Ph.D. - Materials Engineering Auburn University - College of Engineering
Why this degree?
Graduate study in materials engineering provides opportunities for students to acquire highly advanced knowledge in materials science or engineering through a combination of rigorous coursework, an oral exam, a dissertation, and defense of that dissertation and seminar presentations.
What can you expect?
The faculty research adviser and student prepare a plan of study that is approved by the department chair dean of the Graduate School.
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You are eligible to apply if:
- You pass qualifying examinations (oral and written) with a greater proficiency than master’s students prior to taking the comprehensive examinations.
To complete the program you must:
- Complete a total of 60 credit hours: 30 hours of 6000/7000- level courses, of which at least 24 are MATL courses; 10 to 30 hours of MATL 8990; and 0-20 hours of other coursework
- Complete at least 18 hours of graded courses taken at Auburn
- Complete an oral exam
- Submit a plan of study, approved by the advisory committee, in the second semester
- Present a dissertation proposal at least 1.5 years before graduation
- present a dissertation defense
- Complete a seminar presentation in the Graduate Seminar Series course
English Language Requirements
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