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Graduate Study

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Degree Requirements

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Fields of Study

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Appendix
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Graduate Catalog | 2005-2007
College of Engineering

Engineering

Master of Arts
Master of Science in Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy

Facilities for Graduate Work

The College of Engineering has outstanding research and teaching facilities on the main campus and at the J. J. Pickle Research Campus. Details are given in the individual program descriptions that follow.

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Areas of Study

Graduate work in engineering may lead to the Master of Science in Engineering or the Doctor of Philosophy in the following majors: aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering, engineering mechanics, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, operations research and industrial engineering, and petroleum engineering. The Master of Science in Engineering is also offered in architectural engineering and environmental and water resources engineering. Also available are an alternatively scheduled program in engineering management that leads to the Master of Science in Engineering and alternatively scheduled programs in software engineering and engineering circuit design that lead to the Master of Science in Engineering with a major in electrical and computer engineering. The Master of Arts degree is offered in energy and mineral resources. Information about the concentrations offered in each field is given in the program descriptions that follow.

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Degree Requirements

Master of Science in Engineering

This degree is offered in three options: with thesis, with report, and without thesis or report. The thesis option requires at least thirty semester hours of credit; the report option, at least thirty-three hours; and the option without thesis or report, at least thirty-six hours. All three options may not be available in any one field of study; information about the options in each of the fields is given in the program descriptions.

Master of Arts

This interdisciplinary degree is offered only in energy and mineral resources. Candidates must complete at least thirty semester hours of coursework and must write a thesis.

Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy is a research degree. The student pursues coursework approved by the Graduate Studies Committee in the field of specialization and in supporting work outside the major. Before admission to candidacy, the student is expected to pass qualifying examinations and to meet additional requirements established by the Graduate Studies Committee. Admission to candidacy must be approved by the committee and the graduate dean. A dissertation that is an original contribution to scholarship and is the result of independent investigation in the major area is required of every candidate.

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Dual Degree Programs

Master of Science in Engineering/Master of Business Administration

The graduate program in mechanical engineering (manufacturing and decision systems engineering) offers a dual degree program with the McCombs School of Business.

Master of Science in Engineering/Master of Public Affairs

The graduate program in civil engineering offers a dual degree program with the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. With the permission of the graduate adviser of the engineering program, students may follow a dual degree program that combines another engineering discipline with public affairs.

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Intercollegial Programs

Graduate engineering study may also be a component of the master's and doctoral degrees in computational and applied mathematics.

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For More Information

Campus address: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) 10.326, phone (512) 471-7995; fax (512) 475-6743; campus mail code: C2100

Mailing address: The University of Texas at Austin, Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, 1 University Station C2100, Austin TX 78712

URL: http://www.engr.utexas.edu/

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Graduate Catalog | 2005-2007  

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