Will the committee reviewing the application think: wow he didn't even tell his professor he is going for a non-thesis degree? I ask because I told one of my professors I was going for a masters and did not specify it was an M.Eng. He is likely going to write I could (since I've never done research with him) be a great researcher because of strong work ethic yada yada. He does a lot of research himself and that's why I expect this.

Will This look bad?

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    A master's in engineering here would absolutely require research. Why do you think mentioning the potential for you to do this well, would make your application weaker and/or why do you not think your MEng will involve research? – Nij Jan 17 '17 at 10:03
  • @nij because at least here in the US, a masters of engineering vs. a master's of science is that there is no thesis for the M.Eng. required and generally don't do research – masque Jan 17 '17 at 10:34
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    ...usually. MIT's EECS MEng degree requires a thesis. – JeffE Jan 17 '17 at 12:46
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    @JeffE The MIT MEng degree (in most fields, including EECS) is not a graduate degree in normal sense. It's a five-year undergraduate degree that culminates in a masters thesis. – Buzz Jan 17 '17 at 13:02

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