Master’s programs in the College of Engineering require a minimum of two semesters in residence. At least 30 semester hours of graduate credit, which may include six credits for a thesis, must be satisfactorily completed to obtain the degree.
A candidate for the Ph.D. must spend a minimum of three years in full-time study and research beyond a bachelor’s degree, display proficiency and high attainment in scholarly endeavor and independent investigation, pass written Ph.D. qualifying exam, pass both an oral and a written admission-to-candidacy examination, and present a dissertation and successfully defend it in an oral examination. All requirements are expected to be completed within five years following completion of residence requirements.
While you can obtain information from each department in the College of Engineering, application and admission is granted through the University’s Graduate School.
Our interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in bioengineering offers training in a wide range of engineering and biological fields, including physical, chemical, and mathematical sciences. As an entering Ph.D. student, you are admitted into the University’s Graduate School (and bioengineering program) with simultaneous admission into one of the departments within the College of Engineering. This is your home department for administrative support and funding. Faculty from this department help you plan an academic path that emphasizes a traditional engineering discipline while incorporating coursework in a specialized area of interest, such as orthopedics, medical imaging, tissue engineering, biotransport, or diagnostic devices. For more information, visit http://www.nd.edu/~bioeng.
As you consider your career in engineering, another graduate study option open to you is the yearlong ESTEEM (Engineering, Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Master’s) degree program. If you are interested in being a leader and in driving engineering and scientific discovery to a viable commercial product, ESTEEM provides a strong foundation for your success. From graduate-level engineering and science courses to further refine your technical skills ... to courses in technology business fundamentals — including finance, technical marketing, strategy, ethics, operations management, and R & D management, you will be teamed with a faculty mentor, who will guide you as you develop a working business plan for a technology start-up, and challenged to think “way outside of the box.” For more information, visit http://esteem.nd.edu.