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Doctor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

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D.E. Degree Requirements

The Doctor of Engineering degree is granted upon completion of at least 90 credit hours of post-baccalaureate work. The minimum course work requirement is 54 credit hours, which must include the following:

Engineering design 9 credit hours
Engineering management 9 credit hours
Mathematics 9 credit hours

The remaining 27 credit hours of course work should meet the student’s interests and goals, subject to the approval of the advisory committee. Course work required for a master’s degree may be included in this 54-hour total if approved by the advisory committee. A minimum of 21 credit hours of mechanical engineering courses numbered 700-990 (excluding ME 702, ME 899, and ME 901) must be included. In addition, the following research components are required for the degree:

Internship    
12 credit hours
Project 24 credit hours

Each student must spend at least 12 consecutive months of approved internship in industry or government. 1 credit hour is given for each month of approved internship experience, provided the student is enrolled in ME 901. The internship is intended to involve the student at a level that promotes experience in project management. Students must pass a qualifying examination and a comprehensive examination, complete a residency requirement, a research skill, and a responsible scholarship requirement, and pass a final oral examination. The responsible scholarship requirement may be met by taking ME 801, in addition to all other course and credit requirements.

All graduate students must have an approved Plan of Study on file by the beginning of their second semester of study.

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