Curriculum

Curriculum

Credit requirements will be satisfied by an appropriate combination of core courses and elective courses. The core courses include offerings in mathematics and in several branches of engineering that have been selected because of their general character and breadth of applicability to all engineering fields.

A minimum of 30 credits is required, of which at least 18 must be at the 500-level and 6 credits of mathematics at the 400 or 500 level. Of the 30 credits, 6 credits of mathematics and a scholarly written report (3 credits) must be completed.

This program should be distinguished from the graduate program in Engineering Science at University Park campus, which offers the M.S. degree.

Transfer Credits and Course Substitutions

Up to 9 credits of graduate work may be transferred from other institutions provided (a) credits are suitable for the particular engineering discipline, and (b) students have earned a grade of B or better.

Grade-Point Average and Time Limit

Students must have a 3.00 grade-point average in core and elective courses approved by the program to graduate. While most students pursue the program on a part-time basis, it is possible to complete the program within two years, based on completion of two courses a semester.


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