University of North Dakota

School of Engineering and Mines

Engineering - Doctorate


University Ave

Grand Forks, ND 58202

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D.- Engineering

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering program provides students with specialized training customized to meet their specific interests and goals. Faculty advisors work with each student to structure a graduate program consisting of traditional engineering study, complementary multidisciplinary studies, strong interaction between fellow engineering students, and high quality research. The program is based upon the research strengths of faculty, and includes studies in the major engineering disciplines. Students receive a Ph.D. of Engineering with a specified and chosen track of: •Chemical Engineering, •Civil Engineering, •Electrical Engineering, •Energy Engineering, •Environmental Engineering, •Geological Engineering, •Mechanical Engineering, or •Petroleum Engineering. The program recognizes that effective researchers should have extensive expertise in a specialization (track) coupled with a familiarity and awareness of related research needs and the context for applying that expertise. Students enrolled in the Engineering Ph.D. program will develop a broad and inclusive background in the chosen track while also working with faculty from related disciplines to create the interdisciplinary and integrative research paradigms necessary for comprehensive research. A principal goal of the program is to produce Ph.D. research engineers for careers that focus on the invention and development of new technologies and advances for the 21st Century and beyond. Activities to develop professional and personal skills are intended through a multidisciplinary emphasis to enable participants to: 1) understand the ethical, political, and economic impacts of their research developments and policies; and 2) improve their ability to communicate about complex technical subjects in both professional and general settings. Goal 1: Graduates will have a depth of knowledge in their chosen engineering emphasis area accompanied by a breadth of knowledge in related areas to achieve their specific goals and objectives. Goal 2: Graduates will be proficient researchers, i.e. they will have the skills required to formulate, assess and document a hypothesis. Goal 3: Graduates will be well prepared for advanced professional practice, for teaching, and for careers in research and creative activity in engineering or a related field.


UND is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UND also holds many special accreditation's at the college, department, or program level.

International Student Requirements:

All graduate applicants must demonstrate academic-level proficiency with the English language before they will be considered for admission. This requirement must be met by all applicants, regardless of citizenship, residency, or nation of birth. No applicants will be considered for admission until the English Language Proficiency is met. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for ways in which this requirement can be met.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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