Courses

The courses are currently listed on the Ole Miss catalog. A complete list of courses may be found in the Graduate Catalog. Click the Programs tab and then select your current program.

Master of Science in Engineering Science Degree Requirements

Detailed information on the general requirements for an advanced degree at the University of Mississippi may be found in the Graduate School Catalog.

The general requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Engineering Science are stated in the section on Requirements for Graduate Degrees. There is no foreign language requirement for these degrees. The student may complete the M.S. degree requirements under either (1) thesis option, which requires a minimum of 30 hours of graduate credit, including 6 hours of thesis; or (2) nonthesis option, which requires a minimum of 30 hours of graduate credit of which a minimum of 3 hours should be earned from a design-oriented program or research project course. The following are degree completion requirements for some of the established fields of study.

Course requirements for a M.S. degree in Engineering Science emphasizing Civil Engineering

For the emphasis in civil engineering and the emphasis in environmental engineering, the thesis option requires at least 24 hours of course work and at least 6 hours of thesis credit. The non-thesis option requires 27 hours of course work and a 3-hour project or research course with a written report, final presentation, and oral examination. Course work for either option must be approved by the student's advisory committee.

Ph.D. in Engineering Science Degree Requirements

Detailed information on the general requirements for an advanced degree at the University of Mississippi may be found in the Graduate School Catalog.

The candidate's studies for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Science will be in specialized areas of engineering, which may or may not cut across departmental and school lines. It is not the intent of the program to offer the student a general science or general engineering education. Instead the program is designed with great flexibility so that the student may specialize in fields of engineering science that are taught in different departments and in different schools. The course work in the program will be directed to enable the student to do modern research on topics such as soil mechanics, fluid mechanics, materials science, aeroacoustics, systems analysis, applied mathematics, statistical thermodynamics, electromagnetic theory, antennas, plasmas and computer methods in geology and geostatistics, computational hydroscience, and environmental engineering.

Course requirements for a Ph.D. degree in Engineering Science emphasizing Civil Engineering

For the emphasis in civil engineering required courses include Finite Element Analysis I (ENGR 590), Continuum Mechanics (ENGR 617), and two approved mathematics courses (3 hours each). The remaining course work is determined by the student's advisory committee. A total of 60 semester hours beyond the baccalaureate is required, of which 18 must be dissertation hours. Before admission to candidacy, the student must pass written and oral comprehensive exams.

Graduation Milestones
Selection of committee and major advisor

All students must have a major advisor that will be the primary supervisor for the student's research. The major advisor must be a member of the Civil Engineering faculty.

Prospectus

The Prospectus is a written and oral summary of the research planned and results of any preliminary work performed. The summary must include background information, a description of the field site (if applicable), methods to be employed, preliminary results, and a tentative timeline for completion. The title, date, and abstract for the prospectus must be posted at least 5 days prior to the presentation. There must be one intervening semester between the defense of the thesis or dissertation prospectus and the defense of the thesis or dissertation. Requires submission of an official form to the Graduate School (Ph.D. only).

Completion of course work

Subject to the guidelines of the Graduate School and approval by the student's committee.

Comprehensive exams (Ph.D. only)

Comprehensive exams are given near or after the completion of course work. Comprehensive exams consist of a written exam administered by the members of the student's committee, and an oral exam that may include questioning open to the general university community, and questioning limited to the student's committee. Deficiencies found in a comprehensive exam could lead to additional course work or assignments being required by the student's committee. Requires submission of an official form to the Graduate School.

Application to graduate

Contact the Graduate School for current deadlines and application forms.

Defense of thesis or dissertation

The final defense requires that a nearly completed final draft of the thesis or dissertation has been approved by the major advisor and submitted to the committee. The title, date and abstract must be posted at least 5 days before the defense. The format of the defense is determined by the major advisor and committee. Requires submission of an official form to the Graduate School.

Submission of signed thesis or dissertation to the Graduate School

Requires submission of an official form to the Graduate School.

For Further Information

Contact Graduate Coordinator for Civil Engineering Dr. Christopher Mullen

Contact Graduate Coordinator for Environmental Engineering Dr. Cristiane Surbeck