​Master of Control Engineering

​The Master of Control Engineering (MCE) degree is a terminal professional degree designed for students interested in an industrial career.

  • The MCEng degree requires 30 units, which may include optionally 6 units for thesis or 3 units for independent study.

  • Required courses (15 units) for the MCEng degree include:

ESE 441Control Systems3
ESE 543Control Systems Design by State Space Methods3
ESE 520Probability and Stochastic Processes3
and at least two of the following five courses:
ESE 415Optimization3
or ESE 425Random Processes and Kalman Filtering
or ESE 551Linear Dynamic Systems I
or ESE 552Linear Dynamic Systems II
or ESE 553 Nonlinear Dynamic Systems
or ESE 547 Robust and Adaptive Control

  • Elective Courses (15 units): The 15 units of electives should be courses of a technical nature at the senior and graduate levels approved by the program director.
  • 6 units may be transferred from another school as electives provided that the courses were not needed for the student's bachelor's degree.
  • ESE 590 Electrical & Systems Engineering Graduate Seminar must be taken each semester.
  • The degree program must be consistent with the residency and other applicable requirements of Washington University and the School of Engineering & Applied Science.
  • Students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 out of a possible 4.0 over all courses applied toward the degree.