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Master of Engineering Degree with an option in Healthcare Engineering

Program Details

The curriculum leading to the Master of Engineering Degree with an option in Healthcare Engineering (MEHE) is designed to meet the growing demand for engineers trained to apply the principles of engineering, health sciences, and business administration to effectively manage the physical, technological, and supports services of healthcare facilities in order to optimize the safety, quality, efficiency, accessibility, and cost effectiveness of healthcare delivery processes and healthcare systems.


Texas Tech University has an engineering college, a comprehensive health sciences center with hospital facilities, and a business college all on the same campus. 


This interdisciplinary curriculum consists of 36 graduate-level semester credit hours, including 33 course credits (11 courses) and three credits for research. The 11 courses include nine required courses and two electives in Engineering, Health Sciences, and Business. 


To allow practicing engineers to manage career and family commitments while earning graduate credentials and upgrading their professional skills, a number of the courses are offered online, and it is possible to complete the degree curriculum entirely through distance-learning. 


Master of Engineering students are subject to all Masters Degree regulations as outlined in the Graduate Catalog. All work credited toward the degree must be completed within nine calendar years. There is no thesis, language or tool-subject requirement. Every candidate for a Masters Degree is required to pass a final comprehensive examination.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges