The Ph. D. in Engineering is an interdisciplinary degree with a strong research emphasis. The program prepares candidates for both academic and industry careers. Interdisciplinary graduate degrees have been advocated in recent reports by the National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council, among others. This degree focuses on the technical strengths and research focal areas of the Institute for Micromanufacturing and the Trenchless Technology Center and the Center for Applied Physics study. Students must choose research projects for their dissertations in thematic areas closely aligned with these Centers.
At the time of graduation, students will be able to:
1) Plan and execute a detailed and long-term research project.
2) Have a deep theoretical and empirical understanding of their chosen topic and field of study and be able to demonstrate that knowledge.
3) Have proficiency in technical writing and reporting of scientific data such that peers in similar fields can understand and appreciate their work.
4) Will be able to use mathematics, science, and technology to solve unique and complex problems and demonstrate those solutions to others.
The College of Engineering and Science is pleased to announce Graduate Assistantships are available for Ph.D. applicants in Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computational Analysis and Modeling (C.A.M.), and Molecular Science and Nanotechnology. All Ph.D. students are strongly encouraged to apply - offers will be made based on award budget and student qualifications. Graduate Assistantships of $14,400/year are guaranteed for applicants with Quantitative GRE scores of at least 159 and Quantitative + Verbal scores of 315 until funds are exhausted. Please apply as soon as possible!
The following curricula are offered in the Ph.D. Engineering program at this time: