic planning, and quality management skills. These are vital if you want to expand beyond your current work and land an upper-management position in this growing field. At Liberty, we have the degree you’ll need to continue advancing your expertise in engineering while also developing your management style.
Additionally, employers want their top engineers to think outside of the box to solve complex system issues with integrity. Here are some of the major principles we want our M.S. in Engineering graduates to walk away with:
- How to integrate qualitative and quantitative tools to perform effective engineering analysis and research
- How to evaluate and present scholarship relevant to engineering contexts that reflects a knowledge of literature of the discipline
- How to incorporate a Christian worldview when solving engineering challenges
View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information.
ENGR 505 – Finite Element Analysis
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- An introduction to the mathematical theory, formulation, and computer implementation of the finite element method
- Application to 1- and 2-dimensional problems in engineering mechanics
ENGR 525 – Continuum Mechanics
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- An introduction to the general theory of continuous media
- Applications of continuous media to the theories of elasticity and fluid mechanics
ENGR 545 – Fatigue
In this course, you will learn how to predict and prevent fatigue failure in metallic material.
ENGR 637 – Materials Characterization Methods
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- Stress dependency, viscoelasticity, repeated load moduli, and stabilization
- The characterization for advanced material behaviors for pavement subgrades, bases, and surfaces
Highlights of Our Engineering Master’s Degree
- Liberty University’s Center for Engineering Research & Education (CERE) promotes research and development of all forms of energy generation, storage, and transmission.
- Through the CERE, you will have the opportunity to observe and assist with research in Liberty’s state-of-the-art facility.
- You will have access to the latest technology and qualified faculty who seek to know you personally and to provide you with opportunities for education, research, and training in a Christ-centered environment.
- Pursuing Liberty’s non-thesis engineering track means earning your master’s degree faster and getting started in your field sooner.
M.S. in Engineering Degree Information
Career Opportunities for Engineering Graduates
- Architectural project manager
- Chief engineer
- Director of engineering
- Engagement director
- Engineering manager
- Head of technology and development
- Project engineer
- Senior project engineer
- Technology development owner
Admission Requirements for Graduate Degrees
Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission:
- Admission application
- Official bachelor’s degree transcripts showing a completed engineering or STEM-related degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher
- Self-certification form for students in the final term of their bachelor’s degree
- Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a degree/certificate application through their ASIST account