Total Minimum Hours: 30 credits
Core 1 hour
Concentration or Approved Area of Study 18 hours
Electives 11 hours
A program of study for all students must be approved by the Graduate Program Coordinator of the host Department.
Core Course Requirement 1 hour
CGN 6945 (1) Graduate Research Methods
Concentration or Area of Study 18 hours
Students select from either one of the following concentrations or an area of study approved by the Graduate Program Director in the host department:
Chemical & Biomedical Engineering (CHB)
Two courses from the following:
ECH 6105 (3) Advanced Thermodynamics
ECH 6285 (3) Advanced Transport Phenomena
ECH 6840 (3) Mathematical Methods for Chemical Engineering
ECH 6515 (3) Reacting Systems
ECH 6412 (3) Process Analysis and Modelling
BME 6634 (3) Biotransport Phenomena
Plus 12 additional credits of coursework in ECH or BME (may include 6 credits of Thesis and 4 credits of Independent Study)
Electrical Engineering (PEE)
Two courses from the following
EGN 5421 (3) Engineering Apps for Vector Analysis
EGN 5422 (3) Engineering Apps of Partial Diff. Eq.
EGN 5423 (3) Mathematics for Comm Eng 3
EGN 5425 (3) Engineering Applications of Complex Analysis
EGN 5425 (3) Matrix Theory
EEL 6545 (3) Random Processes
PHC 6050 (3) Biostatistics I
Plus 12 additional credits - Four courses, two sequences, from one of seven tracks. Each sequence consists of an entry level graduate course followed by a more advanced course that has the first course as a pre-requisite.
Some examples are:
EEL 5250 Power Systems Analysis EEL 6936 Power Systems II
EEL 5935 Energy Delivery Systems EEL 6936 Electrical Energy Distribution Systems
EEL 6502 Digital Signal Processing I EEL 6752 Digital Signal Processing II
EEL 6426 RF/Microwave Circuits I EEL 6427 RF/Microwave Circuits 2
Further examples may be found at: http://ee.eng.usf.edu/Graduate/courseOptions.htm.
Environmental Engineering (EVE)
ENV 6002 (3) Physical Chemical Principles
EES 6107 (3) Biological Principles of Environmental Engineering
ENV 6666 (3) Aquatic Chemistry
Plus one course from the following:
CGN 6933 (3) Green Engineering for Sustainability or
CGN 6933 (3) Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Communities or
ENV 6510 (3) Sustainable Development Engineering
And six additional credits of coursework in Environmental Engineering or related areas (may include up to 6 credits of thesis).
Transportation Engineering (TPE)
TTE 5205 (3) Traffic Systems Engineering
TTE 5501 (3) Transportation Planning and Economics
TTE 6507 (3) Travel Demand Modeling
And nine additional credits of coursework in Transportation Engineering or related areas (may include up to 6 credits of thesis and 4 credits of independent study).
Electives 11 credit hours
11 additional credits of coursework may be taken either inside or outside the host department, with approval from the graduate program director of the host department.
Students in this program are required to meet a comprehensive exam requirement for graduation. This exam requirement can be met through one of the following, with the approval of the Graduate Program Coordinator of the host Department:
- approval of a written thesis of a research project and successful oral defense of the thesis,
- a comprehensive evaluation of a student portfolio of scholarly work (publications, major projects, etc.) or
- successful completion of the FE (Fundamentals of Engineering Examination) offered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.
Students enroll in the thesis course that corresponds with the Concentration or Area of Study they are in.
CGN 6971 (6) Thesis (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
CIS 6971 (6) Thesis (Computer Science and Engineering)
ECH 6971 (6) Thesis (Chemical and Biomedical Engineering)
EEL 6971 (6) Thesis (Electrical Engineering)
EIN 6971 (6) Thesis (Industrial and Management Systems Engineering)
EML 6971 (6) Thesis (Mechanical Engineering)