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    Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering

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    1. Biomedical Engineering = BME
    2. Civil, Architectural and
      Environmental Engineering = CAE
    3. Chemical and Biological Engineering = ChBE
    4. Electrical and Computer Engineering = ECE
    5. Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering = MMAE

    Program: Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering

    CAE Ph.D. Programs

    Master of Science in Environmental Engineering, students must take:

    ENVE 527 Statistical Analysis of Systems

    Students should consult the Transfer Credits section for rules on how many credit hours may be transferred from another institution.

    Students must pass a written qualifying examination within three semesters after they have been admitted to the Ph.D. program. The exam is diagnostic in nature, and the results of the exam will determine the student's potential for success in the Ph.D. program and recommendations for a future program of study. The examination in the environmental engineering program will cover core areas, including environmental chemistry, chemodynamics, environmental systems and analysis, and physicochemical processes.

    The comprehensive examination is oral and may include a written exam based on the student's performance on the qualifying exam. The exam questions will be formulated by the members of the Ph.D. examining committee. The examination will also include oral presentation and discussion by the student of a journal article in environmental engineering) selected a priori by the examining committee. The exam must be conducted within a year following completion of the qualifying exam. The Ph.D. examining committee, which may be the same as the Ph.D. thesis committee, should be suggested by the adviser and approved and appointed by the chairperson at least three weeks prior to the examination.

    The thesis proposal approval examination, which is diagnostic in nature, should be conducted after the comprehensive exam and at least one year before the final thesis defense. The exam will be oral and will be administered by the Ph.D. thesis committee. Doctoral research can begin after admission to the Ph.D. program. However, the major portion of the research should not be started until the comprehensive examination is passed and the thesis proposal is approved by the committee. All research must be conducted under the supervision of a full-time department faculty member and in the laboratories of the university. Off-campus research is possible with the approval of the department chairperson. The preliminary thesis draft must meet the approval of all members of the examination committee. An oral examination in defense of the thesis is given as an open university seminar. The thesis defense must meet with the approval of the examination committee; if it does not, the committee has the authority to determine whether or not to grant a re-examination.