Graduate students in the Master of Science degree program may choose from two options to fulfill degree requirements:
– Master of Science and Engineering (M.S.E.) – A traditional course work option (30 credits of coursework).
– Master of Science (M.S.) – A master’s thesis option (24 credits of coursework and 6 credits of Research Thesis).
The Thesis option is available to students who wish to include a research experience as part of their graduate program. A 6 credit hour, written research thesis under the supervision of and approved by at least one NAME faculty is required as part of the 18 credits in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.
In addition to the master of science degree requirements, students must also complete:
31.5 credits of M.B.A. core courses
13.5 credits of elective courses in business administration
Qualified students can finish the joint program with as few as 63 credit hours.
Students may pursue two distinct master’s degrees while allowing for some overlap in course requirements. The student is required to:
Receive approval from both departments and the Rackham School of Graduate Study or the College of Engineering.
Complete the 30 credits required for each department. However, 10 credits may be dually counted, resulting in 50 credits total.
Though there are no specific course requirements for the Ph.D degree, the department requires 9 credit hours of math and 50 total classroom hours, as a minimum of graduate level work. The applicant with a master’s degree in a closely-related field should generally plan to spend a minimum of one additional year in organized classroom studies. Thereafter, the number of courses to be taken will decrease as more time is spent on individual study and research.
Candidates for the Ph.D. degree must:
Pass a written qualifying examination consisting of mathematics plus two areas selected from structures; hydrodynamics; rigid body dynamics; probabilistic methods; and control.
Successfully complete research projects and oral exam.
Hold Semi-Annual progress reviews with candidate’s dissertation committee.
Complete a dissertation of original and independent research in an area of department activity and interest.
Orally present and defend the dissertation.
Fulfill the Graduate School Rackham Fee Total obligation.
The written qualifying examinations, the oral examination, and prospectus are normally completed by the end of the student’s second year. Candidacy is therefore achieved within two and one-half years. It typically takes a total of four years to fulfill the requirements for the Ph.D. degree and students are expected to have one or two publications before graduation.
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