Reliability Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

  1. Doctoral students compile a program of study with their advisor, which is then submitted to the Graduate Studies Office of the Department of Reliability Engineering for approval. This should be submitted in the first semester of study.
  2. Doctoral students must complete 36 credits of courses with at least 30 credits at the 600 level or above, including the required courses for the M.S. degree (ENRE600 and ENRE602).
  3. In addition, students must complete 12 credits of ENRE899.
  4. Students must pass the Ph.D. qualifying examination and successfully produce and defend a Ph.D. dissertation on an original research topic after the core courses and at least two additional ENRE elective courses are taken.

For the Ph.D. degree, students must complete a minimum of 36 credits of approved graduate courses (a minimum of 18 credits of coursework at the University of Maryland) and 12 credits of dissertation research, with a minimum 3.0 GPA overall. In addition, students must pass the Ph.D. qualifying examination and successfully produce and defend a Ph.D. dissertation on an original research topic after the core courses and at least two additional ENRE elective courses are taken. The GPA for these four courses must be 3.5 or higher.

Course Title Credits
Required courses:
ENRE600Fundamentals of Failure Mechanisms3
ENRE602Reliability Analysis3
Select 30 credits of additional courses30
Dissertation Research Requirements
ENRE899Doctoral Dissertation Research12
Total Credits48