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Engineering Information

Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

The Electrical Engineering Department offers the following Undergraduate degrees: 1) Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.). Degree Requirement: 128 hours. 2) Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications Engineering (B.S.T.E.). Degree Requirement: 125 hours. 3) Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (B.S.C.E.). Degree Requirement: 126 hours. The above requirements apply both to students seeking to transfer to U.T. Dallas from other institutions as well as those currently enrolled at U.T. Dallas, whether in another school or in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.

The Computer Science Department offers the following Undergraduate degrees: 1) Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (B.S.C.S). Degree Requirement: 125 hours. 2) Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering (B.S.S.E). Degree Requirement: 124 hours.

The Mechanical Engineering Department offers the following Undergraduate degrees: 1) Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.). Degree Requirements: 127 hours.

The Bioengineering Department offers the following Undergraduate degrees: 1) Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (B.S.B.E.). Degree Requirements: 126 hours.

All undergraduate degree plans must satisfy the requirements specified by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
Fast Track Baccalaureate/Master's Degree the Fast Track program is designed to accelerate programs can be earned in five years of full-time study. This is accomplished by (1) taking courses (typically electives) during one or more summer semesters, and (2) beginning graduate course work during the senior year.

Master's Degree Requirements

The Electrical Engineering Department offers the following Masters degrees: 1) Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.). Students can do MSEE with Major in Telecommunications (Communications and Signal Processing, and Digital Systems) or MSEE with major in Microelectronics (Circuits and Systems; Solid State Devices and Micro Systems Fabrication); and Optical Devices, Materials and Systems). 2) Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering (M.S.T.E.). 3) Master of Science in Computer Engineering (M.S.C.E.).

The Computer Science Department offers the following Masters degrees: 1) Master of Science in Computer Science (M.S.C.S.). 2) Master of Science in Computer Science: Major in Software Engineering (M.S.C.S-SE). There is a separate Research oriented M.S. degree plan (Research track) available for students enrolled in the Computer Science department.

The Materials Science and Engineering Department offers the following Master’s degree: 1) Master of Science in Material Science and Engineering (M.S.E.N.)

The Mechanical Engineering Department offers the following Master’s degree: 1) Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (M.S.M.E)


The Bioengineering Department offers the following Master’s degree: 1) Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (M.S.B.E)

The Systems Engineering and Management Department offer the following Master's degree: 1) Masters of Science in Systems Engineering and Management (MS-SEM). The program is delivered through an equal partnership between the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and the Naveen Jindal School of Management.

Degree requirements: All graduate degree programs require a minimum of 33 semester hours. There is a thesis and a non-thesis option available to students. The thesis option requires six semester hours of research, a written thesis submitted to the graduate school, and a formal public defense of the thesis. All students must have an academic advisor and an approved degree plan.

Doctoral Degree Requirements

The Electrical Engineering Department awards the following doctoral degrees: 1) Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering. 2) Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering with a major in microelectronics 3) Doctor of Philosophy in Telecommunications Engineering. 4) Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering.

The Computer Science Department awards the following doctoral degrees: 1) Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science. 2) Doctor of Philosophy in Software Engineering.

The Materials Science and Engineering Department awards the following doctoral degrees: 1) Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering.

The Mechanical Engineering Department awards the following doctoral degrees: 1) Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering.

The Bioengineering Department awards the following doctoral degrees: 1) Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering.

The degree requirement is same for all the doctoral degree programs. Each program for doctoral study is individually tailored to the student's background and research objectives by the student's supervisory committee. The program will require a minimum of 90 semester credit hours beyond the baccalaureate degree. These credits must include: (a) At least 30 semester hours of graduate level courses beyond the baccalaureate level in the major concentration; (b) Pass in a qualifying exam, consisting of a written dissertation proposal, a public seminar, and a private oral examination conducted by the student's supervising committee. Completion of a major research project culminates in a dissertation demonstrating an original contribution to scientific knowledge and engineering practice. The dissertation will be defended publicly. The core requirements differ from program to program.