UC Engineers Get Edge with Accelerated BS-MS

A new degree program offered by the University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering will put undergrads on a fast track to a master's degree and provide an advantage in future job markets.

By combining graduate and undergraduate coursework with co-op assignments and an optional internship, students can earn a BS in mechanical engineering and a MS in nuclear engineering in five calendar years.  The combined degree program (MNE) is the second offered as part of the college's Accelerated Engineering Degree (ACCEND) programs.

In addition to offering five-year dual degrees the MNE-ACCEND program has many advantages for students: faster entry into the job market, valuable on-the-job professional experience, numerous scholarship opportunities and entry into a rapidly expanding field. Interested undergrads will apply to the program during their freshman year as mechanical engineering students. Ivan Maldonado, associate director of the program,  said, "We've had about 30 students interested so far and we plan to admit about 10 the first year."

According to Maldonado, there is a high demand for qualified nuclear engineers and the demand is projected to continue through 2040. Maldonado said MNE-ACCEND graduates will be qualified to work for power utilities, national laboratories, and a multitude of industries where nuclear and mechanical engineering are combined. "Five years from now these students will have many, many job offers."

Information: http://www.eng.uc.edu/prospectivestudents/accend/mne/

Related Stories


UC Learning Lab inspires College of Medicine to SIT

November 29, 2023

In a convergence of academic integration, the University of Cincinnati's renowned colleges — Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, Lindner College of Business, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and College of Medicine — recently joined forces at the 1819 Innovation Hub for an ideation session that exemplifies the institution's commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration.


Engineering student aims to develop a more sustainable world

November 20, 2023

As an aspiring power engineer, University of Cincinnati student Matt Smeal hopes to contribute to a more sustainable world by working towards better energy solutions. Smeal is a fifth-year electrical engineering student at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) specializing in electric energy systems with a minor in environmental studies. Currently, he serves as vice president for Clean Up Cincy, a volunteer litter clean-up organization, and is a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and Theta Tau engineering fraternity. He is also one of the first students to enroll in CEAS’s new Master of Engineering in Sustainable Energy, through the ACCEND program. ACCEND enables undergraduate students to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees concurrently.

Debug Query for this