Ph.D Program

The Ph.D. program comprises 36 credits of coursework and 48  hours of research experience, as shown in the table below. These requirements provide a foundation to prepare students to plan and conduct research in engineering education.

Course and credit requirements for EER Ph.D.


# courses

# credits

Engineering Education Core


9 (minimum)

Research Methods Core


12 (minimum)

Specialization Electives


12 (minimum)

Immersive Learning Experience


3 (minimum)

Research Experience


48 (approx.)

A grade of B- or better to count for credit towards the degree, and the curriculum includes an M.S. degree in EER (30 credits) typically awarded within the first two years.

EER Courses

  • EER 601: Foundations of Engineering Education Research (3 credits, to be offered every fall term, beginning 2018)
  • EER 602: Introduction to Theoretical Frameworks (3 credits, to be offered alternate winter terms, beginning 2019)
  • EER 603: Research Design in Engineering Education (3 credits, to be offered alternate winter terms, beginning 2020)