College of Engineering Office of Graduate Studies

Graduate Programs

/engineering/

students

The college of engineering

resources

Contact Us

Office of Graduate Studies and Research
Nitschke Hall, MS 310
2801 West Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43606-3390
Phone: (419) 530-7391
Fax: (419) 530-7392

Graduate Degree Programs

MASTER OF SCIENCE
 

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

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

The M.S. program is designed to prepare students for research and advanced engineering careers. The COE offers three different options for completing a M.S. degree. Although all options are available for the M.S. degree, the number of students admitted under each is up to the discretion of the respective department and varies from year to year.

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 at the doctoral level 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. The results reported in a thesis are often appropriate for publication in a peer-reviewed journal or conference.

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 hours of project, 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.

Project option is available in all departments. Please consult specific department web pages for more information.

coursework-only option

The coursework option is designed for students who desire advanced engineering study through classroom training only. The program requires 30 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. Coursework only option is available in all departments. Please consult specific department web pages for more information.

Doctor of philosophy

The COE offers a PhD in engineering with concentration in following disciplines.

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

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

For students entering with a B.S. degree, the program requires:

  • 45 semester hours of coursework, specific coursework requirements are set by each program. Coursework consists of core courses taken by all students in a particular program as well as elective courses that are selected in consultation with the dissertation advisor to support the research area.
  • 45 semester hours of dissertation research. Dissertation research is conducted under the direction of the research advisor. The results reported in the dissertation are typically submitted for publication in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

Students with an M.S. in Engineering can normally apply 30 semester hours toward the coursework portion of the Ph.D. requirements.

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 degrees in engineering or in science related 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: 5/23/18