As a student in the program, you will conduct original research under the supervision of an advisor and committee, write, and successfully defend a dissertation.
Recent research dissertation titles have included:
For more information on areas of research specialization and selected research topics: Systems Engineering Specialization Areas
(After B.S. Degree in Engineering or Physical Science)
Core Curriculum (12 Credit Hours)
Sys Eng 5101 - Systems Engineering and Analysis
Sys Eng 6102 - Information Based Design
Sys Eng 6103 - Systems Life Cycle Costing
Sys Eng 6104 - Systems Architecting
Systems Engineering Electives (18 Credit Hours)
Specialization Electives (24 Credit Hours)
Research (30 Credit Hours)
Program TOTAL (84 Credit Hours)
A condition of the oral Ph.D. qualifying exam is that students must have a GPA of 3.5 for the core curriculum courses.
To complete the Ph.D. in systems engineering program, you must normally spend at least two sequential semesters in full-time residence at the university.
As an off-campus, working professional, you can meet the two-year residency requirement by doing the following:
Please refer to the graduate catalog for the program process and time limit, etc.