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The Degree of PhD in Engineering Management [Graduate]


Program Requirements


Students entering the PhD program after a master’s degree are required to complete a minimum of ★12.5 in coursework and a thesis.

Students entering the PhD program after a bachelor’s degree are required to complete a minimum of ★27.5 in coursework and a thesis.

Coursework


  • For students entering after a master’s degree:
    • four ★3 graduate-level courses which must be approved by the Graduate Coordinator, Thesis Supervisor(s) and/or Thesis Supervisory Committee. At least two courses must be in the major field (i.e., ENG M courses).
      • No reading courses can be credited towards the minimum course requirement
  • For students entering after a bachelor’s degree:
    • nine ★3 graduate-level courses which must be approved by the Graduate Coordinator, Thesis Supervisor(s) and/or Thesis Supervisory Committee. At least five courses must be in the major field (i.e., ENG M courses).
      • In exceptional cases students may petition the Graduate Coordinator to reduce the course requirements
      • No reading courses can be credited towards the minimum course requirement
  • ENGG 600  (★0.5)- Engineering Ethics and Integrity
  • Additional coursework may be required

Thesis


  • Registration in 900-level THES

Ethics Requirement


Engineering students meet their ethics requirement through ENGG 600  and the FGSR Graduate Ethics Training (GET) course

Professional Development Requirement


Engineering students must meet their Professional Development requirement through the completion of two courses, registration for which is through eClass. Contact the Department for further information.

Candidacy Exam


Students registered as full‐time must complete the PhD candidacy exam within the first two academic years. Students registered as part‐time must complete the candidacy exam within the first three academic years. Any student transferring from a Master’s program to the PhD program must complete their candidacy exam on a timeline set case‐by‐case by the Associate Chair (Graduate) and within four years from the term of initial registration in the Master’s program as per FGSR regulations. For additional details, see the document Graduate Program Manual for MEng, MSc and PhD in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management, available from the Department or on the Department’s home page

Academic Standing Requirement


Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 throughout the course of the program.

Failure to maintain the required cumulative GPA will normally result in a recommendation by the Graduate Coordinator to FGSR that the student be placed on academic probation  and/or be required to withdraw.

Residence Requirement


The minimum period of residence is one academic year of full-time attendance at the University of Alberta.

Length of Program


The time required to complete the PhD will vary with the individual candidate; however, a minimum of 36 months is almost always required.

The maximum time to complete the PhD program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is six years.