Doctor of Philosophy in the Field of Computer Engineering

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under School of Engineering, Doctoral Program Regulations.

Students with an MS degree must take a minimum of 30 credits, of which at least 18 must be credits from courses available for graduate credit, and at least 12 must be dissertation research credits.  The courses to be taken by the student must be approved by the student’s advisor.  Students with a BS degree must take a minimum of 54 credits, of which at least 36 must be credits from courses available for graduate credit, and at least 12 must be dissertation research credits.  The courses to be taken by the student must be approved by the student’s advisor.  In some cases, particularly when the student undertakes a doctoral program in a field other than that in which the earlier degree was earned, the program of study exceeds the minimum number of credits. 

No specific courses are required; the student and advisor design the curriculum to meet the student's needs and goals.

Other requirements

  • ​Scholarship requirements—Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.4 at the time of graduation and a minimum grade of B in all courses that count toward the degree.
  • Seminar requirement—Students must present one departmental seminar, excluding the dissertation defense, prior to graduation.
  • Colloquium requirement—Students must attend five seminars, workshops, or symposia sponsored by the department in order to fulfill this zero-credit requirement.

Student should contact the department for additional information and requirements