Engineering (Ph.D.)

Engineering (Ph.D.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses 1
ENGR 796Graduate Orientation/Seminar Series3
ENGR Elective 23
ENGR Elective 23
ENGR Elective 23
ENGR Elective 23
ENGR Elective 23
ENGR Elective 23
ENGR Elective 23
ENGR Elective 23
ENGR Elective 23
ENGR Elective 23
Total Hours33
1

The Ph.D. committee is responsible for oversight of the following: (1) the educational program of study requiring a minimum of 12 courses (3 credits/course), (2) Ph.D. Qualification Exam, (3) dissertation proposal, and (4) dissertation defense. In order to complete the requirements for this degree, the student must plan a program with the Ph.D. committee.

2

Choose from the following courses, based on plan of study approved by Ph.D. committee: ENGR 701 Numerical Methods (3 c.h.), ENGR 703 Partial Differential Equations (3 c.h.), ENGR 704 Ordinary Differential Equations (3 c.h.), ENGR 705 Finite Element Analysis (3 c.h.), ENGR 712 Computing Languages (Python, MATLAB, C, C++, Fortran) (3 c.h.), ENGR 717 Advanced Thermodynamics (3 c.h.), ENGR 721 Advanced Heat Transfer (3 c.h.), ENGR 725 Continuum Mechanics (3 c.h.), ENGR 727 Advanced Mechanics of Materials (3 c.h.), ENGR 741 Inelasticity (3 c.h.), ENGR 743 Damage and Fracture (3 c.h.), ENGR 745 Fatigue (3 c.h.), ENGR 795 Directed Individual Study in Engineering (3 c.h.), ENGR 796 Graduate Orientation/Seminar Series (3 c.h.), ENGR 797 Special Topics in Engineering (3 c.h.), ENGR 798 Teaching Practicum in Engineering (3 c.h.), ENGR 806 Computational Fluid Dynamics (3 c.h.), ENGR 815 Bio-Inspired Design (3 c.h.), ENGR 816 Design Optimization (3 c.h.), ENGR 831 Composite Materials (3 c.h.), ENGR 835 Materials Processing Methods (3 c.h.), ENGR 837 Materials Characterization Methods (SEM, OM) (3 c.h.), ENGR 839 Mechanical Metallurgy (3 c.h.), ENGR 851 Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) (3 c.h.), ENGR 987 Dissertation Research in Engineering (3 c.h.), ENGR 988 Dissertation Research in Engineering (6 c.h.), ENGR 989 Dissertation Research in Engineering (9 c.h.), and ENGR 990 Dissertation Defense in Engineering (0 c.h.), or any 500-600 level ENGR course.

Dissertation and Practicum Courses
ENGR 798Teaching Practicum in Engineering3
ENGR Elective 127
ENGR 990Dissertation Defense in Engineering0
Total Hours30
1

Must take a minimum of 27 hours of dissertation research (any combination of ENGR 987 Dissertation Research in Engineering (3 c.h.)ENGR 988 Dissertation Research in Engineering (6 c.h.), and ENGR 989 Dissertation Research in Engineering (9 c.h.) can satisfy this criteria, however only one of these courses can be taken in any given term).

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 63 hours
  • A minimum of 21 hours must be completed through Liberty University, not to include credits from a prior degree earned through Liberty
  • A maximum of 42 hours of transfer credit, including credit from a degree on the same academic level previously earned through Liberty, may be applied to the degree
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grades lower than B- may be applied to the degree
  • Degree must be completed within 10 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Residential Format

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