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Graduate Program


Ph.D.s are offered in:

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME)

Bioengineering (interdisciplinary)

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE)

Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Science (CEEES)

Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)

Electrical Engineering (EE)

Admission is granted through the University’s Graduate School.

A candidate for the Ph.D. must spend a minimum of three years in full-time study and research beyond a bachelor’s degree, display proficiency and high attainment in scholarly endeavor and independent investigation, pass written Ph.D. qualifying exam, pass both an oral and a written admission-to-candidacy examination, and present a dissertation and successfully defend it in an oral examination. All requirements are expected to be completed within five years following completion of residence requirements.


Professional Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

An accelerated program, the Professional Master of Engineering at Notre Dame offers two concentration areas — environmental engineering and structural engineering. Students in the program benefit from close interaction with professional engineers, a flexible custom-designed curricula, and individual attention from faculty with unique field experience. In addition to core courses, professional development and practice classes range from risk management and project scheduling to sustainability and resilience and career evolution. 



Graduate Minor in Computational Science
and Engineering

A rapidly growing field, computational science and engineering is becoming indispensable for a variety of disciplines, including national security, biology, weather prediction, and industrial design. Individuals possessing the necessary skills can expect exciting and rewarding career opportunities. Designed to allow doctoral students finishing graduate work that involves high performance computing to add a credential to their degree, the Graduate Minor in Computational Science and Engineering requires 12 credit hours of coursework in computations and related areas plus a dissertation involving high performance computing.