Doctor of Engineering

The Doctor of Engineering degree represents the highest academic achievement in engineering. In this program, you will focus on applied research as you prepare to work on the cutting edge of the engineering profession. 

Degree Requirements

  1. All College of Graduate Studies general degree requirements
  2. Residency of one year
  3. Completion of a total of 9 semester hours of core course work as determined by the department
  4. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester hours of DE dissertation preparatory courses for students with a master's degree at time of admission, or 36 hours for students with a bachelor's degree
  5. Completion of a minimum of 4 hours of Professional Seminar
  6. Completion of a candidacy-qualifying examination designed by your dissertation committee. The purposes of this examination are to test your ability to comprehensively relate the subjects of the study program and to ascertain the student's qualifications to perform a field study. Students who pass the qualifying exam 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 result in removal from the DE program.
  7. After you are admitted to candidacy, you must present a research proposal 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 as set by the department and satisfactory defense of the DE dissertation
  9. The DE degree must be completed within 10 consecutive years of study.

Hours: 61

Degree Concentrations

You may choose from the following concentrations for your Doctor of Engineering degree:

Civil/Environmental Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Mechanical Engineering