The Engineering Education PhD Program bridges education research, theory and practice in engineering disciplines across the university and trains engineers to provide innovative educational experiences through practices of experiential learning, inclusion and accessibility, and other best practices in 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.
By the completion of the PhD degree program, students are expected to demonstrate the following primary student learning outcomes:
Students in the PhD program will be required to complete 72 credit hours (up to 30 hours may be research credits). The curriculum is designed around three focus areas:
|DEE 501*||Foundations of Engineering Education||3||Required Minimum of 72 Credits Total|
|DEE 502*||Equity and Inclusion in Engineering Education||3|
|DEE 504*||Introduction to Research in Engineering Education||3|
|Approved Course Sequence||Research Methods||6|
|Approved Course Sequence||Learning Theory, Educational Psychology or Socioligical Foundation of Education||3|
|DEE 695, 698 and/or 699*||Dissertation/Project/Research||12 to 30|
|Approved Course Sequence||Engineering Courses other than DEE||12|
|Elective Coursework||12 to 30|
* Courses with a DEE prefix do not prepare students to become professional engineers. The PhD in Engineering Education is not a licensure-leading engineering degree program. It does not prepare its graduates for the NYS professional engineering licensure exam. The MS in Engineering Education is not a licensure-leading engineering degree program.
Prospective students with a bachelor’s degree in engineering (minimum GPA of 3.0) are invited to apply. The GRE is not required. Admission to the program must be done online via the online Application Management System.
No physical documents should be sent to our office. Everything should be sent electronically and uploaded via the application portal.