D.Sc. Program in Systems Engineering
D.Sc. Degree Requirements
Degree requirements for the D.Sc. Program in Systems Engineering include a minimum of 67 graduate credit hours. It is possible to receive 24-30 credit hours if you have a STEM related M.S. degree with the approval of the program director.
Once accepted into the program, the student is required to successfully complete the core systems engineering courses which are intended to help you develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for systems engineering. During this course of study, you are considered a doctoral student.
|CORE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING COURSES||CREDITS REQUIRED|
|SE 601 - Systems Engineering Fundamentals||3 credits|
|SE 606 - System Architecture and Modeling||3 credits|
|SE 602 - Risk and Failure Analysis||3 credits|
|SE 603 - Integration, Test and Evaluation||3 credits|
|SE 609 - Research Methods||3 credit|
|Electives||Varies by student|
|Doctoral Research (at least 18 credits)||Varies by student|
|TOTAL GRADUATE CREDITS||67 CREDITS|
Required Examinations in this program have two parts. There is a written component, and an oral component to each. These exams will be discussed in detail later in this handbook. The exams are:
- Qualifying Exam: Written and Oral
- Proposal Defense: Written and Oral
- Dissertation Defense: Written and Public Oral Defense
If you enter the program with only a Bachelor’s degree, you will be required to obtain another 30 credits from the USA course catalog. Your course of study will be guided by your doctoral advisor.