Graduate Education

Faculty member Stephanie Phillips leads a class.

The department is currently seeking to establish PhD and MS degree programs in Engineering Education, as well as a graduate certificate program. Please check back to the website for updates (or subscribe to updates) on the status of these programs. 

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Graduate Courses

The department offered its first engineering education graduate course in the fall of 2019. It was a special topics course on Computing Education. In the spring, we offeredg DEE 501, Foundations of Engineering Education. These and forthcoming courses, listed below, can be taken as electives by graduate students in other engineering departments.

  • DEE 501 Foundations of Engineering Education
  • DEE 502 Equity and Inclusion in Engineering Education
  • DEE 503/599 Practicum and Supervised Teaching
  • DEE 500 Computing Education
  • DEE 510 Experiential Learning
  • DEE 504 Introduction to Research in Engineering Education
  • DEE 540 Assessment Methods in Engineering Education
  • DEE 601 Scaling and Translating Engineering Education Research

Advanced Certificate

The Advanced Certificate in Engineering Pedagogies and Practices will focus on the practical application of engineering education research findings in the classroom, and will be designed for engineers who want to know how to effectively communicate and impart engineering knowledge to others in a variety of professional contexts, not just in formal classrooms. This program is in the approval process, and applications will not be accepted until final approval is granted.

Courses in Design of Engineering Training and Curricula

For students interested in pursuing coursework or study in this area, please contact gradeng@buffalo.edu for more information.

MS in Engineering Education

The MS in Engineering Education program will prepare students to teach introductory engineering at the community college or first-year undergraduate level. This program extends the ability of those with engineering background to teach and to build programs and curriculum across engineering teaching contexts. The program provides a foundational knowledge of engineering epistemology, learning, pedagogy, assessment and diversity/inclusiveness. This program is in the approval process, and applications will not be accepted until final approval is granted.

PhD in Engineering Education

The PhD in Engineering Education program will prepare students to successfully conduct rigorous engineering education research, disseminate the results of that research to other engineering education scholars and translate their findings into classroom practice. The PhD program will provide a thorough introduction to concepts, theories, models, frameworks and pedagogies that are central to engineering education and learning. It will equip students to use a variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods and apply them in their selected area of specialization as they develop their engineering education scholarship and expertise. This program is in the approval process, and applications will not be accepted until final approval is granted.