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Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering
Master of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering
Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering
Doctor of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering
The Department of Aerospace Engineering offers traditional Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy programs which emphasize original analytical and experimental research. In addition, two unique programs are offered: the Master of Engineering and the Doctor of Engineering programs which emphasize system design and management. All these programs provide an excellent preparation for employment in industry or in private and government laboratories. The doctoral programs also prepare for an academic career in teaching and research. Graduate course work is available in the following areas of aerospace engineering: aerodynamics, propulsion, structures, flight testing, flight dynamics, controls, aircraft design, spacecraft design, and orbital mechanics.

Bioengineering

Bioengineering
Master of Science in Bioengineering
Doctor of Philosophy in Bioengineering
The bioengineering program is rigorous and places high demand on students. Students are expected to demonstrate that they understand interdisciplinary concepts, are able to generate testable hypotheses, design experiments, and collect and analyze data in an independent environment, as well as in team and interdisciplinary environments. Students will choose a research track of interest from the following: bioinformatics, biomechanics and neural engineering, biomaterials and tissue engineering, biomedical product design and development, biomolecular engineering, and bioimaging.

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Chemical Engineering
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Within the chemical engineering program research focuses on several areas. There are programs in enhanced oil recovery: micellar/polymer/thermal process; polymers; characterization, adaptation for drug-delivery systems; thermodynamics: phase equilibria, equations of state; natural gas reservoir engineering: mathematical and physical modeling; transport: boiling heat transfer; reservoir engineering: characterization of porous media, mathematical modeling, transient-test analysis; kinetics and catalysis: supercritical reactions, pollution-control catalysis for internal-combustion engines and wood-burning devices; process engineering: computer aided design; and process dynamics and control: optimal control, computer applications to control.
Petroleum Engineering
Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Within the chemical engineering program research focuses on several areas. There are programs in enhanced oil recovery: micellar/polymer/thermal process; polymers; characterization, adaptation for drug-delivery systems; thermodynamics: phase equilibria, equations of state; natural gas reservoir engineering: mathematical and physical modeling; transport: boiling heat transfer; reservoir engineering: characterization of porous media, mathematical modeling, transient-test analysis; kinetics and catalysis: supercritical reactions, pollution-control catalysis for internal-combustion engines and wood-burning devices; process engineering: computer aided design; and process dynamics and control: optimal control, computer applications to control.

Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering

Architectural Engineering
Master of Science in Architectural Engineering
Civil Engineering
Master of Civil Engineering
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Doctor of Engineering in Civil Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering
The Civil Engineering research programs are offered in engineering mechanics, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering and materials, earthquake engineering, pavements, and transportation. Less research intensive programs in Civil Engineering include the Master of Construction Management, Master of Civil Engineering, and Doctor of Civil Engineering. Studnets in these programs often maintain their full- or part-time employment.
Construction Management
Master of Construction Management
The Master of Construction Management program is designed for practicing construction professionals with four-year undergraduate degrees in Engineering, Architecture, Construction, or Business. The M.C.M. graduate degree is a 33-credit hour program with most courses taught during evenings at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park, Kansas. It is an ideal degree program for the working professional who needs flexibility in a course of graduate study. You may tailor your studies to your career goals and interests.
Environmental Engineering/Environmental Science
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering
Master of Science in Environmental Science
Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science
Research programs are offered in the areas of environmental engineering, air pollution analysis and control, hazardous waste and bioremediation.

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Computer Science
Master of Science in Computer Science
Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) offers master of science and doctor of philosophy programs in computer science. Graduate students gain advanced technical and hands-on skills on specific aspects of computer science while expanding their overall knowledge of the field. Students may select from a set of required courses in pre-defined areas of focus, or working in conjunction with an adviser, customize course selection to fit their needs. The interdisciplinary nature of our curriculum prepares students to analyze complex problems in their entirety and find innovative solutions. Master’s students may choose the thesis or nonthesis option. Ph.D. candidates are expected to exhibit a comprehensive knowledge of a broad cross section of the discipline and to contribute significant new knowledge to computer science through original research. For more information, please go to http://www.eecs.ku.edu/prospective_students/graduate .

Research areas include artificial intelligence, database systems, parallel and distributed computation, human-computer interaction, computer graphics, operating systems, and computer systems analysis.
  
Computer Engineering
Master of Science in Computer Engineering
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) offers a master of science degree in computer engineering. A thesis and nonthesis option is offered. The interdisciplinary curriculum integrates hardware and software development and function. Graduate students gain advanced technical and hands-on skills on specific aspects of computer engineering while expanding their overall knowledge of the field. Students may select from a set of required courses in pre-defined areas of focus, or working in conjunction with an adviser, customize course selection to fit their needs. For more information please go to, http://www.eecs.ku.edu/prospective_students/graduate Research areas include bioinformatics, computer architecture, information assurance, intelligent systems, machine learning, and software systems.
Electrical Engineering
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Doctor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) offers a master of science and doctor of philosophy and doctor of engineering degrees in electrical engineering. Graduate students gain advanced technical and hands-on skills on specific aspects of electrical engineering while expanding their overall knowledge of the field. Students may select from a set of required courses in pre-defined areas of focus, or working in conjunction with an adviser, customize course selection to fit their needs. The interdisciplinary nature of our curriculum prepares students to analyze complex problems in their entirety and find innovative solutions. A thesis and a nonthesis option is available for master’s students. There are two types of doctoral degrees, the doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) and the doctor of engineering (D. Eng.).  The former is more research oriented while the latter is more industrially oriented. The doctoral program prepares candidates for continued scholarship and scientific inquiry, emphasizing interdisciplinary study and research. For more information, please go to http://www.eecs.ku.edu/prospective_students/graduate
Research areas include circuit design, electronic devices, electrical and optical communications, control and automation, electromagnetics, instrumentation and signal processing.  
Information Technology
Master of Science in Information Technology
The MSIT program is a contemporary information technology (IT) degree. The program combines graduate courses and applied research opportunities in computer science (e.g., database management systems, information retrieval, programming languages), Internet engineering, information security, and software engineering/management to offer advanced education. The program is aimed both at practitioners seeking to enhance and upgrade their technical knowledge, and at recent graduates in computing sciences, business information systems, and other information technology related disciplines who wish to pursue advanced studies. Courses are offered on the Edwards Campus in Overland Park, KS.

Engineering Management

Engineering Management
Master of Science in Engineering Management
Surveys show that 45 to 50 percent of engineers from ages 25 to 45 hold engineering-management responsibility. The Master of Science program in Engineering Management at the KU School of Engineering prepares technical managers from fields of engineering, science, math and computer science to manage more effectively within technologically-based organizations and to promote entrepreneurial activities by forming new business enterprises. Founded in 1982, the program has an average enrollment of 200 students each semester. More than 90 percent of students in the program are practicing professionals employed in business, manufacturing or consulting. All courses required to complete the Engineering Management program are offered evenings and weekends at the KU Edwards Campus, 12600 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas.
Program Management
Master of Engineering in Project Management
Master of Science in Project Management
Traditionally technical, engineering and scientific organizations have used project management to define and implement projects. Now, driven by globalization, the Internet, new technology and rapid automation of work processes, more organizations are being required to implement new projects faster than ever before. KU‘s School of Engineering has developed two graduate-level project management degrees (available in fall 2013) to address workforce needs for highly-skilled project managers. Both programs can be completed in their entirety on the KU Edwards Campus. For more information click here.
 

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Doctor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering
Research programs are offered in biomedical engineering; computational mechanics and finite element analysis; computer-integrated manufacturing; heat transfer and thermo-fluid system design; laser diagnostics; mechanical system design and analysis; robotics and control systems.

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