The student seeking a Ph.D. degree in the field of engineering or
applied science is a member of a community of researchers and
professional practitioners, both student and faculty, who are working
close to the very frontier of human knowledge in their individual areas
of specialization. It is a stimulating intellectual experience that
involves the interplay of highly capable minds in the realm of ideas
for the Ph.D. in engineering includes the demonstrated mastery of an
area of scientific and engineering knowledge and the defense of an
original scholarly dissertation based on independent research.
The Ph.D. SE degree aims to achieve simultaneously the following educational goals:
- Provide a solid foundation and depth in systems engineering theory and practice.
- Provide breadth across transdisciplinary engineering fields.
- Provide specialized contributions to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge through the Doctor of Philosophy dissertation.