Master of Science in Engineering

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A Master of Science degree in engineering (abbreviated MSE, M.Sc.Eng. or MScEng) is a type of Master of Science degree awarded by universities in many countries. It is an academic degree to be differentiated from a Master of Engineering degree.

A Master of Science degree in engineering can require completion of a thesis and qualifies the holder to apply for a program leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree (often abbreviated Ph.D. or D.Phil) in engineering. (A Master of Engineering degree requires completion of a project and does not qualify its holder to apply for a Ph.D. in engineering.[dubious ]) The Master of Science in engineering is sometimes considered the equivalent of the diplom degree in engineering in countries that have that degree.

Equivalent degrees are:

  • Dipl. ing. (Diplôme d'ingénieur) before name, France;
  • Dipl.-Ing. (Diplom-Ingenieur) before name, Austria;
  • Dipl.-Ing. (Diplom-Ingenieur) before name, Germany
    (Phased out due to Bologna process; not to be confused with Dipl.-Ing. degrees with additions such as "FH", "DA" or "DH" which are considered as Bachelor's degrees);
  • Ir. (burgerlijk ingenieur) before name, The Netherlands/Belgium (NL);
  • Ir. (Ingénieur Civil) before name, Belgium (FR);
  • Civ.ing. (Civilingenjör, not to be confused with civil engineering), Sweden;
  • Cand.polyt. (Civilingeniør, not to be confused with civil engineering), Denmark;
  • Siv.ing. (sivilingeniør, not to be confused with civil engineering), Norway;
  • DI (Diplomi-insinööri), Finland;
  • mgr inż. (magister inżynier) before name, Poland;
  • okl. mérnök (okleveles mérnök), Hungary;
  • Ing. (Ingegnere) before name, Italy;
  • Ing. (Inženýr) before name, Czech republic;
  • Ing. (Inžinier) before name, Slovakia;
  • Yük. Müh. (Yüksek Mühendis) before name, Turkey.

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