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University of South Alabama - 2016

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Engineering Information

Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

To become a candidate for a Bachelor of Science degree in one of the five major disciplines within the College of Engineering, the student must satisfy the general requirements of the University and must have satisfactorily completed the program in instruction specified by the major department, while maintaining at least a GPA of 2.00 or C-level competency in all subjects taken in the student's major department at the University of South Alabama.

Master's Degree Requirements

Two plans of study are offered, Thesis Option and Project Option. The Thesis Option differs from the Project Option in that the thesis is usually oriented toward original engineering research whereas the project is usually oriented toward engineering applications. Students must complete satisfactorily a comprehensive exam. The thesis or project candidate must present a satisfactory oral defense of the written report. Students completing a thesis must also submit a paper, based on the thesis, in publishable format for the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies in Engineering.

Doctoral Degree Requirements

The Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) Program in Systems Engineering offers students specialization in an
interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to engineering design of complex systems. Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary field of engineering that focuses on how complex engineering projects are designed and managed over their life cycles. The main objectives of the D.Sc. Program are to provide a unique interdisciplinary program that meets the needs of industry and the community in the area of systems engineering, to prepare graduates for leadership positions in applied research that require the use of systems engineering tools to solve complex engineering problems, and to capitalize on the opportunities that result from the interactions of a research university with industry. This program is designed primarily for students
who wish to pursue research-based careers in industry and government. Coursework across several systems
related disciplines is coupled with research on a topic pertaining to systems engineering.