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Engineering Information

Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

Completion of any of the prescribed curricula, with an overall grade point average of at least 2.0 (C). A minimum of 18 credits of People & Society/Humanities and Arts electives are required for graduation.

The Engineering Science Curriculum, because of its special purpose, has a higher requirement, i.e., a grade point average of 3.0 (B).

The requirements for graduation are specified by each Department. Programs reflect the general education requirements of the University of Miami and the requirements of the appropriate accrediting agencies.

The University also has a 45 credit residency requirement.

Master's Degree Requirements

Thesis option:
1. An approved integrated program with a minimum of 30 semester credits with an average grade of "B" or better and no grade below "C".
2. At least six (6) course credits must be on the 700 level.
3. Six credits of the required 30 must be earned in thesis work.
4. An oral examination in defense of the thesis.

Non-thesis option:
1. An approved integrated program with a minimum of 30 semester credits with an average grade of "B" or better and no grade below "C".
2. At least twelve (12) of the course credits must be at the 700 level.
3. In most departments a 3-credit graduating project is required.

Doctoral Degree Requirements

The programs leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy comply in full with the regulations of the Graduate School concerning admission, residence requirements, qualifying and final examinations and dissertation.
1. Applicants for admission to the Ph.D. program will be expected to have superior records in their M.S. and B.S. degree programs, well above average scores on the Graduate Record Examination, and strong letters of recommendation.
2. At least 18 credits in courses must be taken beyond the requirements for the M.S. degree of which 6 credits must be at the 700 level.
3. All candidates for the doctorate are expected to complete an appropriate integrated program of studies in preparation for the comprehensive Qualifying Examination.
4. Students are expected to take their qualifying exams during the first year of enrollment. Admission to candidacy across College of Engineering Departments includes passing the qualifying exam and successful defense of a proposal for research.
5. Minimum of one year beyond admission to candidacy is usually necessary for the completion of an acceptable dissertation (12 credits or more), whereupon the student is then expected to defend their Ph.D. thesis during the Final Oral Examination.
6. Departments may have requirements in addition to the above general requirements for their own graduate programs.