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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis - 2016

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Engineering Information

Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

Complete program of study; complete at least two semesters of resident study at IUPUI, and complete at least 32 credit hours of appropriate course work, of which 12 credit hours must be completed in the major at the junior level or higher. Students are also expected to complete the senior year in residence; must have GPA of 2.0 in required Engineering courses and an overall GPA of 2.0 for all courses on plan of study.

Master's Degree Requirements

A minimum total of 30 credit hours are required; at least 60% of the total credit hours used to satisfy degree requirements must be earned in residence at the degree-granting institution; maintain a graduation index of B average or better; students must file a plan of study at the start of their second semester in the program; students must designate thesis or non-thesis option on the plan of study; for thesis option, the final examination is usually an oral examination in which the student defends the thesis.

Doctoral Degree Requirements

Students are admitted to the Doctoral Program in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering on the basis of superior performance in a Bachelor's or Master's program. The Doctor of Philosophy program requires extensive research and the writing of a thesis in addition to coursework. In particular, the degree requires 90 total credit hours of coursework and Ph.D. thesis research. The 90 credit hours include a 36 minimum credit hours of graduate (500 and 600 levels) course work. The Ph.D. program may also involve additional course work as prescribed by the advisory committee. In addition, students must satisfy qualifying examination requirements, typically within one to two years after entering the Ph.D. degree program, and submit a written thesis proposal, typically within a year of passing the qualifying examination. The Ph.D. degree is awarded upon completion of the doctoral thesis.