PhD Plan of Study

The Plan of Study for Mechanical Engineering must contain a minimum of 36 credits (12 courses) of graduate coursework, with a minimum of 12 credits (4 courses) of coursework taken at the University of Maryland as a PhD student. Additionally, students are required to complete a minimum of 12 ENME899 Candidacy Research credits (the Office of the Registrar will automatically enroll you in 6 credits each semester after advancing to candidacy).

All Mechanical Engineering students are required to complete 2 approved math courses.

A full list of requirements can be found here: 

https://enme.umd.edu/graduate/degrees/doctorate-philosophy

http://megrad.umd.edu/phd-approved-math-courses/

The Plan of Study for Reliability Engineering must contain a minimum of 36 credits (12 courses) of 600 level or above courses with  a minimum of 12 credits of coursework taken at the University of Maryland as PhD student. At least 6 of the courses in the student’s Plan of Study must be in ENRE. Additionally, students are required to complete a minimum of 12 ENRE899 Candidacy Research credits (the Office of the Registrar will automatically enroll you in 6 credits each semester after advancing to candidacy).

All Reliability Engineering students are required to complete ENRE 600, Fundamentals of Failure Mechanisms and ENRE 602, Reliability Analysis.

Complete information on these requirements can be found here:

http://www.enme.umd.edu/grad/phd-reliability

Transfer Credit from another Institution

Students with graduate work from an accredited institution may, upon student’s advisor and the Graduate Office approval, transfer in up to 24 credits (8 courses) of coursework. Please note that for the Ph.D. program, this is a departmental process, and coursework included does not appear on a student’s UMD transcript. 

For courses to be considered for transfer, you must provide a transcript, a course description and the UMD equivalent. If there is no UMD equivalent the course cannot be transferred. Undergraduate courses are not acceptable for transfer.

Once you have completed your Plan of Study you must obtain your advisor’s signature. Please bring the form/unofficial transcripts/course descriptions to the ME Graduate Office located at 2168 Martin Hall or E-mail them to megrad@umd.edu

*The final Plan of Study must be submitted by the end of your first semester at UMD*

If you have any question please contact Marta Manzano at mmanzano@umd.edu or 301-314-7058