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Princeton University - 2016

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Engineering Information

Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

36 courses are required for the BSE degree. These must include at least 7 courses in the humanities and social sciences. A course satisfying the University writing requirement must be included; so must a course leading to computer proficiency. Course requirements in physics (2), chemistry (1), and mathematics (4) may be reduced by advanced placement. Other requirements including a core of 8 upperclass major courses, are set by departments for different programs of concentration; a C average in the departmental core is required for graduation. All engineering undergraduates complete one or more independent research or design projects.

Master's Degree Requirements

The M.S.E. requires a course of study as prescribed by the individual departments. All departments require a thesis. The M.Eng. degree is a one-year, non-thesis program of study, which requires eight graduate level courses with a minimum of six technical courses and optional design/project courses.

Doctoral Degree Requirements

The Ph.D. requires successful performance on the general examination, an acceptable dissertation, and its successful defense in a final public oral examination. In addition, there may also be departmental requirements of course work.