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Philosophy in Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (WUR) , WI,
The Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee is conferred in recognition of marked scholarship in a broad field of knowledge as well as distinguished critical creative achievement within a special area of the general field. The Ph.D. is offered in all five engineering disciplines as well as computer science.

About

The Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee provides breadth by requiring a program of coursework and depth through participation in research or design synthesis. The research or design synthesis effort is documented in a thesis that is presented and defended by the student at the final degree examination.

For those with prior engineering/scientific work experience which includes appropriate report writing, the program offers a non-thesis option which requires additional coursework in lieu of thesis. 

Since the program does not require a rigid set of courses, each student, in consultation with faculty, has the flexibility to put together a program of study which is compatible with the student's career objectives. 

The flexibility of customizing the program of study makes the Master of Science in Engineering Program suitable as a terminal degree as well as a stepping stone for doctoral level study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    66 Credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Civil, 
  • Computer Science, 
  • Electrical, 
  • Materials, 
  • Industrial,
  • Mechanical.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering or computer science, depending on choice of program.
  • If you have BS or MS degrees outside of engineering or computer science, you may be admitted with no more than two program-defined course deficiencies.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in the highest degree granted based on a 4.0 scale.
  • A brief statement describing your professional goals (SoP) and two letters of reference.
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for all international and domestic applicants.
  • International students require proof of English language proficiency.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Milwaukee

  • 1066 - 1770 USD/month
    Living Costs

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