The MS and PhD programs in Engineering Science will be a nationally recognized program attracting new students and new research funds to the College of Engineering and contributing high quality graduates capable of engineering solutions to leading edge problems and opportunities in information technology fields.
The program will provide:
All students pursuing the ITE concentration must take the following three core engineering courses and obtain a grade of “B” or higher in each:
Beyond these core courses, the ITE student has considerable flexibility in tailoring their program. MS students pursuing a thesis option must complete 9 additional credit hours of coursework selected from the table below (most courses are 3 credit hours). These courses do not need to all be from the same category (categories are for informational purposes only). MS students pursuing a non-thesis (project) option, and PhD. students must complete 12 additional credit hours of coursework beyond the core from the elective courses below.
In addition, M.S. and Ph.D. students must meet the basic requirements of the engineering science program. Students work with their Major Advisor and Advisory Committee to develop a satisfactory course plan to meet their objectives.
Following are available electives by topic area. Electives may be chosen from any combination of topic areas.
In addition to the course requirements, the student’s project or thesis (M.S.) or dissertation (Ph.D.) must relate to information technology. In all cases, a formal proposal is required and must be approved by the students full committee. The students major advisor must be a member of the College of Engineering graduate faculty, and thesis credit/project independent study credit must be conducted in the major advisors home department under the advisors direction.
|Requirement||MS Project Option||MS Thesis Option||Ph.D.|
|Core Courses*||IE7425, (EE7770 or EE4710), and (EE7780 or IE4426 or CSC4330 or CSC7135) (9ch)|
|Elective Courses*||4 from elective list (12ch)||3 from elective list (9ch)||4 from elective list (12ch)|
|Project/Thesis/Diss**||1 independent study under major advisor (3ch)||6ch thesis under major advisor||6ch dissertation under major advisor|
|Other Courses***||4 (12ch)||2 (6ch)||11 (33ch)|
|Total Credit Hours||36||30||60|
|Major Advisor||Must be member of graduate faculty in the College of Engineering|
|Engineering Requirement||At least 18ch of coursework must be from College of Engineering||At least 15ch of coursework must be from College of Engineering||At least 18ch of coursework must be from College of Engineering|
|7000 or Higher Requirement||At least 18ch of coursework must be from College of Engineering||At least 15ch of coursework must be at 7000 level or higher||At least 27ch of coursework must be from College of Engineering|
|Ph.D. Minor Requirements||-||-||See Engineering Science degree requirements checklist and distribution of coursework hours for additional details|
Prior approval (before course is taken) is required from the ITE Coordinator to accept courses for core or elective credit which are not in the core or elective course lists respectively. This approval is not given lightly and a strong rationale must be presented. Requests to accept courses already taken as substitutes for core or elective courses will generally not be granted.
** The project, thesis, or dissertation credit must be either in the major advisor's home department or under ENGR, and must be under the major advisors direction. The project, thesis, or dissertation must relate to ITE.
*** "Other courses" are determined by the major advisor and committee in discussion with the student. These courses do not have to relate directly to ITE.
To be accepted into the concentration, students must meet general admission requirements of the Graduate School and the Engineering Science program. In addition ITE applicants must meet the following requirements:
Students coming from undergraduate programs in engineering, computer science, math, or physics will generally meet these requirements. Students from other backgrounds are encouraged to contact the ITE coordinator (see "Contacting Us" below) to determine eligibility.
For students transferring from other programs, the ITE concentration requires a minimum of one academic year full-time residency (18 credit hours coursework) after admission to the ITE concentration.
Gerry Knapp, PhD, PE
Office: 2523a Patrick F. Taylor Hall
Mailing Address: MIE Dept, 2508 Patrick F. Taylor Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803