FAQ

Q: Can I take non-CS courses for M.Eng. credit?

Yes, provided they are both "technical" and "advanced". More information can be found along with a list of pre-approved non-CS courses. Note that at least 15 credits must be CS courses; not counting any project courses, seminars or courses not taken for a letter grade.

Q: Can I apply credits I earned at Cornell (or another university) before I started my M.Eng. degree?

No. This is a rule of the Engineering College and we have zero flexibility on this issue. In particular, Cornell undergraduates should delay taking any courses they wish to count toward their M.Eng. degree until after they officially start as M.Eng. students (either as Early Admit or regular admits).

Q: Am I allowed to stay for a third semester?

Although we encourage you to plan to complete your M.Eng. program in two academic terms. We realize that this is not always possible and sometimes students wish to stay an additional semester to further enhance their backgrounds. Students wishing to extend their program for a third semester are required to register as full-time students for all three terms and pay full-time tuition. Students must apply using the extension request form available through the CS M.Eng Program Office. The deadline for the request will be in early March for fall extensions and early October for spring extensions. Additional information is available from the CS M.Eng Program Officel.