College of Engineering Graduate Studies

Traditional Degree Programs

MASTER OF SCIENCE
 

The College of Engineering (COE) at the University of Toledo (UT) offers the following traditional Master of Science (M.S.) degrees through its departments:

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • MS in Engineering with a Concentration in Computer Science
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

The traditional M.S. program is designed to prepare students for research and advanced engineering careers. The COE offers three different configurations for completing a traditional M.S. degree:

coursework-only option

The coursework option is designed for students who desire advanced engineering study through classroom training only. The program requires 36 semester hours of coursework, with specific restrictions on the type and level of courses that must be included within the program. Elective courses must be selected from departmental electives approved by the Department Chair or the Graduate Program Director. Some departments have elected not to offer the M.S. Coursework option. Please consult departmental web pages linked on the left for more information.

M.S. Project option

The M.S. Project option is designed for students who desire advanced engineering study with an applied focus. The program requires 30 semester hours, as follows:

  • 24 semester hours of coursework, with specific restrictions on the type and level of courses that must be included within the program. Elective courses must be selected from departmental electives approved by the Department Chair or the Graduate Program Director.
  • 6 semester hour project, that is conducted under the direction of an advisor. The project involves the collection or analysis of engineering data, the development of an engineering model, or similar types of engineering projects. The project may be associated with the needs of a regional engineering firm who seeks the University's assistance in the completion of their engineering tasks.

Some departments have elected not to offer the M.S. project option. Please consult departmental web pages linked on the left for more information.

M.S. Thesis Option

The M.S. Thesis option is a research degree and is designed for students who desire advanced engineering study and research activity. Students who are considering further study to obtain their Ph.D should consider this option. The program requires 30 semester hours, as follows:

  • 21 semester hours of coursework, with specific restrictions on the type and level of courses that must be included within the program. Elective courses must be selected from departmental electives approved by the Department Chair or the Graduate Program Director.
  • 9 semester hour thesis, that is conducted under the direction of the research advisor. The thesis is the written document that describes new knowledge created through experiment or advanced analysis. Often, the results reported in a thesis are also appropriate for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

 

Doctor of philosophy

The Ph.D. program requires 90 semester hours beyond the Bachelor of Science, or 60 semester hours beyond the Master of Science degrees.  

For student starting from a B.S., the program requires:

  • 45 semester hours of coursework, with specific restrictions on the type and level of courses that must be included within the program. Elective courses must be selected from the departmental electives approved by the Department Chair or the Graduate program Director.
  • 45 semester hours of dissertation research, that is conducted under the direction of the research advisor. Often, the results reported in the dissertation are also appropriate for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Students who already have an M.S. in Engineering can normally apply 30 semester hours to the coursework portion of the Ph.D. requirements.

 Please consult departmental web pages linked on the left for more information.

Ph.D. in BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

The PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toledo is a joint program between The College of Engineering and The College of Medicine. The program is open to qualified students with either degrees in engineering or in science fields such as biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, or computer science. Since prospective students have a variety of backgrounds, the requirements for admission vary.

For more information on this program, please CLICK HERE

 

Last Updated: 6/9/16