Ph.D. Course Descriptions

Compulsory Courses

Seminar (ESYE 690)


The widening of students’ perspectives and awareness of topics of interest to systems engineers through seminars offered by faculty, guest speakers and graduate students.

Qualifying Exam Preparation (ESYE 691)


In this course, the student carries out an independent study to prepare for the qualifying exam.  At the end of the course, the student takes a written and oral qualifying exam to demonstrate that he/she has sufficient knowledge about the fundamental subjects in his/her field and that he/she is capable of conducting scientific reseach towards writing a Ph.D. thesis.

Elective Courses