Degree Requirements

Master of Science in Engineering

This degree is offered in three options: with thesis, with report, and without thesis or report. All three options may not be available in any one field of study; information about the options in each of the fields is given in the program descriptions.

Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy is a research degree. The student pursues coursework approved by the Graduate Studies Committee in the field of specialization and in supporting work outside the major. Before admission to candidacy, the student is expected to pass qualifying examinations and to meet additional requirements established by the Graduate Studies Committee. Admission to candidacy must be approved by the committee and the graduate dean. A dissertation that is an original contribution to scholarship and is the result of independent investigation in the major area is required of every candidate.

Dual Degree Programs

The Cockrell School offers three dual degree programs: one in mechanical engineering (manufacturing and decision systems engineering) and business administration, one in biomedical engineering and medicine, and one in civil engineering and public affairs. More information is available from the graduate adviser in each program.

Intercollegial Programs

Graduate engineering study may also be a component of the master's and doctoral degrees in computational science, engineering, and mathematics described in Intercollegial Programs.

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2019–2020 and 2020–2021; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Please see the General Information Catalog for an updated list of courses effective fall 2020.1

Engineering Studies: E S

E S 380L. Nanofabrication and Nanomaterials.

Provides an understanding of the basic tools and materials involved in the fabrication processes needed to create nano-scale structures and functional nanomaterials. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Engineering Studies 377 (Topic: Nanofabrication/Nanomatls-WB) and 380L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Consent of graduate adviser and consent of instructor.

E S 380M. Nanodevices.

Provides an understanding of the basic theory behind important nano-scale devices used in the electronics, display, and energy industries. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Consent of graduate adviser and consent of instructor.

E S 380N. Nanotechnology Innovation.

Provides a framework for innovation with a specific focus on applications of nanotechnology. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Engineering Studies 380L and 380M. Consent of graduate adviser and consent of instructor.

E S 197, 297, 397. Special Subjects in Engineering.

For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. With consent of instructor, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.