The education of engineers in state-of-the-art areas of advanced technology and the UMass Lowell's commitment to national and regional economic development are the major premises upon which the graduate programs in the College of Engineering are based. These programs are intended to produce engineers whose education not only develops expertise in the design, development and production of products, but also an understanding of the management involved in the creation of new products, companies and service organizations. Thus, the graduate programs in engineering are intended to educate engineers capable of keeping abreast with the rapidly changing technology that characterizes the high technology economy of the Northeast and for research careers in academia, industry and government. These graduate programs lead to degrees of Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy, and Doctor of Engineering. The College is led by Joseph Hartman, Ph.D., Dean of the Francis College of Engineering. The graduate programs for the College are overseen by James A. Sherwood, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies.
The Master of Science in Engineering (M.S. Eng.) degree awarded in the following fields:
The Master of Science (M.S.) degree awarded in the following fields:
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree awarded through the College of Engineering in the following options:
The Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng.) degree awarded through the College of Engineering in the following options:
The intent of the Doctor of Engineering/Doctor of Philosophy (D.Eng./Ph.D.) programs is to prepare engineers for leadership and research positions in industry, academia and government. The doctoral programs include advanced graduate course work in engineering and allied subjects and research culminating in a doctoral dissertation. The Ph.D. degree is oriented more towards academic research, while the D.Eng. degree is oriented more toward industry.
A total of 63 credit hours of graduate level courses are required for both the Ph.D. and D.Eng. degrees. These credits are composed of the following components:
In addition to this 63 semester hours of approved graduate courses and dissertation:
Dissertations which are industrial in orientation should use the D.Eng. degree, based upon discussion with the supervising faculty advisor. Students may elect either degree designation with the consent of the faculty advisor, subject to the requirements of each degree.
Options are offered in the following areas:
The Doctor of Philosophy in Physics (Ph.D.) degree awarded through the College of Arts and Sciences in the following fields:
The Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry (Ph.D.) degree awarded through the College of Arts and Sciences in the following fields:
The Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree awarded through the College of Health Sciences in the following field: