Engineering, PhD

Parent Entity: 
Engineering and Computer Science, College of
Program Type: 
Degree Type: 
Doctor of Philosophy

Program Description:

The College of Engineering and Computer Science offers a program of graduate study leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree in engineering. The degree is awarded for demonstrated scholarly excellence in study and research that provides a significant contribution to specific areas in the field of engineering. In addition to faculty expertise, the program's strength lies in its unique multidisciplinary approach and outstanding opportunities for collaborative research.

Admissions Requirements:

Students may be admitted to the Ph.D. in Engineering Program with a bachelor's degree from an ABET-accredited program or a master's degree from an engineering program; satisfaction of the admission requirements as set forth by the Graduate School; and a record (transcripts, statement of research interests, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and, if applicable, TOEFL scores) that indicates potential for a career in engineering research as evaluated by the program's admission committee. Students with previous degrees in fields other than engineering will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Modern laboratory facilities provide ample equipment for instructional support and research in a number of areas. The college manages and maintains a number of computer systems and laboratories that are available to students. These include Sun Microsystems servers and workstations, several Linux-based high performance computing clusters, and numerous networked Linux and Windows PC's. Access is also available to the Ohio Supercomputer Center via the Ohio Academic and Research Network (OARNET) and Internet2.


The program is a collaborative effort in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Program faculty at Wright State reside in the departments of biomedical, industrial and human factors engineering; computer science and engineering; electrical engineering; and mechanical and materials engineering.

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