Doctor of Engineering

The Doctor of Engineering degree program is administratively managed by the Academic Dean's office in the college of engineering. Dr. Timothy Jacobs, director of interdisciplinary engineering, serves as the program's department head and Tandilyn Morrel serves as the program's academic advisor.

Program Information

The Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng.) Program prepares women and men to work at the highest levels of the engineering profession. This program emphasizes solving problems that arise in using technologies beneficial to mankind. However, those problems and their solutions frequently affect society in nontechnical ways. Therefore, technological advances implemented through business and industry require direction by persons possessing both high technical competence and professional understanding of the social, political and institutional factors involved. Graduates of the D.Eng. Program are uniquely qualified to fulfill that important role.

The program prepares individuals for professional engineering careers in business, industry and the public sector. It is not intended as a research degree nor as preparation for a faculty position at a research university. That is the province of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree. The D.Eng. Program emphasizes engineering practice, public service and the development of leadership potential, not basic research.

D.Eng. graduates are prepared to move quickly into positions of responsibility and authority. Therefore, students are required to take courses in business and communications, supplemented by elective graduate courses. With this background, professional activities can and often do encompass both technical and nontechnical fields.

Positions of leadership call for interaction between technology and society; communication is required not only with other engineers but with other professionals, laymen and workers. The ability to think and express oneself clearly is essential. These needs are considered in the admission requirements and in the internship.

Admission Requirements

Individuals possessing a minimum of an ABET-accredited bachelor's degree in engineering or the equivalent may apply for program admission. Those persons applying with only a bachelor's degree must have a grade point average of at least 3.0/4.0. Individuals applying with a master's degree in engineering must have a grade point average of at least 3.25 for their overall graduate studies. Since the D.Eng. is a practice-oriented, professional degree, at least one year of engineering or one year of engineering-related (or equivalent) practice is an important factor considered for program admission. Applicants must have acceptable GRE scores and grade point averages to be admitted into the D.Eng. Program.

  • For applicants who are not currently Texas A&M students, apply through Apply Texas.
  • For applicants who are currently Texas A&M students, please refer to the Quick Reference Checklist.



The following forms take precedence over the "Graduate Program Manual" link above and are to be used by current D.Eng. students.

Internship Proposal

Your proposed Internship Supervisor will need to be added to your committee as a "special appointment." Please submit an up-to-date resume/CV of your internship supervisor to Matthew Pariyothorn, who will then process the appropriate paperwork.

Download Preliminary Exam Checklist

Preliminary Exam Checklist (Page 1 of PDF)


Download Report of Preliminary Exam

Report of Preliminary Exam (Page 2 of PDF) - Use this document as your Internship Proposal Title/Signature page

Final Internship Objectives

Download Objectives Signature/Title Page

Objectives Signature/Title Page (Use "OAPS proposal approval page" as your final internship objectives title page.)

Final Exam and Record Study Defense

Contact Information

Tandilyn Morrel
Director, Graduate Programs
Engineering Academic and Student Affairs
Engineering Activities Building - B
3127 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3127
Phone: 979-845-6883
Fax: 979-847-8654