Graduate degrees are offered in the following areas:
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Programs leading to master's degrees are available in chemical, civil, computer science, electrical, industrial and systems, and mechanical engineering. In addition, the Ph.D. is offered in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, and a cross-disciplinary program in integrated engineering with specialties in civil engineering, industrial engineering, and mechanical engineering.
The college is housed in the Stocker Engineering and Technology Center. Interdisciplinary research is conducted through the college's centers and institute: the Avionics Engineering Center, the Center for Advanced Materials Processing Research, the Center for Automatic Identification Education and Research, the Institute for Corrosion in Multiphase Technology, the Ohio Coal Research Center, the Center for Advanced Software Systems Integration, the Center for Intelligence, Distributed, Dependable Systems, and the Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment. Students and faculty cooperate across departments to perform research in these centers on multidisciplinary projects.
The standard four-year course in engineering or its equivalent, as offered in institutions approved by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc., is a general prerequisite for graduate study. For computer science, the prerequisite for graduate study is the standard four-year course offered by institutions approved by the Computer Science Accreditation Commission of the Computer Science Accreditation Board. Graduates in science and other fields of engineering whose programs included sufficient courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, the humanities, and the social sciences may be accepted as graduate students, although undergraduate basic engineering courses may be required. The Graduate Record Examination is required for applicants to all graduate programs except in extenuating circumstances. See program listings for specific application and admissions information.
Private endowments provide fellowships and assistantships ranging from $12,000 to $18,000 plus tuition (excluding the general and recreational facilities fees). Other teaching and research assistantships also are available. See program listings for details.
Programs leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering are offered with particular research emphasis in the areas of air quality and atmospheric chemistry, biomedicl and biochemical engineering, batteries and fuel cells, corrosion and flow in multiphase systems, electronic and advanced carbon materials, and energy and pollution control. Interdisciplinary collaborations are maintained with civil and mechanical engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, and medicine.
The M.S. in civil engineering may be focused in geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, geoenvironmental engineering, structures, water resources, solid mechanics, or transportation. Research areas include treatment of water and wastewater, landfill components, pavement analysis and modeling, accelerated pavement load testing, noise abatement, structural reliability, reinforcement and prestressed concrete, soil structure interaction, centrifugal modeling, cone penetrometer technologies, constitutive relations for soils and rocks, nondestructive testing, computational methods in structural mechanics, computer-aided structural engineering, long-term water resources forecasting, and stochastic flood and drought analyses.
Programs leading to the M.S. in computer science and the M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering are offered. Areas of interest include avionics, artificial intelligence, computers, applied and theoretical computer science, communications, controls, information theory, solid-state electronics, energy conversion, power electronics, power systems, electromagnetics, signal processing, manufacturing, VLSI design, computer vision, electronic circuits, and opto-electronics.
One of the most distinctive features of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is its Avionics Engineering Center. Initiated in 1963, the center provides educational opportunities for graduate students who have an interest in electronics and systems related to aircraft safety in takeoffs, landings, and navigation. The center participates in NASA's Tri-University Program with Princeton University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Research projects at the center include instrument landing technologies (ILS, MLS, and GPS), airborne data collection, communications, and navigation system analysis. A special twelve-month, non-thesis option in Electronic Navigation Systems is available.
The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering offers an M.S. in industrial engineering with specialized study concentrations in manufacturing systems, and manufacturing information systems. Each area has a set of core courses and recommended electives.
Research leading to an M.S. in mechanical engineering can be formulated with specialization in a number of areas. An M.S. with a manufacturing option is also offered. Areas of interest include computer-aided design and manufacturing, microcomputer control and data acquisition systems, automated manufacturing systems, finite-element analysis, materials processing, robotics, combustion, energy engineering and management, thermal stress analysis, thermofluid systems, air pollution, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and mechanical design.
The Ph.D. in integrated engineering combines studies from several departments to focus on research areas in civil engineering, industrial engineering, and mechanical engineering. Students and faculty work across disciplinary lines on important problems in these areas.
Computer Science Courses (CS)--see Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.