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Engineer Program

The objective is to broaden training through additional work in engineering and the related sciences and by additional specialization.

Basic requirements include completion of 90 units of course work including 15 units of research (ENERGY 362), and including all course requirements of the department’s master’s degree (39 units, excluding research). If the candidate has received credit for research in the M.S. degree, this credit ordinarily would be transferable to the Engineer degree, in which case a total of 9 additional research units would be required. No more than 10 of the 90 required units can be applied to overcoming deficiencies in undergraduate training.

At least 30 units in Engineering and closely allied fields must be taken in advanced work, that is, work beyond the master’s degree requirements and in addition to research (ENERGY 362). These may include courses from the Ph.D. degree list below or advanced-level courses from other departments with prior consent of the adviser. All courses must be taken for a letter grade. The student must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 in courses taken for the degree of Engineer. A thesis based on 15 units of research must be submitted and approved by the adviser, another faculty member, and the University Committee on Graduate Studies.