Engineering Master’s Program

Accelerated Integrated Engineering Master’s Degree

for Non-Engineers & Engineers

Our Mission

We are on a mission to enhance greater inclusion of Blacks in the tech ecosystem through rigorous academic study and experiential learning.  We start in September 2022 with a curriculum Design Year. In September 2023, we launch a 2-year master’s engineering program.

Engineering for Everyone!

We are on a mission to enhance greater inclusion of Blacks in the technology ecosystem through academic study and experiential learning.  With a bachelor’s degree in STEM or any subject you can join or transition into the technology ecosystem.  This program is for you!

We start in September 2022 with a curriculum Design Year launching a 2-year master’s engineering program. 

WIT graduates will be trained to think around, under, over and above challenges and will be equipped with the necessary tools to integrate technology and the humanities to build a better, more caring, world.

A WIT Education

Our uniqueness is born not only of our approach but in our philosophy of support for Black students whom we consider family.  We have high expectations, and we give you the tools to exceed them with the support you deserve. WIT graduates will be trained to think around, under, over and above challenges and will be equipped with the necessary tools to integrate technology and the humanities to build a better, more caring, world where we all can thrive.

The Program

Our Accelerated Integrated Engineering Program for non-STEM graduates integrates engineering courses with human-centered classes in leadership and management concepts with real-world projects. 

Students take 15 units per semester over six semesters for a total of 90 credits over 24 months.

Our Program includes:

  • Space Studies: from private pilot training to autonomous aviation at the Palo Alto Airport; 
  • Environmental Studies: from monitoring and testing of watersheds to the atmosphere at our Detroit River research facility in the Detroit metro; 
  • Media: using our independent public TV stations in the Bay Area to promote our school, students, faculty and address the Silicon Valley community;
  • Internships: NASA – which can lead to professional pathways.

Over the course of the program, you will study elements of the following disciplines:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Systems Engineering.

Requirements

There is only one!

  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM or your subject area.

A Design Year

The first 12 months of the program will consist of a small group of like-minded students (10-12) and faculty who together will design a student-centric curriculum and a unique academic experience – an integrated master’s engineering program based on students’ background, interests, and professional aspirations. 

PARTICIPATORY DESIGN APPROACH

We put students front and center in everything we do to ensure that our program meets students’ needs.

We’ve transformed the traditional approach to engineering learning, whereby an instructor stands between you and the information you need. Instead, we empower you to play an active role in your learning. 

If you’re excited, apply today!

For more information, email us: ljones@wit.university.

Why join the Design Year? Here are some reasons…

  • Co-design a student-centric curriculum
  • Experience real-world Projects
  • Entrepreneurship Opportunities
  • Silicon Valley Internship-to-Employment Pathways 
  • Make lifelong friendships as you work on unique and exciting projects
  • Combine your background with engineering for public good
  • Do engineering work from the very beginning of the program
  • Prepare to transition to project management and leadership in engineering
  • Be a pioneer
  • Free Tuition
  • Free Housing
  • Stipend

The Second Year for Design Year Cohort

This 12-month period will see the implementation of the two-year program produced during the Design Year.  During this period, learning projects will dominate. 

The Regular Two-Year Program

Our Integrated Engineering program is a different approach to technical education.  It is multi-disciplinary and project-based.  The program addresses the demands for engineers skilled in various disciplines, combining communications and analytical analysis with traditional engineering studies and the liberal arts. 

Our program is a major forward thrust in engineering education.  The student-centric curriculum emphasizes problem-solving of real-world challenges. 

Who is a good fit for this unique opportunity?

Generally, our students fall into one of these categories.

Non-STEM Graduate

(Liberal arts, humanities, social sciences)

Graduate with some STEM  

(Took some STEM courses out of interest/transferred out of STEM)

STEM Graduate

I want more engineering content and mastery.

As a liberal arts graduate, I want the environment and resources to support a successful transition into engineering.

I took courses in engineering – just because I was interested in them.

(You might already have some of the requirements so no retakes!)

I want the background and skills offered by the program.

I want to combine my interests and knowledge from different non-STEM areas with engineering.

I want to combine my first love – engineering – with my liberal arts education.

I am looking for project experience in the areas offered by WIT.

How long will it take me?

24 months

18-24 months

12-18 months

  • Do you like to figure out new ways of doing things?
  • Are you a builder who is passionate about understanding how to create and build stuff?  
  • Are you not sure of the exact direction you want to take, but are open to opportunities?
  • As a humanities graduate, are you looking for an opportunity to transition into engineering at the graduate level?
  • Do you want to combine your interests and knowledge from different non-STEM areas with engineering?
  • Do you enjoy pushing boundaries?
  • Are you a skilled problem-solver?
  • Do you enjoy hands-on projects?
  • Do you enjoy trying to figure out “why” things work?
  • Are you excited about the thought of working as part of a cohort on an exciting project?
  • Did you take courses in engineering – just because you were interested in them? If so, you might already have some of the requirements so no retakes!
  • Do you want to be in a fast-growing field that will shape the world?
  • Do you want to have fun as you explore and develop your passion for engineering?

Learn more

Informational Zoom Session

To book an Informational Zoom Session to speak with us.  Email us at ljones@wit.university.

Learn about:

  • What is WIT?
  • How is WIT different?
  • Do I qualify as an ideal WIT student?

Apply

Our application portal is open.  Apply here today

Requirements

To graduate, students need to complete 90 credits over 24 months made up of core engineering areas, technical electives, and projects. 

You will need to submit the following documents in English:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
  • Personal Statement (500 words max).
  • Resume.
  • Transcripts.
  • Two letters of Recommendation.
  • TOEFL or IELTS score report taken within the last two years (international students).

Frequently Asked Questions

A: We are selective and want the best students to be part of the program.   We are limiting the size of the first cohort to 10-12 students who will form the basis of the WIT program going forward.

A: WIT students who are graduates in the humanities, social sciences or the arts who have a keen interest in engineering, but never thought they could transition into the sector as well as students who are excited about a WIT education.

A: The Design Year is the period during which students, faculty and industry leaders work together to design our unique curriculum.  You will be the central focus of the program. You will play an important role in the process as your input will shape the program to ensure you derive the maximum benefit.

If I don’t get on the Design Year, can I still study for the full program in 2023 when the two-year program begins?

Apply for the Design Year and if you are not a good fit for the Design Year, we will add you to the waiting list for consideration for the full program in 2023.  Alternatively, you can email us at ljones@wit.university.

A: The program will take 24 months.  Students start with core engineering courses.  These will be followed by specific courses to ensure an integrated engineering master’s program. 

A: As non-engineering graduates, you will need the two extra semesters to ensure you complete core and higher-level engineering courses to satisfy the requirements for a master’s program. The 24 months apply to students who have not completed traditional STEM undergraduate courses.

A: More information is available at www.wit.university.

We also offer live Zoom Informational Sessions.  Contact us at ljones@wit.university to schedule your session.