Course Requirements

Course requirements for the Ph.D. degree comprise 60 semester credit hours of course work beyond the bachelor's degree. Specific requirements for these 60 semester hours are as follows.
  •  A minimum of 30 semester hours of graded (eg. A,B,C) graduate course work (6000-level and above).
  • A minimum of 30 semester hours of additional graduate course work, satisfying the following:
    • Must include at least 10 semester credit hours of research and dissertation (ELEC 8990).
    • May include ungraded courses.
    • May include up to four semester hours of M.S. Thesis (ELEC 7990) from a completed master's program.
  • No more than 3 semester hours of independent study (ELEC 8900).
  • No more than 3 semester hours of seminar (ELEC 7950 or equivalent).
  • A minimum of 30 semester hours must be taken at Auburn.
  • A minor is required, which shall comprise at least 9 semester credit hours (of the 60 semester hours required) in a closely related field outside of the student's major area. This area may be within or outside of Electrical & Computer Engineering. The advisory committee must include at least one faculty member from the student's minor area.
  • All doctoral students must complete a minimum of 10 hours of 8990. Enrollment in 8990 may take place at any time the student and his/her advisory committee deem appropriate. During any one semester, the number of hours of 8990 in which the student enrolls should reflect the amount of time being spent on the dissertation and the degree to which university resources are being utilized. Students may enroll, during any one semester, for as few as one hour or as many as 10 hours of 8990. The requisite 10 hours of 8990 should be included in the plan of study. No grade is assigned.
  • Additional course work may be required by the student's advisory committee according to the student's background and interests.
  • A formal plan of study must be approved by the student's Advisory Committee and filed with the Graduate School.

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