PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering
Course requirements: 60 credits, including 36 course credits (15 in core courses and 21 in courses related to the student's area of study) and 24 research credits. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the variety of courses across the University to receive a broad academic education. However, courses have to be approved by their QEC before the qualifying exam is taken, and by the Advisor after this exam. Each admitted student first identifies a track and signs up for one or more core courses (either departmental or study track specific). Typically, each student in both degree programs registers for 12 course credits each semester (4 courses at 3 credits per course) until earning the requisite number of credits. Participation in the Graduate Colloquium (see below). Passing three examinations: the qualifying exam, the preliminary exam (described below), and the final dissertation defense.