Students must comply with the requirements for the Interdisciplinary Engineering (ITDE) program, outlined in the graduate catalog. Students work with their research advisory committee to identify courses for their degree plan.

  • On the degree plan, a total of 96 hours is required beyond the bachelor’s degree; of which is required a minimum of 48 hours of 600/700 level course work (other than 691 and 685 hours).
  • For students with a master’s degree, a total of 64 hours is required; of which is required a minimum of 24 hours of 600/700 level course work (other than 691 and 685 hours).
  • Additional courses beyond the minimum will be determined by the student’s chair/committee in consultation with the Director of Interdisciplinary Engineering Programs.
  • Successfully complete MATH 601 and STAT 601 or equivalent(s).
  • Must complete and pass:
    • A written qualifying exam, with the option to additionally conduct an oral qualifying exam, developed and administered by the student’s committee and chair(s), within 2 semesters of matriculation to the Ph.D. ITDE program.
    • The option to exercise an oral exam in addition to the written exam is held by the committee. Written copies of the exam must be approved by the Director of Interdisciplinary Engineering prior to its administration to the student.
      • To request review of the qualifying exam, submit a copy of the exam and the qualifying exam form (signed) to the Interdisciplinary Engineering Programs Office.
      • The committee may, at their discretion but with approval from the Director of Interdisciplinary Engineering, choose to accept the student’s successful passing of another degree program’s qualifying exam to satisfy this requirement.
    • A preliminary exam, composed of a written proposal (to be filed with Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS) and an oral preliminary examination, administered by the student’s committee and chair(s).
      • Deadlines for completing the preliminary exam are established by OGAPS and must be strictly followed.
    • A final exam, composed of a written dissertation and an oral defense of the completed research, administered by the student’s committee and chair(s).