Doctor of Engineering

Fall 2019

Degree: Doctor of Engineering
Major: Engineering
Concentration: Civil, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical

Characteristics of the DE Program

Degree Requirements

1. All College of Graduate Studies general degree requirements

2. The student shall complete a residency of at least one year

3. Up to 9 semester hours of core courses as specified by the academic department. Exceptions to this rule must be approved by the Senior Director of Engineering Graduate Programs

4. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester hours of DE dissertation preparatory courses for students with a Master's degree at the time of admission, or completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours of DE dissertation preparatory courses for students with a BS degree in engineering at the time of admission. The preparation includes completion of one semester of ENGR 6320, Justification of Engineering Project

5. Completion of a minimum of 4 semester hours of Professional Seminar (ENGR 6110)

6. Completion of candidacy qualifying examination designed by the student's dissertation committee. The purposes of this examination are to test the ability of the student to comprehensively relate the subjects of the study program and to ascertain the student's qualifications to perform the field study. Students who pass the qualifying examination are admitted to candidacy. Students who fail to pass the qualifying exam are allowed to schedule a re-examination within 6 weeks after the first attempt. Failing to pass the qualifying exam for the second time will remove the student from the DE program.

7. After the student is admitted to candidacy, a research proposal must be presented to the doctoral dissertation committee within 6 months after passing the qualifying examination. Upon committee approval of the proposed engineering research through an oral defense, the research work is initiated

8. Completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours of DE dissertation courses (ENGR 6603 and ENGR 6604) and satisfactory defense of the DE dissertation

9. The DE degree must be completed within 10 consecutive years of study