Engineering Education Research Courses

*For more information regarding course equivalencies please refer to the Course Equivalency section, under “How to Read a Course Description“, in the CoE Bulletin Website: https://bulletin.engin.umich.edu/courses/course-info/

EER 390. Undergraduate Independent/Directed Study 
Prerequisite: Sophmore or junior standing. (1-4 credits)
Opportunity for undergraduate students to work on research projects under the supervision of an engineering education research faculty member. May be elected for 1-4 credits (approximately 4 hours/week for each credit). CourseProfile (ART)

EER 490. Undergraduate Advanced Independent/Directed Study 
Prerequisite: Senior Standing. (1-4 credits)
Opportunity for undergraduate students to work on advanced research projects under the supervision of an engineering education research faculty member. Project report submitted at the end of term; may be elected for 1-4 credits (approximately 4 hours/week for each credit). CourseProfile (ART)

EER 601. Foundation of Engineering Education Research
Prerequisite: None. (3 credits)
Introduction to the field of engineering education research (EER); the conduct of educational research and its application to engineering education; current literature to the use of theoretical and conceptual frameworks to guide EER; and professional development opportunities in EER. CourseProfile (ART)

EER 602. Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks in Engineering Education Research
Prerequisite: None. (3 credits)
In-depth examination of theories from education, psychology, and other disciplines that are relevant to EER with a focus on how the theories apply to EER, how they can guide research, and how they advance knowledge and practice. CourseProfile (ART)

EER 603. Research Design in Engineering Education Research
Prerequisite: EER 601. (3 credits)
Study of assessment, evaluation, and research in engineering education; overview of research design approaches in quantitative, and mixed methods research (e.g., sampling, experimental and quasi-experimental designs, inductive analysis approaches), instrument development, measurement and testing, validity, and other related topics. CourseProfile (ART)

EER 690. Graduate Independent/Directed Study 
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. (1-4 credits)
Opportunity for graduate students to work on research projects under the supervision of an engineering education research faculty member. Project reports submitted at end of term; may be elected for 1-4 credits (approximately 4 hours/week for each credit). CourseProfile (ART)

EER 990. Dissertation Research/Pre-Candidate 
Advisory Prerequisite: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a candidate. (1-8 credits)
Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted to status as candidate, typically after all coursework is complete. The defense of the dissertation, that is, the final oral examination, must be held under a full-term candidacy enrollment. CourseProfile (ART)

EER 995. Dissertation Research/Candidate 
Prerequisite: Standing as EER Doctoral Candidate. (4-8 credits)
Election for dissertation work by a doctoral student who has been admitted to candidate status. The defense of the dissertation, that is, the final oral examination, must be held under a full-term candidacy enrollment. CourseProfile (ART)