The graduate program provides students with opportunities to engage in a wide range of research based on shared knowledge and principles of engineering including mathematics, statistics, mechanics, chemistry, the physical sciences, and the properties of materials. Acquiring knowledge across several fields helps students formulate solutions to new and complex problems in the context of current social and economic considerations.

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Graduate Student Handbook

Important Dates and Deadlines for Graduate Students

Fellowships – Sources of support from the Graduate College

 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

I. CIVIL ENGINEERING

In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements:

Non Thesis Track

36 credit hours are required to graduate.

Minimum of 12 credits of 5XX level courses:

*8 credits must be from CME 5XX courses (excludes CME 596).

*4 must be CME 5XX or COE 5XX course (excludes CME 596 or equivalent).

Remaining 24 credits hours:

*Must be CME 4XX/5XX or COE 4XX/5XX (Only one CME 596 or its equivalent is accepted for graduation credit. CME 496 or its equivalent will not count for graduation credit).

*ENGR 4XX are not accepted.

*Any course outside the COE must be approved by academic adviser first.

Thesis Track

36 credit hours are required to graduate.

Minimum of 24 credit hours of coursework needed besides thesis:

Minimum of 12 credits of 5XX level courses:

*8 credits must be from CME 5XX courses (excludes CME 596).

*4 credits must be CME 5XX or COE 5XX course (excludes CME 596 or equivalent).

Remaining 12 credit hours:

*Must be CME 4XX/5XX or COE 4XX/5XX (Only one CME 596 or its equivalent is accepted for graduation credit. CME 496 or its equivalent will not count for graduation credit).

*ENGR 4XX are not accepted.

*Any course outside the COE must be approved by academic adviser first.

Minimum of 12 credits of CME 598 (MS Thesis).

In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements:

Student with M.S. Degree

108 credit hours are required to graduate.

Minimum of 56 credit hours of coursework needed besides dissertation:

*32 credit hours will be granted towards coursework credits from MS degree.

*Remaining 24 credit hours:

*16 credit hours of CME 5XX (excludes CME 596).

*8 credit hours of CME 4XX/5XX or COE 4XX/5XX (Only one CME 596 or its equivalent is accepted for graduation credit. CME 496 or its equivalent will not count for graduation credit).

*ENGR 4XX are not accepted.

*Any course outside the COE must be approved by academic adviser first.

Qualifying Review:

Preliminary Exam: must be scheduled at least 1 year before thesis defense.

Thesis Dissertation defense (52 credits of CME 599).

Student without M.S. Degree

108 credit hours are required to graduate.

Minimum of 56 credit hours of coursework needed for graduation besides dissertation:

*Minimum of 28 credit hours of 5XX courses:

*16 credit hours of CME 5XX courses (excludes CME 596).

*12 credit hours of CME 5XX or COE 5XX courses (excludes CME 596 or equivalent).

*Remaining 28 credit hours:

*Must be CME 4XX/5XX or COE 4XX/5XX (Only one CME 596 or its equivalent is accepted for graduation credit. CME 496 or its equivalent will not count for graduation credit).

*ENGR 4XX are not accepted.

*Any course outside the COE must be approved by academic adviser first.

Qualifying Review:

Preliminary Exam: must be scheduled at least 1 year before thesis defense.

Thesis Dissertation defense (52 credits of CME 599).

Graduate Catalog – Civil Engineering program requirements and course offerings

CME Graduate Courses

Schedule of Class

II. MATERIALS ENGINEERING

In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements:

Thesis Track

36 credit hours are required to graduate.

Minimum of 24 credit hours of coursework needed besides thesis:

Minimum of 12 credits of 5XX level courses:

*8 credits must be from CME 5XX courses (excludes CME 596).

*4 credits must be CME 5XX or COE 5XX course (excludes CME 596 or equivalent).

Remaining 12 credit hours:

*Must be CME 4XX/5XX or COE 4XX/5XX (Only one CME 596 or its equivalent is accepted for graduation credit. CME 496 or its equivalent will not count for graduation credit).

*ENGR 4XX are not accepted.

*Any course outside the COE must be approved by academic adviser first.

Minimum of 12 credits of CME 598 (MS Thesis).

In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements:

Student with M.S. Degree

108 credit hours are required to graduate.

Minimum of 56 credit hours of coursework needed besides dissertation:

*32 credit hours will be granted towards coursework credits from MS degree.

*Remaining 24 credit hours:

*16 credit hours of CME 5XX (excludes CME 596).

*8 credit hours of CME 4XX/5XX or COE 4XX/5XX (Only one CME 596 or its equivalent is accepted for graduation credit. CME 496 or its equivalent will not count for graduation credit).

*ENGR 4XX are not accepted.

*Any course outside the COE must be approved by academic adviser first.

Qualifying Review:

Preliminary Exam: must be scheduled at least 1 year before thesis defense.

Thesis Dissertation defense (52 credits of CME 599).

Student without M.S. Degree

108 credit hours are required to graduate.

Minimum of 56 credit hours of coursework needed for graduation besides dissertation:

*Minimum of 28 credit hours of 5XX courses:

*16 credit hours of CME 5XX courses (excludes CME 596).

*12 credit hours of CME 5XX or COE 5XX courses (excludes CME 596 or equivalent).

*Remaining 28 credit hours:

*Must be CME 4XX/5XX or COE 4XX/5XX (Only one CME 596 or its equivalent is accepted for graduation credit. CME 496 or its equivalent will not count for graduation credit).

*ENGR 4XX are not accepted.

*Any course outside the COE must be approved by academic adviser first.

Qualifying Review:

Preliminary Exam: must be scheduled at least 1 year before thesis defense.

Thesis Dissertation defense (52 credits of CME 599).

Graduate Catalog – Materials Engineering program requirements and course offerings

CME Graduate Courses

Schedule of Class

THESIS DEFENSE AND PRELIMINARY EXAM REQUIREMENTS

MS Thesis Defense – Everything you need to know

Preliminary Exam – Everything you need to know

PhD Dissertation Defense – Everything you need to know

Reserve a room – For your thesis defense, lab meeting or special event.

GRADUATE FORMS

Committee Recommendation – Used for approval of committees for MS thesis, doctoral preliminary examination or doctoral dissertation

Change of Thesis Title or Committee Members – Complete this form only for changes of thesis title or committee member(s) that were previously approved by the Graduate College