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Pre-Master's Program (PMP) - Engineering Programs

The Pre-Master's Program (PMP) provides foundation courses to prepare you for graduate level study at UMass Dartmouth. During the PMP you will also take courses you will earn credit for towards your master's degree. Completion of the PMP program leads to the Master of Science degree programs offered in the College of Engineering at UMass Dartmouth.  
Students interested in studying Computer Engineering, Computer and Information Science, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering may begin their studies in the fall or spring semesters.  Students interested in Phyisics or Civil and Environmental Engineering may begin their studies in the fall semester.

 

Fees

Year PMP - 1 semester PMP - 2 semester Graduate Program On-campus apartments Meal plan

2017

US$13,500

US$20,250

US$17,000 - US$22,000 per year (depending on credits taken per semester)

From US$10,504 

From $4,346

Location

Duration

One or two semesters (depending on program)

Semester start dates

Spring:  January 2017

Fall: September 2017

Engineering

PMP program components
Semester 1 - Fall Course title Credits

COE 3XX

Foundation course:TBD

3

COE 4XX

Foundation course:TBD

3

COE 4XX

Foundation course:TBD

3

NAV 501

Academic Skills Building for Graduate Students

-

NAV 502

Research Methods & Academic Communication I

-

Total credits

9

Semester 2 - Spring Course title Credits

COE 5XX

Graduate course: TBD

3

COE 5XX

Graduate course: TBD

3

COE 5XX

Graduate course: TBD

3

NAV 503

Research Methods & Academic Communication II

-

Total credits

9

Total program credits 18
Program Information

Credit hours :

  • PMP credit hours applied to degree : 6-9 (grade of B or better required for course credit towards graduate program requirements)
  • Remaining credit hours to complete degree program: 24-27

Sample departmental course:

  • Advanced Computer Architecture

  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics

  • Algorithms and Data Systems

  • Electric & Magnetic Fields I

  • Electromagnetic Theory II

  • Fluid Mechanics

  • Statics Thermodynamics

  • Structural Mechanics

  • Vibration and Sound

Progression requirement:

  • GPA of 2.70 at end of first semester required for continuation into second semester of PMP program

  • GPA of 3.0 or better

  • No grade below (C)

  • No more than one grade(B-)

Engineering - Computer Science (CIS)

PMP program components*
Fall sample start Course title Credits

CIS 440

Software Process & Projects Management

3

CIS 461

Formal Method of Software Engineering

3

CIS 532

Software Systems Design

3

NAV 501

Academic Skills Building for Graduate Students

-

Total credits

9

Foundation credits/ Graduate credits 6/3
OR
Spring sample start Course title Credits

CIS 361

Model of Computation

3

CIS 481

Parallelism & Distribution Software

3

CIS 580

Paradigmatic Software Development

3

NAV 501

Academic Skills Building for Graduate Students

-

Total credits

9

Foundation credits/ Graduate credits 6/3
Program Information

Credit hours :

  • PMP credit hours applied to degree : 3-6
  • Remaining credit hours to complete degree program: 24-27

Progression requirements :

  • GPA of 3.0 or better
  • No grades below (C)
  • No more than one grade below (B-)

Entry to UMass Dartmouth's Master of Science degree programs

  • Civil & Environmental Engineering*
    • Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
    • Structural and Geotechnical
    • Transportation Engineering
  • Computer Engineering*
    • Computer Systems Specification, Analysis, Design and Performance Assessment
    • Distributed and Parallel Systems
    • Microprocessors
    • Fault-Tolerant Computing
  • Computer and Information Science
    • Software Engineering
    • Artificial Intelligence, Neural Computing, Robotics
    • Computer Network and Security
    • Database Systems and Data Mining
  • Electrical Engineering*
    • Applied Acoustics
    • Applied Electromagnetics
    • Electronics and Solid State Devices
    • Signal and Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering*
    • Thermal and Fluid Sciences
    • Manufacturing
    • Material Science
    • Robotics and Control Systems
    • Solid Mechanics and Dynamics
  • Physics*
    • Computational Physics
    • Oceanography
    • Astrophysics

*2 Semester PMP Program

Popular Careers for Graduates

  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomanufacturing
  • Computer Systems Design and Performance
  • Construction
  • E-commerce
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Health Care
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Research and Design
  • Robotics
  • Sustainable Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Web Development