PhD in Engineering and Technology in North America

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Engineering and Technology

One must accomplish two things when earning a PhD. First one must understand a particular subject thoroughly. Secondly, one must extensively in knowledge about that subject.

The field of engineering and technology involves the study of how the conceptual design focus of engineering can be utilized in technological applications. Engineering and technology students learn how to take the plans made by engineers and make them work in the real world.

The United States of America commonly called the United States, is a federal republic consisting of fifty states and a federal district. The 48 contiguous states and the federal district of Washington, D.C. are in first North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in northwestern North America, west of Canada and east of Russia across the Bering Strait, and the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-North Pacific. The country also has five populated and nine unpopulated territories in the Pacific and the Caribbean.

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PhD in Microsystems Engineering

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Rochester

This multidisciplinary program builds on the fundamentals of traditional engineering and science combined with curriculum and research activities addressing the numerous technical challenges of micro- and nano-systems. [+]

Ph. D. in Microsystems Engineering

 

RIT offers a unique program leading to a doctorate degree in microsystems engineering. This multidisciplinary program builds on the fundamentals of traditional engineering and science combined with curriculum and research activities addressing the numerous technical challenges of micro- and nano-systems. These include the manipulation of electrical, photonic, optical, mechanical, chemical, and biological functionality to process, sense, and interface with the world at a nanometer scale. The goal of the program is to provide a foundation to explore future technology through research in nano-engineering, design methods, and technologies and their integration into micro- and nano-scaled systems. Some of the program’s areas of exploration include the following:... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)

The George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Science
Campus Full time 4 - 6 years September 2017 USA District of Columbia

The doctoral program in computer engineering is designed to involve students in cutting-edge research in the areas of computer architecture and high-performance computing, or microelectronics and VLSI systems. The research interests of the faculty in the computer architecture and high-performance computing area span computer architecture, parallel processing, cloud computing, and high-performance and grid computing. [+]

Program Overview The doctoral program in computer engineering is designed to involve students in cutting-edge research in the areas of computer architecture and high-performance computing, or microelectronics and VLSI systems. The research interests of the faculty in the computer architecture and high-performance computing area span computer architecture, parallel processing, cloud computing, and high-performance and grid computing. In the microelectronics and VLSI design area, the faculty's interests include the design and modeling of electronic and nanoelectronic devices and systems, microfluidic devices integrated with electronic devices, the design of MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) for sensors and for RF-MEMS devices, micro and nanoelectronic circuits with applications to sensors and biosensors, and techniques to develop CMOS Integrated sensors and their interface circuits using analog and digital circuits. Offered through the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Ph.D. in Computer Engineering prepares students to learn and apply sophisticated computer architecture and integrated circuit design techniques using industry-standard computer-aided design tools. Faculty and students work together to explore solutions for photonic computing; create state-of-the-art advances in high-performance computing; and improve the reliability of cloud computing. The program offers up-to-date knowledge and skills in the advances of computer systems architecture and networking, as well as the rapidly-growing use of superscalar microprocessors, real-time embedded systems, VLSI and ASIC design modules, digital signal processors, and networked computing platforms. The program offers a flexible schedule that includes courses in the late afternoon and evening, as well as the ability to choose a thesis or non-thesis degree option. Students choose from two areas of focus: Computer architecture and high-performance computing MEMS, electronics, and photonics (microelectronics and VLSI systems) Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) Credit hours (for those with a master's degree): 30 Credit hours (for those without a master's degree): 54 Duration: 4-6 years Other requirements: ​Scholarship requirement: Doctoral students in the Computer Engineering program must have a minimum GPA of 3.4 at the time of graduation. Students must have a B or higher in all courses to count toward the degree. Seminar requirement: All doctoral students must present one departmental seminar, excluding the dissertation defense, prior to graduation. Colloquium requirement: All doctoral students must attend five seminars, workshops, or symposia sponsored by the department in order to fulfill this zero-credit requirement. Areas of focus Computer Architecture and High-Performance Computing Faculty in this area are involved in research on topics such as computer architecture, parallel processing, cloud computing, and high-performance and grid computing. MEMS, Electronics, and Photonics Faculty in this area are involved in research on topics such as the design and modeling of electronic and nanoelectronic devices and systems, microfluidic devices integrated with electronic devices, the design of MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) for sensors and for RF-MEMS devices, micro and nanoelectronic circuits with applications to sensors and biosensors, and techniques to develop CMOS Integrated sensors and their interface circuits using analog and digital circuits. Ph.D. Admissions Requirements Applicants must submit the following materials in order to be considered for admission into a master's program at SEAS. All materials except test scores must be uploaded to the online application form: Online Application Transcripts Scanned copies of unofficial transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned; the program was not completed; or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Please ensure that all transcripts are properly scanned and attached to the online application form. Otherwise, applicants will receive notifications requesting legible transcripts, which may delay review of their application. Please do not mail official transcripts unless you are instructed to do so by a SEAS admissions officer. Admissions decisions are based on unofficial transcripts. For international applicants, please see additional requirements for attaching foreign transcripts to the online application. GRE scores The Graduate Records Examination (GRE) is required of all applicants, except for those applying for a Combined Five-Year Program. GRE scores must be sent to institution code 5246 through the Educational Testing Service (ETS). There is no minimum score required on the GRE for admission. However, applicants are encouraged to score within the 90th percentile of the Quantitative section of the exam in order to be considered competitive. To see average GRE scores from the most recent incoming class, visit the Graduate Student Profile. English proficiency exam scores (international applicants) International applicants who did not receive a degree from an institution situated in the United States or English-speaking country must also submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic exams. Please view the International Admissions section for information on English language exam score requirements and sending scores to GW. Letters of Recommendation A minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation is required to be submitted with the online application form. At least one recommendation should be from an advisor and/or faculty member(s) at the institution from which you earned your highest degree. Statement of Purpose Applicants must include an essay of 400-600 words that clearly states their purpose in undertaking graduate study at the George Washington University; explains their academic objectives, research interests, and career plans; and discusses related qualifications including collegiate, professional, and community activities, as well as any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned. It is strongly encouraged that essays stay within the 600 word limit. While applicants are not penalized for submitting longer essays, concise essays are more effective in demonstrating an applicant's motivation. The Statement of Purpose must be written by the applicant. Any essay found to have been written by anyone other than the applicant, or plagiarized from other published materials, will be withdrawn from consideration. Résumé/CV A current résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) should be uploaded with the online application form. If you have published articles in peer-reviewed publications, please include them as a hyperlink. Ph.D. applicants applicants must also demonstrate the following requirements in order to be considered for admission: A bachelor’s or master’s degree in a relevant area from an accredited institution If the applicant has obtained a master’s, a minimum grade point average of 3.4 (on a scale of 4.0) is required. If the applicant has only obtained a bachelor’s degree, the minimum grade point average must be a 3.3 (on a scale of 4.0). Identified one to three SEAS faculty members whose research interests most closely match their own and note this on the application form. A strong academic or relevant professional background pertinent to the field of study Demonstrated capacity for original research [-]

Doctor of Information Technology (D.I.T.)

Walden University
Online March 2017 USA USA Online

In Walden’s online Doctor of Information Technology (D.I.T.) program, students can gain advanced knowledge in the field of information technology and also acquire the strategic leadership skills needed to guide organizations through critical IT-related challenges. [+]

Successful leaders in today’s IT industry possess more than just the technical skills necessary to comprehend evolving technology. They also must have an essential understanding of how organizational structure and operational functions can impact growth and success.

In Walden’s online Doctor of Information Technology (D.I.T.) program, students can gain advanced knowledge in the field of information technology and also acquire the strategic leadership skills needed to guide organizations through critical IT-related challenges.

This program prepares students for key IT and leadership positions within organizations and consulting firms as well as roles in academia. Through problem-based learning simulators, research seminars, residencies, and other learning opportunities, you will analyze relevant IT scenarios to develop solutions you can implement in your workplace. By pursuing your doctorate in information technology, you will explore qualitative and quantitative research methods and complete a doctoral study demonstrating your ability to examine, critique, and synthesize knowledge, theory, and experience in an applied IT project.Curriculum... [-]


PhD In Engineering

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis

The doctorate in engineering aims to train specialists capable of designing and autonomously perform a program of research advancing the state of knowledge in the engineering of physical systems and industrial processes. [+]

The doctorate in engineering aims to train specialists capable of designing and autonomously perform a program of research advancing the state of knowledge in the engineering of physical systems and industrial processes. This program is offered by UQAR extension under an agreement with UQAC. Targeted audience The doctorate in engineering will address: candidates who lean towards a career in research or engineering education; including engineers who work in the processing industries and need, as part of their function, extensive training in research and development. Program Structure The doctorate in engineering involves the writing of a dissertation of 72 credits on a topic of engineering of physical systems and industrial processes. Research areas The interests and expertise of engineering faculty focus on different fields of study grouped around four pillars. renewable energy and bioresources Sustainable Development Wind power Exploitation and development of peat electric and hybrid vehicles Etc. Productique Development of products, processes and systems Performance optimization of processes and industrial equipment advanced industrial systems Planning, management and control of production processes Etc. electromechanical systems Modeling, simulation, design, optimization, control, maintenance and management of industrial systems Telecommunications and information processing photonics Remote sensing Signal Processing Telecommunication and satellite communication and wireless Etc. Employment Opportunities Graduates senior engineering graduate programs occupy positions in several industry sectors such as: electronic; instrumentation and control; telecommunications; aerospace; design; manufacturing; automating; production engineering; energy; aviation; pulp and paper; metal processing; transport; Computer Engineering; wind engineering; marine engineering; R and D. The main functions for Graduates are: project manager; Director of R & D; researcher or associate researcher; systems engineer; project engineer; systems designer; responsible for experimentation; product development engineer; PhD student (for master's degrees). OBJECTIVES The overall objective of the program is to train specialists capable of designing and autonomously perform a program of research advancing the state of knowledge in the engineering of physical systems and industrial processes. By engineering means of analysis, modeling, simulation, experimental studies, design, control and optimization, involving the various engineering disciplines. Physical systems are collections of elements governed by the physicochemical laws. Industrial processes covered are those that transform a raw material, a material or resource by giving it the desired properties and increased economic value. Environmental considerations seeking, first, to minimize the effects of processes on the environment and, secondly, to forecast and monitor the impact of atmospheric environment on the operation of systems. Strong links with industry are an essential feature of this scientific research. The program is open to candidates who are moving towards a career in research or engineering education as well including engineers work in manufacturing industries and in need, as part of their function, a advanced training in research and development. At the end of his training, the student will have acquired in-depth knowledge of engineering of physical systems and industrial processes and be able to: critically analyze the results of scientific publications; design, develop and carry out an original research project; work in an interdisciplinary research environment; implement a systematic process of solution of real problems defined in their entire context of scientific orders, technological, environmental or socio-economic; communicate research results and publish works accredited by the scientific community. [-]

PhD in Information Systems

University of North Carolina Greensboro
Campus Full time 4 - 7 years August 2017 USA Greensboro

The PhD in Information Systems (IS) at UNC Greensboro is an innovative, research-oriented doctoral program designed to prepare students primarily for careers as members of faculty in academic IS units and secondarily as professionals in non-academic research and professional organizations. The program focuses on developing traditional technical and empirical research skills and is also characterized by four distinctive elements that enhance the traditional model: a commitment to practical relevance an emphasis on producing quality teachers a research apprenticeship requirement interdisciplinary research. In addition, interested students can enhance their studies with an emphasis in global information technology. [+]

PhDs in Engineering and Technology in North America 2017. The PhD in Information Systems (IS) at UNC Greensboro is an innovative, research-oriented doctoral program designed to prepare students primarily for careers as members of faculty in academic IS units and secondarily as professionals in non-academic research and professional organizations. The program focuses on developing traditional technical and empirical research skills and is also characterized by four distinctive elements that enhance the traditional model: a commitment to practical relevance an emphasis on producing quality teachers a research apprenticeship requirement interdisciplinary research In addition, interested students can enhance their studies with an emphasis in global information technology. Program Objectives Provide training in basic and advanced information systems theory and practice so that students master the technical and conceptual tools needed for conducting high-quality IS research. Provide advanced, specialized training in a number of IS disciplines such as enterprise resource planning, global information technology, information resource management, artificial intelligence, data mining, data warehousing, e-commerce, knowledge management and supply chain management so that students acquire expertise that can be applied in a wide range of academic, government and private sector environments. Afford structured and supervised research experiences so that students develop the technical, conceptual and communication skills that are required to conduct high-quality, independent research. Provide instructional development so that students will be effective teachers. [-]

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Binghamton University
Campus Full time 4 - 6 years September 2017 USA Binghamton

The PhD program is a research-intensive, multidisciplinary program. Funding is available in the form of teaching and research assistantships. Many of our assistantships include union and health benefits. [+]

PhD in Mechanical Engineering The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers programs leading to the Master of Science (MS), Master of Engineering (MEng), and PhD in mechanical engineering. Our curriculum includes theory, design and laboratory experience in the areas of thermal fluids, mechanics, dynamic systems, and design and materials. Our program seeks to train students to become future leaders of the industry. The MS track provides a balanced course of study that includes advanced theory and practical knowledge application. Students will be adequately prepared to pursue a career in industry or enter a doctoral program. The MEng track prepares students for professional practice and requires no thesis or project. The PhD program is a research-intensive, multidisciplinary program. Funding is available in the form of teaching and research assistantships. Many of our assistantships include union and health benefits. Add-on certificates and accelerated programs such as a BS + MS and a fast track BS + MBA are also available. Graduate Academic Program Information The Mechanical Engineering Department offers graduate programs in the broad field of mechanical engineering, and is part of the university-wide, interdisciplinary Materials Science & Engineering. The PhD program prepares students for basic and applied research in mechanical engineering through multidisciplinary research areas reflective of the interests of ME faculty. Doctoral Programs The PhD programs prepare students for basic and applied research in mechanical engineering or materials science & engineering. Research areas are multidisciplinary and reflect the interests of Watson School faculty. Students may specialize in one of the following areas: Applied Mechanics and Design Dynamic Systems and Acoustics Materials Transport Phenomena Professional Development The graduate program in mechanical engineering boasts a flexible and interdisciplinary curriculum that encourages students to explore opportunities that may enrich their academic experience. At the same time, it fosters relationships with industry giants such as Samsung as well as collaborative curricula with universities overseas. Laboratory facilities on campus are new and state-of-the-art. The PhD program includes the following research areas: Mechanics and design, with emphasis on solid mechanics/stress analysis, vibrations and tribology Thermofluids, with emphasis on heat transfer, lubrication, materials processing and environmental/biological transport phenomena Materials, with emphasis on microstructural/property relationships and electronic packaging materials Computational mechanics, with emphasis on asymptotic methods and hybrid analytical/computational methods Watson Career and Alumni Connections offers professional advice and services such as interview guidance, cover letter critiques and networking opportunities. The Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Organization is also available to help new and current students for academic or general questions about the community. After You Graduate Due to the marketability of an advanced degree in mechanical engineering, alumni easily transition into a diverse range of careers. Graduates of the program have obtained positions in competitive companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, Ford, Texas Instruments, General Electric, Toyota, Lockheed Martin and CISCO. Doctoral graduates can enter academia by becoming professors in institutions such as Northeastern University. Admissions Requirements To be eligible for graduate study, you must: Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following: You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University Have earned, at minimum, one of the following: A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career A 3.0 GPA during your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements. To apply, you must submit the following materials. For general guidelines for these materials, see the Admission Requirements website. Online graduate degree application with graduate degree application fee Transcripts from each college or university that you have attended Personal statement of 2 to 3 pages describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your career aspirations, your special interests within your field, and any unusual features of your background that might need explanation or be of interest to the graduate admissions committee Résumé or curriculum vitae Three letters of recommendation Official GRE scores International students must also submit the following materials. For more information about these materials, see the International Students section of the Admission Requirements website. International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form Supporting financial documentation (such as bank statements, scholarship or sponsor letters, etc.) Proof of English proficiency (such as official TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores) This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to update these program pages, we recommend that you contact the department with questions about program-specific requirements. Class Profile GRE Verbal: 95% GPA: 3.44 *These scores represent the AVERAGE for the recently admitted class; scoring lower does not result in automatic rejection and scoring higher does not guarantee acceptance. Deadlines Fall: Rolling (February 1 Funding) Spring: Rolling (October 15 Funding) [-]

PhD in Information Studies

University of Maryland, College of Information Studies
Campus Full time 4 years Open Enrollment USA College Park

The PhD program at Maryland's iSchool offers an interdisciplinary approach to research and teaching provided by faculty at this leading public research university. [+]

PhDs in Engineering and Technology in North America 2017. The PhD program at Maryland's iSchool offers an interdisciplinary approach to research and teaching provided by faculty at this leading public research university. Small classes and wide-ranging research projects enable you to work closely with faculty mentors to gain experience in identifying knowledge gaps, investigating both theoretical and practical solutions, evaluating results, and creating and disseminating new knowledge. A range of required research courses, two foundational doctoral seminars, and electives chosen by the students and their faculty mentors provide both the structure necessary for individuals to become successful researchers and the flexibility that allows them to pursue the research areas about which they are most passionate. We are looking for creative and forward-thinking individuals to take part in a transformative PhD experience. Successful candidates will gain knowledge of the foundations of the field of information studies, as well as a mastery of research methods and design. While gaining expertise of research in a specialized content area, you will also achieve proficiency in synthesizing and applying knowledge from a variety of areas. Maryland’s iSchool is at the center of groundbreaking research in the fast-moving field of information studies. With a multidisciplinary faculty studying such diverse topics as online communities, information systems, information policy, human-computer interaction, and digital cultural heritage, the iSchool cultivates doctoral students from a wide range of backgrounds. The PhD program offered at the iSchool provides students with training in interdisciplinary theory, research, and pedagogy as preparation for original research that connects communities, technologies, and information. Admission Requirements A four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited US institution, or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution; GRE scores from within the past five years; For international students, a TOEFL score of 100 or higher. Additional admission requirements and information can be found on the PhD Admissions webpage. [-]

PhD in Bioengineering

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

Our PhD in Bioengineering focuses on the areas of biomaterials and biomechanics. This interdisciplinary program provides a broad-based research perspective that draws upon the expertise of our faculty from unique disciplines. [+]

Our PhD in Bioengineering focuses on the areas of biomaterials and biomechanics. This interdisciplinary program provides a broad-based research perspective that draws upon the expertise of our faculty from unique disciplines. Emphasis Areas Include: Biophysics Energy efficient remote sensing Engineering of artificial plants Environmental endocrinology Informatics and Computing Muscle-like actuation and Wearable Robotics Novel biomaterials Wound healing What Will You Gain From Our Program The goal of this program is to educate future industry and research leaders in bioengineering through an integrative and interdisciplinary approach. Students will receive advanced training in research through focused coursework and will develop expertise in collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data at a level appropriate for positions in industrial research and development or academia. After completing the degree, students are prepared to undertake careers in industry, government organizations, nonprofits, and universities. Learning Outcomes Students will build skills and knowledge through formal course work and an original dissertation project. The goal is to foster students’ abilities to identify and synthesize fundamental principles of bioengineering and apply them to complex problems. NAU graduates with a Ph.D. in Bioengineering will have achieved the following learning outcomes: Critical Thinking: Demonstrate the ability to apply graduate level critical thinking skills to formulate and solve advanced bioengineering problems in the emphasis area (Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Biophysics, Informatics & Computing). Interdisciplinary: Demonstrate the ability to integrate information, data, techniques, tools, perspectives, concepts, and/or theories from two or more disciplines to advance fundamental understanding or to solve problems whose solutions are beyond the scope of a single discipline or area of research practice. Research Design and Execution: Demonstrate the ability to independently and creatively design and conduct research studies, including synthesis of the scientific literature in the field of study, design of dissertation research, and interpretation of complex quantitative analyses. Oral Communication: Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively the results of a comprehensive research project through oral presentations. Written Communication: Compose and engage in highly effective written communication in bioengineering; demonstrate clear argumentation and logic in a variety of written communications, including published papers and grant proposals. Admissions Requirements Excellent candidates for this doctorate have an earned thesis-based Master of Science degree in a bioengineering, biology, mechanical engineering, or appropriately related science. Direct entry into the PhD program from a Bachelor of Science degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemplary applicants. Important: All applicants are expected to make contact (i.e. email communication or lab visit) with potential faculty members in the department BEFORE APPLYING. Applicants should only apply if a mentor agrees to support the applicant. Funding Your Graduate Education A variety of funding possibilities exist to support your education at NAU: Graduate Assistantships Teaching Assistantships Research Assistantships Service Assistantships (outside of your department) Speak with faculty in your research discipline BEFORE APPLYING to discuss available teaching and research assistantships. Presidential Fellowship Program Financial Aid [-]

PhD Analytics and Data Science

Kennesaw State University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Marietta Kennesaw

Our Ph.D. program is traditional and innovative - applied and theoretical, a Ph.D. for the 21st century. Real-world application, with real-world data, drives our student's learning process. Take a glimpse at some of the exciting findings our students have uncovered as they apply their learning. [+]

PhDs in Engineering and Technology in North America 2017. Real-World Application The age of Big Data is here. Technological advances over the last century have created trillions of points of data. The challenge for organizations is how to turn all that data into useful information. People that have the skill to manage analyze and provide decision-making insights are in GREAT demand. Our Ph.D. program is traditional and innovative - applied and theoretical, a Ph.D. for the 21st century. Real-world application, with real-world data, drives our student's learning process. Take a glimpse at some of the exciting findings our students have uncovered as they apply their learning. Big Data - Big Change Big Data is changing not only the way we make decisions, but it’s changing the way we think about our health, our transportation, our finances, our communications…almost every dimension of our lives. Translating Big Data into meaningful information is the engine that drives discovery in Biology, Finance, Engineering, Marketing, Sociology, Chemistry and everything in between. The Ph.D. in Analytics and Data Science at Kennesaw State University is a cutting-edge interdisciplinary doctoral program that bridges the divide between application and theory, between academia and industry. The program integrates concepts from Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics with applications in Business, Healthcare, Transportation and Public Policy, preparing the next generation of Data Scientists. Process Improvement Using a combination of Yelp reviews and Twitter data, with traditional predictive variables, KSU students have improved sales forecasting processes for several businesses – both large and small. Through mining Yelp reviews, students were able to provide these businesses with unexpected consumer insights – helping them to better serve their customers. New Insights Using data related to family engagement, physical wellness, mental outlook and diseases, this analysis resulted in the development of a new segmentation taxonomy, providing improved insights into the specific device needs of individuals as they age. Better Strategies Using this analysis, insights were developed related to how diseases progress and spread throughout a human population after a natural disaster, leading to better strategies for vaccination distribution and the optimal movement of supplies and materials. Pattern Analysis Using this analysis, insights were developed related to crime patterns based upon weather data. As a result, weather forecasts could be used to contribute to determining optimal law enforcement strategies. Finding Relationships Using data collected from the U.S. Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Statistics, KSU students were able to determine which factors caused the most delays in airline travel and used this information to minimize travel time when flying within the United States during the last three years. Data was also collected from the U.S. Energy Information Administration to show possible relationships between airline fuel and energy consumption and airline delays and cancellations. This information can be used by airlines to help in making decisions when weather and other mitigating circumstances make diverting and cancelling flights necessary. Making an Impact This analysis resulted in the identification of best practices to attract, retain and provide support for STEM education professionals across the individual sub disciplines of Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Physics in K-12 schools. The impacts include increasing student engagement and student intention to enroll in these disciplines after graduation. In 2015, the National Science Foundation recognized this research with a funded award to continue the development of STEM education insights and best practices. Innovating Analysis Instead of analyzing structured data from neat columns and rows of numbers arranged on spreadsheets, this new search algorithm allows researchers to utilize unstructured data, such as that which exists in email, tweets or texts, for example. They can also perform analysis on video and audio files. Curriculum The general structure of the KSU Ph.D. program will include three stages: Stage 1: Pre-Program Requirements Stage 2: Coursework Stage 3: Project Engagement and Research/Dissertation Students pursuing a Ph.D. in Analytics and Data Science would be required to take 48 course hours, 6 hours of electives spread over four years, dissertation research (12 hour minimum) and internship (12 hour minimum). In total, this degree is a minimum of 78 credit hours of courses, internship and dissertation. [-]

PhD in Engineering Management

Western New England University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 - 6 years February 2017 USA Springfield + 1 more

In this full- or part-time program, you will learn the technical depth and gain the breadth of knowledge to become a successful researcher, practitioner, or educator in the management of engineering and technology. You will develop the skills needed to conduct rigorous research in areas related to the improvement, design, and management of projects and programs within complex human/technological systems, including engineering, healthcare, service, and logistical/transportation systems. [+]

The industry leaders of tomorrow must earn their credentials today. Enroll in Western New England University’s PhD in Engineering Management and prepare to take your place at the top of your organization. In this full- or part-time program, you will learn the technical depth and gain the breadth of knowledge to become a successful researcher, practitioner, or educator in the management of engineering and technology. You will develop the skills needed to conduct rigorous research in areas related to the improvement, design, and management of projects and programs within complex human/technological systems, including engineering, healthcare, service, and logistical/transportation systems. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis after January 15. Entry points: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer. Admissions Requirements Candidates for the PhD in Engineering Management should possess a master’s or bachelor’s degree in engineering or closely related discipline. A cumulative GPA of at least a 3.5 (4.0 scale) will be required for admission. A GRE score from the last five years, with a combined verbal and quantitative score of at least an 1100 will be required for consideration. GRE revised test conversion chart. Candidates below established GPA and GRE requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Candidates whose primary language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Additional admission requirements include the following: 1) Evidence of completion of a probability and statistics course with a grade of at least a “C” 2) Competence in at least one structured programming language (C++, FORTRAN, Visual BASIC, etc.) Degree Requirements The PhD degree program is designed for both full- and part-time students. Full-time students can complete the program in three to five years and part-time students will be able to complete the program in four to six years. Students who do not successfully complete the PhD program but have met the requirements for the Master of Science in Engineering Management degree will be awarded that degree upon exit from the program. Candidates with a master’s degree will complete 30 credits at the 600 and 700 level and a 27-credit dissertation for 57 total credits. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree will complete 60 credits at the 600 and 700 level and a 27-credit dissertation for 87 total credits. [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Electrical Engineering

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Burlington

The Electrical Engineering (EE) graduate program at UVM offers you the chance to contribute to EE innovation, while also expanding your career options. UVM offers an M.S. degree with research, project, or course-work options, an accelerated M.S. degree track for qualified undergraduate students as well as a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree. UVM has outstanding EE faculty, who work closely with talented... [+]

PhDs in Engineering and Technology in North America 2017. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Electrical Engineering From the power grid to smart phones, electrical engineers design the technologies that make modern life possible. The Electrical Engineering (EE) graduate program at UVM offers you the chance to contribute to EE innovation, while also expanding your career options. UVM offers an M.S. degree with research, project, or course-work options, an accelerated M.S. degree track for qualified undergraduate students as well as a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree. UVM has outstanding EE faculty, who work closely with talented students in the classroom, laboratory, and in research addressing global issues and technological challenges. Opportunities also exists for collaborative research projects with industry partners and national research laboratories. The major EE research areas include power/energy systems, wireless communications, electromagnetics, signal processing, materials and devices, microelectronics, and control systems. Funding opportunities are available for top students interested in pursuing research, including Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA’s) and Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA’s). We normally receive many more applications than we are able to accept and fund therefore it is strongly recommended that you submit your application by February 1, 2015 to obtain full consideration for Fall admission and funding. We look forward to welcoming you to UVM as a member of our outstanding graduate program of dedicated faculty and staff and highly motivated students. Admissions Requirements The major EE research areas include power/energy systems, wireless communications, electromagnetics, signal processing, materials and devices, microelectronics, and control systems. Funding opportunities are available for top students interested in pursuing research, including Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA’s) and Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA’s). We normally receive many more applications than we are able to accept and fund therefore it is strongly recommended that you submit your application by February 1, 2015 to obtain full consideration for Fall admission and funding. We look forward to welcoming you to UVM as a member of our outstanding graduate program of dedicated faculty and staff and highly motivated students. [-]

Materials Science Ph.D. Program

Montana Tech
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Butte

Ph.D. Program in Materials Science – A collaborative, interdisciplinary program with the University of Montana-Missoula and Montana State University-Bozeman. Research specialties include biomaterials; electronic, photonic and magnetic (EPM) materials; materials for energy storage, conversion and conservation; and materials synthesis, processing and fabrication. [+]

Materials Science Ph.D. Program The Materials Science Ph.D. program is designed to provide students maximum flexibility with access to premier facilities and professors at three campuses. The Montana University System announces an exciting new collaborative program offering Montana’s first Ph.D. in Materials Science. The program includes the departments, faculty, courses and research infrastructure of the campuses of the University of Montana, Montana State University and Montana Tech. Research specialties are focused in four areas: Biomaterials Electronic, photonic and magnetic materials Materials for energy storage, conversion, and conservation Materials synthesis, processing, and fabrication The curriculum integrates a broad range of physical science and engineering disciplines with an even broader range of applications, from health and medicine to nanotechnology to energy, environment and natural resources. Mission The mission of the MUS MatSci Ph.D. program is to advance knowledge and techniques while preparing the next generation of leaders in materials research, application, and education. The program’s vision is to become a top-ranked program, sought after by students, sponsoring agencies, and industry, with high student demand, placement success, and positive impact on Montana’s economy. Core Values Academic quality Integrity Interdisciplinarity and collaboration, with administrative processes transparent to the students Service and value to Montana, the nation, and the world Efficiency and effectiveness [-]

PhD in Management Information Systems

University of Illinois at Chicago, Liautaud School of Business
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years August 2017 USA Chicago

The PhD in Management Information Systems (PhD in MIS) provides graduates with theoretical knowledge and methodological skills to help them establish successful careers as productive researchers, scientists and scholars at leading universities and research institutes as well as industrial or business organizations. Both the technical aspects and the organizational impact of information management are stressed. [+]

PhDs in Engineering and Technology in North America 2017. The PhD in Management Information Systems (PhD in MIS) provides graduates with theoretical knowledge and methodological skills to help them establish successful careers as productive researchers, scientists and scholars at leading universities and research institutes as well as industrial or business organizations. Both the technical aspects and the organizational impact of information management are stressed. The PhD in MIS provides students with: An interdisciplinary business understanding of how technology can affect an organization’s behavior, structure, and function A thorough grounding in the fundamental concepts of the design, development, use and application of information and communication technologies in an organizational setting Original knowledge in IS research A STEM Degree Program We are pleased to announce that the UIC Liautaud Master and PhD level programs in Management Information Systems have been approved as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) - Designated Degree Programs. Under the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program, international students who graduate from colleges and universities in the United States are able to remain in the country and receive training through work experience for up to 12 months. Students who graduate from a designated STEM degree program can remain for an additional 17 months on an OPT STEM extension. Entry Requirements The UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business uses a competitive selection process to identify highly motivated professionals looking to take their career to the next level. Prerequisites Master of Business Administration (MBA): we expect incoming students to have a statistics course with regression analysis within their academic history. This course may be taken before entering the program or during the first semester of study.

 Academic Record A business-related undergraduate degree is not required to be admitted to our masters programs. Applicants should have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0. If you are an international student, you are required to submit official transcripts and degree certificates so that we are able to verify the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree. Work Experience Work experience is an important criterion for being selected for the UIC Liautaud MBA program as we strive to create an environment where students learn from the professional experiences of one another.  This creates a dynamic learning environment which enhances the student’s overall experience in the program. Specialized master’s degree programs (MSA, MIS) do not use work experience as part of their selection criteria. Test Scores GMAT: Our average GMAT score for each incoming class is approximately 600, across all programs. Our typical score range is 500-700. The score is important as it helps determine your ability to perform well in our courses. 
 GRE: The admissions committee prefers a combined verbal/quantitative score of 300 or higher on the newest GRE scale. 

Please note that we do not waive these exams in lieu of work experience, prior degrees earned, prior academic performance/ GPA, or any other factors. GMAT and GRE scores are valid for up to 5 years. Please contact the testing company for full details.
 TOEFL:  Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS. Paper-based exam - 550
Computer-based exam - 213
 
IBT Scores: 
Writing - 21
Speaking - 20
Listening - 17
Reading - 19
Total score - 80
 
IELTS Scores:
Listening - 6.0
Writing - 6.0
Reading - 6.0
Speaking - 6.0
Total Score - 6.5

Please note TOEFL/IELTS scores are valid for two years. Please contact the testing company for full details. Letters of Recommendation We require two letters of recommendation from references who know you in a professional manner and can attest to your professional abilities. Specialized master’s degree programs also accept letters from previous professors who can speak to your academic abilities. Personal Statement This section of the application provides you with the opportunity to discuss your career goals and why you think the UIC Liautaud program is a good fit. [-]

Doctor of Computer Engineering (D.C.E.)

Northwestern Polytechnic University
Campus Full time 5 years September 2017 USA Fremont

The DCE degree program is intended to develop the student’s ability in advanced academic study, practical research, and professional expertise in computer engineering. The learning shall not only lead to an understanding of complex modern computer engineering technology and systems but also develop the ability of innovative thinking and technology integration. [+]

The DCE degree program is intended to develop the student’s ability in advanced academic study, practical research, and professional expertise in computer engineering. The learning shall not only lead to an understanding of complex modern computer engineering technology and systems but also develop the ability of innovative thinking and technology integration. Current research emphases are in the fields of IC design, SOC design and nano-domain system integration, intelligent and ubiquitous embedded systems development and applications, and the newly emerging green technology such as cloud computing, virtualization, and mobile technology and applications. Background Preparation Students admitted into the DCE degree program are required to have proper computer engineering background preparation for taking the graduate level coursework. The DCE Admissions Committee is responsible for making an evaluation of each applicant’s academic background to determine whether there are any deficiencies the applicant is required to clear. D.C.E. Curriculum A minimum of 96 semester units of graduate study beyond a bachelor’s degree are required for the DCE program. Among them, 84 units are required to be graduate coursework and a minimum of 12 units are in doctoral dissertation or comprehensive research project work. Courses at the 4xxG level in the program curriculum must be taken at NPU in order to earn graduate credits. The student must meet prerequisite requirements when taking any of the following courses. The Foundation Requirements are the first group of courses that the student is required to take. I. Foundation Requirements (12 units - First semester of study) (Fundamentals of embedded engineering, software design, network engineering fundamentals, and signal processing and simulation techniques) CE450G Fundamentals of Embedded Engineering (3) CS464G Software Design and Implementations (3) CS470G Network Engineering and Management (3) EE450G Systems Analysis and Simulations (3) II. Core Requirements (18 units - First-second year of study) The student is required to take at least 18 units of coursework (6 courses) from the following list of courses. The student is advised to consider his/her dissertation research area of interest when selecting courses to meet the requirements in sections II and IV. CS480G Java and Internet Applications (3) EE461G Digital Design and HDL (3) EE467G Introduction to Nanoengineering (3) EE488G Computer Architecture (3) CE521 Real-time Systems and Programming (3) CE530 Embedded Software Design in Linux (3) CS501 Advanced Structured Programming and Algorithms (3) CS510 Advanced Unix/Linux Programming (3) CS515 Unix/Linux Network Programming (3) CS535 Network Security Fundamentals (3) EE509 Mobile and Wireless Communication (3) EE520 Advanced FPGA Design and Implementations (3) Upon completing the core requirements, the student is required to take three qualifying examinations. Qualifying Examinations (QE): The QE consist of three (3) subject areas. The student has a chance to select three exam subjects from a list provided by the Doctoral Program Committee. After the student has passed the Qualifying Examinations (QE), he/she is allowed to continue in the DCE program and begins to take courses listed in section III. The student is now a DCE candidate. III. Post-Candidacy Requirements (6 units - Second year of study) (Research methodology) DCE601 Research Methodology - I (3) DCE602 Research Methodology - II (3) IV. Advanced Studies (24 units - Third year of study) The doctoral candidate is required to take at least 24 units of advanced graduate courses to strengthen his/her background in preparation for his/her dissertation endeavor as well as to broaden his/her crossdisciplinary technical capabilities. The following are suggested course clusters provided to the DCE candidate for an in-depth study in his/her chosen research area; each cluster of courses corresponds to a major research area. Area 1. VLSI and Nanoengineering EE505 Advanced Digital IC Design (3) EE511 Advanced Analog IC Design (3) EE553 System on Chip (SOC) Design (3) EE584 Quantum Concepts and Applications in Nanoengineering (3) Area 2. Embedded Systems Design CE522 Embedded Design in Networking Environment (3) CE523 Embedded Design in Device Driver Environment (3) CS551 Mobile Computing for Android Mobile Devices (3) Area 3. Internet Technology and Mobile Computing CS501 Advanced Structured Programming and Algorithms (3) CS526 Advanced Web Programming (3) CS550 Data Mining and Business Intelligence (3) CS551 Mobile Computing for Android Mobile Devices (3) CS570 Big Data Processing – MapReduce Programming (3) CS571 Cloud Management – Hadoop Administration (3) Area 4. Network Engineering CS565 Advanced Network Management (3) CS571 Cloud Management – Hadoop Administration (3) CS575 Network Analysis and Testing (3) The doctoral candidate has the option to take courses in or outside the above cluster courses to meet the Advanced Studies requirement in section IV. Courses must be numbered at the 500 level or above in computer engineering areas (courses with EE, CE, CS designations). V. Electives (24 units - Fourth-fifth year of study) The student is required to take at least 24 units of graduate courses, which need not be limited to engineering, numbered at the 500 level or above to meet the electives requirement. The student is reminded that a cross disciplinary study of subjects can be desirable as the fast changing electronics and computer industries have become more demanding on engineers to have multidisciplinary skillsets. Curricular Practicum: Students without prior practical experience in related fields are required to engage in curricular practicum to work on company projects that are directly related to the student’s dissertation research or course of study. Others have the option to conduct curricular practicum when applicable. No more than 6 units earned from curricular practicum courses are counted for elective credit. The student must observe the rules required for taking the practicum courses. VI. Doctoral Dissertation (12 units - Fifth year of study) A Dissertation Committee (DC) must be formed by the doctoral candidate and approved by the DCE Program Committee before the student starts his/her doctoral research work. The doctoral candidate is required to earn a minimum of 12 units in dissertation coursework to meet the graduation requirement. DCE698 Dissertation – I (6) DCE699 Dissertation - II (6) [-]

Engineering Doctoral Programs (PhD)

Carleton University, Faculty of Engineering and Design
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years September 2017 Canada Ottawa

Carleton offers you outstanding graduate programs, remarkable research opportunities, intriguing internships and collaborations with supportive staff and faculty. [+]

PhDs in Engineering and Technology in North America 2017. Carleton offers you outstanding graduate programs, remarkable research opportunities, intriguing internships and collaborations with supportive staff and faculty. Our engineering and design graduate programs offer excellent research and practical applications related to your field of interest. A number of our programs are collaborative with the University of Ottawa through our Ottawa-Carleton Joint Institutes. (Depending on who you would like to have as your thesis supervisor, you can apply either to Carleton University or the University of Ottawa.) PhD PROGRAMS LIST: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering This program is offered through the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering which combines the research strengths and resources of Carleton and the University of Ottawa. We offer two PhDs programs in this field: a Doctor of Philosophy Aerospace Engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy Mechanical Engineering. Fields of Specialization Materials and Manufacturing Aeronautical and Space Engineering Biomedical Engineering Controls and Robotics Materials and Manufacturing Solid Mechanics and Design Thermal and Fluid Engineering Civil Engineering Our civil engineering programs are offered through the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Civil Engineering which gives students access to professors, courses and facilities at Carleton and the University of Ottawa. Fields of Specialization Environmental Engineering Fire Safety Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Structural Engineering Transportation Engineering Water Resources Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering The PhD program in Electrical and Computer Engineering is offered by the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering and the Department of Electronics in the Faculty of Engineering and Design. Carleton has known expertise in this field, producing highly qualified graduates to work on projects ranging from high-speed/high-frequency circuitry to optical fiber communications to computer systems and software engineering. Our renowned researchers work in areas such as biomedical engineering, computing, electrical engineering, engineering systems and analysic, interactive multimedia systems, software engineering, speech/signal/image processing and telecommunications. The Electrical and Computer Engineering program is also offered through the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Electrical and Computer Engineering which allows our students access to the largest program in Canada with resources both at Carleton and the University of Ottawa. Fields of Specialization Biomedical Engineering Computer Aided Design for Electronic Circuits Computer and Software Engineering Computer Communications, Distributed Systems, and Multimedia Digital and Wireless Communications Integrated Circuits and Devices Microwaves and Electromagnetics Photonic Systems Signal, Speech and Image Processing Systems and Machine Intelligence Environmental Engineering Our program is focused on innovative research geared towards developing new technologies and practices that ensure we have clean air to breath, clean water to drink, clean soil to grow our crops and clean energy to sustain our society. Our goal is to reduce the impact of our society on our environment. Our programs are offered through the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Environmental Engineering which allows our graduate students to take courses at both Carleton and the University of Ottawa. Fields of Specialization Air Pollution Management of Solid and Hazardous Waste Water Resources and Groundwater Management Water and Wastewater Treatment [-]