Clark School Home UMD

Degree Programs

PhD

PhD students require a minimum of 36 semester hours of courses with at least 30 semester hours at the 600 level or above (this includes all required courses for the MS plus 6 additional 600 level credits, at least six of the courses in a student's coursework plan must be in ENRE). These 36 semester hours of courses may not include any doctoral research credit (ENRE899). PhD students must also pass a qualifying oral exam taken after the core courses and at least two additional ENRE elective courses have been taken. Students entering into the program with an MS degree will be given credit for the courses taken in that program up to 24 credits with the approval of the student's advisor and the Reliability Engineering Graduate Committee. The coursework plan must contain the following Reliability Engineering core courses:

  • ENRE 600 Fundamentals of Failure Mechanisms
  • ENRE 602 Reliability Analysis

Students may not register for more than a total of six credits of ENRE 648: Special Problems in Reliability Engineering, no more than three credits in a single semester. For each registration of ENRE648 an approved scholarly paper must be submitted to the Graduate Studies Office. Research completed for ENRE648 may not overlap with a student’s thesis or dissertation topic. Furthermore, under no circumstances will students be permitted after the completion of the semester in which the credits were taken to convert ENRE648 credit to thesis (ENRE799) or dissertation (ENRE899) credits.


MS

MS students require a minimum of 30 semester hours of courses with at least 24 semester hours at the 600 level or above. At least six of the courses in a student's coursework plan must be in ENRE. The coursework plan must contain the following Reliability Engineering core courses:

ENRE 600 Fundamentals of Failure Mechanisms

ENRE 602 Reliability Analysis

Students may not register for more than a total of six credits of ENRE 648: Special Problems in Reliability Engineering, no more than three credits in a single semester. For each registration of ENRE648 an approved scholarly paper must be submitted to the Graduate Studies Office. Research completed for ENRE648 may not overlap with a student’s MS thesis topic. Furthermore, under no circumstances will students be permitted after the completion of the semester in which the credits were taken to convert ENRE648 credit to thesis  (ENRE799) credits.