COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING - GRADUATE

University of Miami Bulletin, 2014-2015 Graduate, College of Engineering COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING – GRADUATE www.miami.edu/engineering DEGREE PROGRAMS The College of Engineering offers courses of graduate study leading to the degrees of Master of Science, Master of Science in Architectural Engineering, Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Ph.D. degrees are offered in the areas of 1. Biomedical Engineering, 2.

Civil Engineering, 3. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 4. Ergonomics and Human Factors 5. Industrial Engineering, and 6. Mechanical Engineering. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Students with an appropriate B.S. degree may seek direct entry to either the M.S. track or Ph.D. track. Admission guidelines for the various tracks are as follows. Please refer to program specific sections of the bulletin for more information with respect to admission and degree requirements.

B.S. to M.S.: In engineering, the master’s – not the bachelor’s – degree is the first professional degree, so all engineers should seek to obtain an M. S. degree. In order to facilitate the obtainment of an M.S. degree, the University of Miami (UM) College of Engineering (CoE) offers the M.S. degree through a number of possible venues or entry points, as summarized below. Every one of our M.S. degree programs requires 10 courses or 30 credit hours to complete; this can be typically undertaken in one, 9-month academic year (i.e., by enrolling in 15 credit hours per semester).

University of Miami Bulletin, 2014-2015 Graduate, College of Engineering General Admission Requirements: 1.

A B.S. degree from an accredited program. 2. Typically a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 3. Typically a GRE score of 300 or higher (verbal + quantitative). 4. Typically for international students a TOEFL PBT score of 550 or higher, or a TOEFL iBT score of 80 or higher, or an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher. Some students may be required to take additional pre-requisite coursework, depending on the nature and content of their B.S. degree. A maximum of 6 credit hours above and beyond those required for a B.S. degree can be transferred into our 30-credit hour M.S. program. Additionally, qualified students may apply for a partial tuition scholarship (which at present is averaging about 25% of the cost).

More detailed information can be found in the Prospective Graduate Students section of our website at www.miami.edu/coe.

UM Entry Point Typical Duration Comments 1. Freshman Year 4 + 1 years Students enter UM CoE as a freshman and apply by their junior year to obtain a joint B.S./M.S. degree after 5 years. 2. Transfer Year years Students enter UM CoE as a transfer from another accredited program after 2 years and apply by their junior year to obtain a joint B.S./M.S. degree after 3 years. 3. Summer Semester Before M.S. 4⁺ + 1 year International students complete their B.S. capstone project at UM CoE as exchange students, then receive their B.S. from their home institution and transition – without leaving U.S.

into the M.S. program, beginning in the Fall semester.

4. First M.S. Semester OnCampus 1 year Students enter M.S. program either after receiving a B.S. or after being in the workforce following their B.S. degree. 5. First M.S. Semester OffCampus 1.5 to 3 years Working professionals enter a specially customized M.S. degree program at an off-campus location. 6. First Semester of An Intensive English Program (IEP) IEP + 1.5 years (in depth detail of program found on reverse of this International students with a B.S. in engineering who are unable to meet TOEFL/IELTS requirements and have a minimum 146 or higher score on the quantitative section of the GRE may enter into the IEP and, assuming a minimum score of 450 on 843

University of Miami Bulletin, 2014-2015 Graduate, College of Engineering page) TOEFL, must take one required M.S. course per IEP semester; if they graduate from IEP and their M.S. course grades average 3.0 or better, they will not be required to retake the GRE before continuing – as a full-time student – in their chosen M.S. program. 844

  • University of Miami Bulletin, 2014-2015 Graduate, College of Engineering
  • B.S. to Ph.D.: Direct admission to the Ph.D. track by students holding B.S. degrees is limited to students with exceptional credentials. These credentials typically include a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and a minimum GRE of 308 (verbal plus quantitative). After completion of the Departmental M.S. requirements, students enrolled in the direct B.S. to Ph.D. track may apply for an M.S. degree.
  • M.S. to Ph.D.: Criteria for admission into the Ph.D. program for students with an appropriate M.S. degree include a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale within their M.S. degree program and a minimum GRE of 302 (verbal plus quantitative). The College offers graduate programs leading to degrees in both traditional and interdisciplinary areas of study. The primary focus of the College lies in those areas and problems that cross traditional lines. Given the interdisciplinary nature of programs, flexibility is provided in course selection which allows each student to pursue a program especially tailored to the goals of the individual. Given the strengths of the University, graduate programs are offered in conjunction with other schools or units. These programs include:
  • Biomedical Engineering in conjunction with the School of Medicine
  • Engineering Management Dual M.S. in Industrial Engineering and M.B.A. in conjunction with the School of Business Administration
  • M.S. program in Management of Technology in conjunction with the School of Business Administration
  • M.S. in Environmental Health and Safety in conjunction with the School of Medicine. The M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Interdepartmental Graduate Studies permit, with approval of the Graduate Council, highly qualified students to pursue a privileged individualized program which cuts across disciplinary lines.

Further details on the various College of Engineering areas of specialization are given under the Departmental and Program headings that follow this section. Students applying for graduate admission to the College should submit three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant’s abilities and background. Students who hold a bachelor’s degree in a field other than their proposed major may be admitted to the graduate program and to candidacy upon completion of appropriate undergraduate deficiency courses, in addition to the regular requirements for the graduate degree.

University of Miami Bulletin, 2014-2015 Graduate, College of Engineering A student’s overall program is planned by the student and the student’s advisory committee. Requirements for the M.S. thesis and non-thesis options (not available in all areas of specialization) are shown below. Accepted M.S. applicants can apply and be considered on a competitive basis for partial tuition scholarships. Need based aid also can be awarded, as determined through the financial aid process. A minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 must be maintained in order to maintain satisfactory progress.

Accepted Ph.D. applicants financial assistance is available in the form of fellowships, partial tuition scholarships, teaching and research assistantships, and graduate cooperative assistantships combining study and work assignments with private engineering and architectural firms and government agencies. A minimum graduate GPA of 3.3 must be maintained in order to maintain satisfactory progress. Financial support is provided predominantly to students pursuing Ph.D. degrees. For further information, contact David T. Poole, Director of Admission, College of Engineering at dtpoole@miami.edu or 305-284-4773.

University of Miami Bulletin, 2014-2015 Graduate, College of Engineering DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Requirements for the Master of Science Degree (thesis option):
  • An approved integrated program with a minimum of 30 semester credits with an average grade of B or better and no grade below C.
  • At least six (6) course credits must be at the 600-level.
  • Six credits of the required 30 must be earned in thesis work.
  • An oral examination in defense of the thesis. Requirements for the Master of Science Degree (non-thesis option):
  • An approved integrated program with a minimum of 30 semester credits with an average grade of B or better and no grade below C.
  • At least twelve (12) of the course credits must be at the 600 level.
  • In most departments a 3-credit graduating project is required. Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree:
  • The programs leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy comply in full with the regulations of the Graduate School concerning admission, residence requirements, qualifying and final examinations and dissertation.
  • Applicants for admission to the Ph.D. program will be expected to have superior records in their M.S. and B.S. degree programs, well above average scores on the Graduate Record Examination, and strong letters of recommendation.
  • At least 18 credits in courses must be taken beyond the requirements for the M.S. degree of which 6 credits must be at the 600 level.
  • All candidates for the doctorate are expected to complete an appropriate integrated program of studies in preparation for the comprehensive Qualifying Examination.
  • Students are expected to take their qualifying exams during the first year of enrollment. Admission to candidacy across College of Engineering Departments includes passing the qualifying exam and successful defense of a proposal for research.
  • Minimum of one year beyond admission to candidacy is usually necessary for the completion of an acceptable dissertation (12 credits or more), whereupon the student is then expected to defend their Ph.D. thesis during the Final Oral Examination.

Departments may have requirements in addition to the above general requirements for their own graduate programs. For further information, contact Office of Admission, College of Engineering (David Poole, dtpoole@miami.edu or 305-284-4773). 847

  • University of Miami Bulletin, 2014-2015 Graduate, College of Engineering POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
  • A Postgraduate Certificate Program is available requiring the completion of a minimum of 15 semester hours of individually planned advanced course work in an area of engineering specialization, or interdisciplinary study.
  • Course sequences culminate at an advanced level, but may begin at a basic level if a new area of specialization is to be undertaken.
  • The Program must be completed with a grade average of at least C, within a period of five calendar years from the date of enrollment.
  • No transfer credits will be accepted. International students requiring a student visa must be in a degree program, and cannot obtain a student visa for the Certificate Program; but international students with certain other types of visas may enroll in the Program.
  • Basic admission requirement for the Program is a bachelor’s degree in a recognized field of engineering or registration as a Professional Engineer by examination.
  • Students demonstrating marked ability in the Program may be encouraged to apply for admission to study for the Master’s Degree, and may apply up to six credits toward the M.S. degree.

Customized Engineering Master’s Program The College of Engineering at the University of Miami has a unique graduate admission option for students wishing to be accepted into graduate studies to pursue a Master of Science degree in Engineering, but who are unable to demonstrate acceptable levels of English proficiency at the time of their application for admission. The IEP+ 1.5 Year Program is focused on helping non-native English applicants to obtain a Master of Science degree in Engineering. Prospective students must complete and submit an application for graduate admission into the College of Engineering, providing all supporting documents as outlined in our graduate admission application and meet the following criteria: 1.

Applicants must be academically admissible into graduate studies with appropriate academic credentials. They must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, or its equivalent, or be a candidate for one at the time of application. 2. Applicants must score a 146 or higher on the quantitative portion of the GRE. 3. Applicants must score a 450 or higher on TOEFL PBT (paper based test), or a 133 on TOEFL CBT (computer based test), or 45 on TOEFL iBT (internet based test) or 4.5 on ILETS (International English Language Testing System). Students who are accepted under these criteria will enroll in our Intensive English Program (IEP) for a designated time, typically a year.

The actual length of time a student will spend in IEP will be determined through a placement exam given once the student has arrived on the University of Miami Coral Gables campus. Students will also be required to enroll in a 848

University of Miami Bulletin, 2014-2015 Graduate, College of Engineering minimum of one graduate engineering course each semester while enrolled in IEP. Selection of these courses will be done after academic advising has taken place with our Associate Dean for Academics for students in this program. Full-time enrollment in the M.S. portion of the IEP/M.S. Program will commence when the student has successfully completed Level Five of IEP and has completed two or more approved engineering courses, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Depending on the student’s background, the M.S. degree will require the taking of 30 or more credit hours – corresponding to 10 or more 3-credit courses – and the achievement of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in the taken courses.

Assuming a 30-credit M.S. program, it is anticipated that the IEP and 6 credit hours will be completed in the first year, 18 credit hours the second year (9 credit hours in the Fall and 9 credit hours in the Spring) and a minimum of 6 credit hours in Fall of the third year; thus, the duration is expected to be IEP+1.5 years. . If you have any questions about the CEM Program including cost of the program, please contact David T. Poole, Director of Admission, College of Engineering at dtpoole@miami.edu or 305-284-4773 or Associate Dean for Academics, Dr. Shihab Asfour at sasfour@miami.edu.

Ph.D. Course Exchange with Florida International University University of Miami Ph.D. students are eligible to enroll in courses at Florida International University for a maximum of 6 credits. Enrollment in FIU courses requires approval through the student’s program of study committee. See FIU/UM Ph.D. exchange section of the Graduate School section of the bulletin for more details. 849

University of Miami Bulletin, 2014-2015 Graduate, College of Engineering BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING - Dept. Code: BME DEGREE PROGRAMS The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science (thesis or non-thesis option) and Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering.

A 5-year BS/MS option is available for qualified undergraduate students enrolled within the Department. AREAS OF RESEARCH The areas of research in Biomedical Engineering include: 1. Biomedical instrumentation and devices 2. Medical imaging 3. Applications of computers to diagnostic and therapeutic systems 4. Biomedical signal and image processing 5. Rehabilitation and neural engineering 6. Brain-computer interface 7. Biomedical optics and lasers 8. Medical physics 9. Biomechanics, biofluid dynamics 10. Biomaterials 11.Tissue and cellular engineering 12. Stem cell research 13. Lab-on-a-chip devices ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering uses the same general graduate admission requirements as the College of Engineering. B. Students who hold a Bachelor’s degree in a field other than engineering may be admitted to the graduate program and to candidacy upon completion of appropriate undergraduate courses, in addition to the regular requirements for the graduate degree.

MASTER OF SCIENCE A. The Master of Science degree offers the graduate student an opportunity to obtain advanced training in selected areas of biomedical engineering and to begin independent research. B. General requirements for the M.S. degree are listed in this Bulletin under Engineering and under Master’s Degree-General. C. Both a 30-credit thesis option and a 30-credit non-thesis option are available. 850

University of Miami Bulletin, 2014-2015 Graduate, College of Engineering D. There is also a 5-year BS/MS option available for qualified undergraduate students enrolled within the Department.

E. The department admits four types of students to its MS program: 1. Students with BS degrees in Biomedical Engineering or similar engineering fields 2. Students with BS degrees in Electrical, Computer, Mechanical, Chemical, or similar engineering fields 3. Students with BS degrees in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Biology or similar fields 4. Students with MD or similar degrees F. Students in the last two groups are generally given conditional admission and required to take additional undergraduate courses in engineering, mathematics and science depending on their previous course work as decided by the graduate program director and the designated advisor.

G. There are three paths to earn a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering: 1. The Thesis Option requires a minimum of 30 credits beyond the BS degree. These must include a minimum of 6 thesis credits (BME 710) and the completion of at least 6 credits of appropriate courses at the 600 level. 2. The Non-Thesis Option requires a minimum of 30 credits beyond the BS degree. These must include at least 3 credits for an independent design or research project for which the student enrolls in BME 605. In addition, at least 9 credits of appropriate courses at the 600 level must be completed.

3. The BS/MS Dual degree Program (see separate section below). H. The student’s overall graduate program is planned by the student, advisor, graduate program director and the thesis committee (for the thesis option). 1. The thesis committee consists of a minimum of 3 members. 2. Two members, including the chair of the committee, shall be faculty members from the BME Department (primary or secondary), and one member must be from outside the Department. 3. Outside members of the thesis committee can include part-time faculty that teach within the Department.

4. One of the committee members must be a member of the Graduate Faculty.

I. The three courses of the Unified Medical Sciences sequence (BME 501, 502 and 503) were designed to apprise the engineer of the basic knowledge in the life sciences necessary to work in the broad field of biomedical engineering. 1. MS Students coming from traditional engineering field with no biology/medicine backgrounds are required to complete all of the three Unified Medical Sciences courses. 2. Other MS students are required to take at least two of the three courses unless the student holds a degree in medicine (MD, DO or equivalent) or an advanced degree (or its equivalent) in the life sciences.

3. Each such exception requires the approval of the department’s faculty for the course of concern. 851

University of Miami Bulletin, 2014-2015 Graduate, College of Engineering BS/MS 5-YEAR PROGRAM This program is available only to qualified undergraduate students enrolled within the Department as described in the Undergraduate Bulletin. A. This program permits students to receive a baccalaureate degree (BSBE) and a Master of Science (MS) degree in five years. B. The two degrees are awarded simultaneously when the combined requirements have been met for both degrees.

C. Qualified students who want to be enrolled in this program must apply before the end of their junior year and meet all pertinent graduate school and College of Engineering requirements.

D. In lieu of the senior design requirement, the participants complete one significant BS/MS design project by registering for BME 605 and 606. E. The design project is monitored by at least two mentors, one of the mentors must be a member of the primary faculty in the department. F. The project is completed by the acceptance of a verbal presentation and a written report by the student’s mentors. DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY A. The goal of the PhD program in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Miami is to prepare graduates for careers in academia, industrial research and development, or government.

The program is designed to train students for advanced independent research and technical innovation in biomedical engineering. B. The general requirements for award of the Doctor of Philosophy degree include: 1. Completion of a minimum of 60 credits beyond the Bachelor of Science degree. 2. Satisfactory completion of a qualifying examination.

3. The submission, oral defense, and approval of a dissertation proposal. 4. The submission and oral defense and approval of a dissertation. There are no foreign language competency requirements for the PhD in biomedical engineering. C. The requirements for admission to the PhD program in biomedical engineering usually include: 1. In general, the department admits three types of students to its PhD program: a) Students with MS degrees in Biomedical Engineering or related science and engineering fields. b) Students with MD degrees with undergraduate degrees in sciences or engineering.

c) Highly qualified students with BS degrees in engineering or sciences (direct BS to PhD track).

2. The general requirements for admission of BS students to the doctoral degree program are consistent with the admission requirements of the College of Engineering. 852

University of Miami Bulletin, 2014-2015 Graduate, College of Engineering 3. Students in M.S. thesis or non-thesis tracks who wish to pursue a doctoral degree can transfer to the doctoral degree program without completing a thesis or project under the following general requirements: a) A letter of support by a faculty member who agrees to serve as the student’s Ph.D. dissertation advisor. b) Completion of an application for admission to the PhD program, which will be reviewed by the Department’s Graduate Admissions Committee, using the standard admission criteria for the doctoral program. 4.

Regulations concerning admission, course requirements, residence requirements, qualifying and final examinations, and dissertation are listed in this Bulletin under Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy.

D. The doctoral program in biomedical engineering requires each student to pass a departmental qualifying screening examination. 1. The screening examination consists of three written examinations on each of the following broad subjects: a) basic engineering; b) applied mathematics and computer science; and c) applied physiology and medical science. 2. These examinations are usually offered once or twice each year. 3. The examination must be taken the first time it is scheduled after completion of the first two semesters.

4. A student may repeat once any or all parts of the examination where the results were found unsatisfactory.

5. Students admitted to the doctoral program with a BS degree that do not pass the qualifying examination may complete the MS degree. E. Following the successful completion of the screening examination, a PhD Supervisory Committee is appointed by the Chairperson of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. The role of the Supervisory Committee is to administer the dissertation proposal, and to make up any additional written or oral examination deemed necessary to complete the qualifying examination.

1. The supervisory committee is composed of a minimum of 5 members. 2. Three members, including the chair, shall be members of the Graduate Faculty, and one member shall be from outside the Department. 3. A minimum of three members, including the chair of the committee, must be primary faculty members from the BME Department. 4. A research mentor who is not a Primary Faculty member of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, can serve as Co-Chair of the Supervisory Committee, together with a second Co-Chair who shall be a member of the primary faculty of the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

5. A written dissertation proposal is submitted along with an oral presentation to the supervisory committee. 853

University of Miami Bulletin, 2014-2015 Graduate, College of Engineering 6. Acceptance of the dissertation proposal in combination with other examinations as determined by the committee to assure the qualifications of the student for the doctorate leads to candidacy for the Ph.D. F. When the student is admitted to candidacy, a dissertation committee is formed. 1. The Dissertation Committee is nominated by the Department, and is approved and appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School.

2. In the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Dissertation Committee is generally the same as the Supervisory Committee, but it may also be a committee formed anew to undertake the duties of advising and passing upon the dissertation.

3. The composition of the Dissertation Committee is subject to the same rules as for the Supervisory Committee (see above). 4. The duties of the Dissertation Committee are: a) to consult with and to advise students on their research; b) to meet, at intervals, to review progress and expected results; c) to read and comment upon the draft dissertation; d) to meet, when the dissertation is completed, to conduct the final oral examination and to satisfy itself that the dissertation is a contribution to knowledge and that it is written in lucid and correct English and submitted in approved form.

Successful defense of the dissertation leads to the award of the PhD degree. H. All students in the BME Doctor or Philosophy program are required to complete the following course or credit requirements: 1. At least two of the following three courses: BME 501, BME502, BME503. a. Students, who have completed these courses or similar coursework in their previous MS programs, may substitute technical electives for this requirement. b. Students in the direct BS to PhD track and students with no prior exposure to biology/medicine are required to complete all three courses c. This requirement can only be waived for students holding MD degrees.

2. A zero-credit Biomedical Engineering Seminar course (BME 680). This requirement can not be waived.

3. Students admitted with an MS degree must complete at least 18 credits of graduate level course work followed by at least 12 credits of dissertation work (BME 730 before admission to candidacy or BME 740 after admission to candidacy). A minimum of 6 course credits must be at the 600 level. 4. Students admitted with a BS degree must complete at least 42 credits of graduate level course work followed by at least 18 credits of dissertation work (BME 730 before admission to candidacy or BME 740 after admission to candidacy). A minimum of 12 course credits must be at the 600 level. 854

University of Miami Bulletin, 2014-2015 Graduate, College of Engineering MEDICAL PHYSICS PROGRAM The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Miami offers special MS and PhD program in Medical Physics accredited by CAMPEP.

The objective of the Medical Physics program is to provide advanced knowledge in the field of therapeutic medical physics, and to provide the training required for students to become licensed medical physicists. This program is coordinated by the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Radiation Oncology at the School of Medicine. Students who apply for the Medical Physics program are required to have BS degrees in Engineering or Physics or a Minor in Physics. The program is opened to students enrolled in the PhD program, regular MS program, as well as the dual degree (BS/MS) program.

Candidates are required to have completed a 3 credit course in Modern Physics (PHY360 or equivalent) and a 3 credit course covering the physical foundations of medical imaging (BME330 or equivalent) before they start their course work in the Medical Physics program.

Students enrolled in the Medical Physics Program must complete the following courses: BME502 - Unified Medical Sciences II (Human physiology) (3 cr) BME520 - Medical Imaging Systems (3 cr) BME581 – Radiation Biology and Physics (3 cr) BME582 - Radiation Therapy Physics (3 cr) BME583 - Radiation Protection (3 cr) BME629 - Advanced Medical Imaging (3 cr) BME681 - Radiation Dosimetry and Physics (3 cr) BME683 - Radiation Therapy Physics Clinical Rotation (3 cr) BME684 - Medical Physics Journal Club (1 cr) Any remaining credits required to complete the degree must satisfy the general requirements of the degree.

Students enrolled in the MS program in Medical Physics may require a total of 31 credits (non-thesis option) or 34 credits (BS/MS and thesis option) to complete the program requirements.

  • The topic of the BS/MS project (BME605/606), MS project (BME606, non-thesis option), MS thesis or PhD dissertation must be related to medical physics. In general, the project is cosupervised by Faculty from the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Radiation Oncology.
  • 500 level courses are open to advanced undergraduates and to graduate students; 600 level courses are open only to graduate students and seniors with graduate standing. Biomedical Engineering Course Listing 855
University of Miami Bulletin, 2014-2015 Graduate, College of Engineering CIVIL, ARCHITECTURAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING - Dept. Code: CAE DEGREE PROGRAMS The Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of:
  • Master of Science in Architectural Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering The specialty areas of study in Civil Engineering include:
  • structural engineering and structural materials
  • environmental engineering
  • water-resources engineering
  • The specialty areas of study in Architectural Engineering include:
  • integrated building systems
  • MEP systems In all fields of specialization, up to one-half of the required course work for the selected degree may be taken outside of the Department.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS All students applying to the graduate program are required to submit GRE scores and three letters of recommendation. Admission criteria are described under Colleges of Engineering – Graduate Admission Requirements. A. International students should consult the section on admissions. B. Students who hold a bachelor’s degree in a field other than their proposed major may be admitted to the graduate program and to candidacy upon completion of appropriate undergraduate deficiency courses, in addition to the regular requirements for the graduate degree.

MASTER OF SCIENCE A.

Requirements for the M.S. degree are listed in this Bulletin under Engineering and under Master’s Degree General. B. A total of 6 credits of transfer and/or exchange coursework not counted towards the student’s bachelor’s degree may be taken at another institution and used to satisfy requirements for the M.S. degree. C. Both a thesis option and a non-thesis option are available. 856

University of Miami Bulletin, 2014-2015 Graduate, College of Engineering D. There is also a 5-year B.S./M.S. option available for qualified undergraduate students enrolled within the Department. For this combined degree program only, students are allowed to transfer up to 9 credits of graduate coursework from a semester spent abroad. The coursework resulting in the 9-credit transfer is to be approved by the student's M.S. advisor prior to initiating the study abroad program. E. Of 30 required credits, up to 6 may be thesis research. At least 12 credits must be at the 600 level, of which up to 6 credits can be thesis research, independent study, or, for 5-year BS-MS candidates, Capstone Design.

F. The student and an advisory committee plan the students overall program. 1. The advisory committee consists of a minimum of 3 members. 2. The chair of the committee shall be a full-time faculty member from the CAE Department, one member must be from outside the Department and hold a Ph.D., and one member other than the chair must be either a full-time or part-time member of the Department. 3. One of the committee members must be a member of the Graduate Faculty. DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY A. Regulations concerning admission, course requirements, residence requirements, qualifying and final examinations, and dissertation are listed in this Bulletin under Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy.

B. A total of 6 credits of transfer and/or exchange coursework beyond those counted towards the student’s bachelor’s and master’s degrees may be taken at another institution and used to satisfy requirements for the Ph.D. degree. Students entering without a previous master’s degree may use a total of 12 such credits to satisfy requirements for the Ph.D. C. For students with a previous master’s degree, 18 credits of coursework are required, six of which must be at the 600 level in courses other than independent study. For students entering without a previous master’s degree, 42 credits of coursework are required, 12 of which must be at the 600 level in courses other than independent study.

D. The student and a supervisory committee plan the students overall program. E. A separate dissertation committee may be formed to oversee the progress of the dissertation but, in most instances, the student’s supervisory committee also serves as the dissertation committee. F. The supervisory/dissertation committee shall be composed of a minimum of 4 members. 1. Three members, including the chair, shall be members of the Graduate Faculty, and one member shall be from outside the Department and hold a Ph.D.

2. A minimum of two members, including the chair of the committee, must be full-time members from the CAE Department.

  • University of Miami Bulletin, 2014-2015 Graduate, College of Engineering RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES - CIVIL ENGINEERING
  • Current research activities in the Department include properties of concrete materials, , composite structural systems, fiber-reinforced concrete, modeling and simulation of engineering materials, multi-scale modeling of materials, fracture mechanics, structural steel behavior, structural health monitoring, structural repair and rehabilitation. RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES - ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING
  • Current research activities in the Department include energy, indoor air quality, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), environmentally compatible construction materials and systems, life-cycle building systems integration, and sustainable affordable housing.
  • RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES - ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
  • Current research activities in the Department include development of new physicochemical water and wastewater treatment processes, potable wastewater reuse, solid and hazardous waste management, health and environmental risk analysis, environmental/economic planning for sustainable development, hazardous waste remediation, environmental health studies, water quality studies, ground-water, surfacewater, and contaminant-transport processes, hydrologic processes, water resources planning and management, and water policy.

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Course Listing 858

University of Miami Bulletin, 2014-2015 Graduate, College of Engineering ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING - Dept. Code: EEN Current research interests of the faculty include Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Decision Modeling Biometrics Image Processing and Computer Vision Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Underwater imaging and vision Networks and Information Security Grid Computing Network Congestion Control Communications Wireless Network Multimedia Systems and Networks Network Science Systems Engineering Databases Photonics and Integrated Optics Data Mining Optoelectronic Devices Evidence and Data Fusion Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Signal Processing and Filtering Optical Imaging and Sensing Acoustics, Speech, and Audio Processing Bio-Nanotechnology Big Data Storage Systems Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Learning from Data DEGREE PROGRAMS I.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING 859

University of Miami Bulletin, 2014-2015 Graduate, College of Engineering The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department offers the Degree of Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S.E.C.E.) with a thesis option (24 course credits and 6 thesis credits) or a non-thesis option (30 course credits and no thesis credits). II. THE FIVE-YEAR B.S.E.E.-M.S.E.C.E DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM This is a structured and integrated program of 152/154 credits (depending on the undergraduate option). Students may pursue this program from either of the undergraduate option available for Electrical Engineering Majors. It includes two required courses, EEN 615 and EEN 616, as well as the selection of advanced technical electives. Note the following:
  • At least 30 credits must be at the graduate (500 or 600) level. Of these, at least 12 credits must be in courses open to graduate students only (600 level).
  • Interested EEN Juniors with cumulative GPA above 3.0 may declare their intent to participate by submitting an official application to the Departmental Graduate Committee for admission into the M.S.E.C.E. portion of the program.
  • A student wishing to drop out of the five-year program without the M.S.E.C.E. degree could receive the B.S.E.E. degree after completing all its requirements, including the senior design project.
  • All students must take the Graduate Record Examination (G.R.E.) before beginning their fifth-year courses.
  • To qualify for the M.S.E.C.E. degree, students must meet all the pertinent Graduate School requirements, including an acceptable G.R.E. score and a minimum of 3.0 GPA in the 30 credits applied towards the M.S.E.C.E. degree.
  • The student is awarded both the B.S.E.E. and the M.S.E.C.E. degrees after the requirements for both degrees are satisfied. COURSE REQUIREMENT FOR THE B.S.E.E.-M.S.E.C.E. FIVE YEAR DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM (152 credits) – Electrical Engineering Option The first three years are the same as in the undergraduate B.S.E.E. program with 97 credits. The remaining 55 credits shown below should include at least ten graduate courses of which, at least four are at the 600 level. Also see description of electives under the Electrical and Computer Engineering Section.

FRESHMAN YEAR Fall Semester EEN 111 Introduction to Engineering I 3 ENG 105 English Composition I 3 MTH 151 Calculus For Engineers 5 PHY 205 University Physics I 3 14 Spring Semester EEN 112 Introduction to Engineering II 2 EEN 118 Introduction to Programming 3 ENG 107 Writing about Science 3 MTH 162 Calculus II 4 PHY 206 University Physics II 3 PHY 208 University Physics II Lab 1 16 860

University of Miami Bulletin, 2014-2015 Graduate, College of Engineering SOPHOMORE YEAR Fall Semester EEN 201 Electrical Circuit Theory 3 EEN 218 Data Structures 3 MTH 311 Ordinary Differential Equations 3 PHY 207 University Physics III 3 PHY 209 University Physics III Lab 1 HA Cognate (Humanities and Arts Elective*) 3 16 Spring Semester EEN 204 Electrical Circuits Laboratory 1 EEN 304 Logic Design 3 EEN 305 Electronics I 3 EEN 307 Circuits, Signals, and Systems 3 MTH 210 Vectors and Matrices 3 CHM 151 Chemistry for Engineers I 3 CHM 153 Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers 1 17 JUNIOR YEAR Fall Semester EEN 301 Electromagnetic Field Theory 3 EEN 306 Electronics II 3 EEN 311 Electronics Laboratory 1 EEN 315 Digital Design Laboratory 1 EEN 336 Discrete-Time Signals and Systems 3 IEN/EEN 310 Engineering Probability 3 PS Cognate (People and Society Elective*) 3 17 Spring Semester EEN 312 Processors: Hardware, Software, and Interfacing 4 EEN 316 Structured Digital Design 1 EEN Core Elective* 3 EEN Core Elective* 3 ECE Elective* 3 HA Cognate (Humanities and Arts Elective*) 3 17 SENIOR YEAR Fall Semester EEN 415 Senior Project I$ 1 ECE Elective* 3 ECE 500 Level Elective* 3 ECE Elective* 3 ECE Design Elective* 3 Technical Elective* 3 Spring Semester Technical Elective* 3 Technical Elective* 3 ECE 500 Level Elective* 3 ECE Elective* 3 PS Cognate (People and Society Elective*) 3 HA Cognate (Adv.

HA Elective*) 3 861

University of Miami Bulletin, 2014-2015 Graduate, College of Engineering PS Cognate (Adv. PS Elective) 3 19 18 FIFTH YEAR Fall Semester EEN 615 3 ECE Elective* 3 600 Level Technical Elective* 3 9 Spring Semester EEN 616 3 ECE Elective* 3 600 Level Technical Elective* 3 9 * See description of electives under the Departmental Electives Section. $ Offered only in the Fall semester All courses shown in red should be taken as Graduate (G) courses. COURSE REQUIREMENT FOR THE B.S.E.E.-M.S.E.C.E. FIVE YEAR DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM (154 credits) – Audio Engineering Option FRESHMAN YEAR Fall Semester EEN 111 Introduction to Engineering I 3 ENG105 English Composition I 3 MTH 151 Calculus I For Engineers 5 PHY 205 University Physics I 3 MTC 109 Music Theory Skills I 3 17 Spring Semester EEN 112 Introduction to Engineering II 2 EEN 118 Introduction to Programming 3 ENG 107 Writing about Science 3 MTH 162 Calculus II 4 PHY 206 University Physics II 3 PHY 208 University Physics II Lab 1 16 SOPHOMORE YEAR Fall Semester EEN 201 Electrical Circuit Theory 3 Spring Semester EEN 204 Electrical Circuits Laboratory 1 862

University of Miami Bulletin, 2014-2015 Graduate, College of Engineering EEN 218 Data Structures 3 MTH 311 Ordinary Differential Equations 3 PHY 207 University Physics III 3 PHY 209 University Physics III Lab 1 MMI 201 Introduction to Music Recording 3 1 6 EEN 304 Logic Design 3 EEN 305 Electronics I 3 EEN 307 Circuits, Signals, and Systems 3 CHM 151 Chemistry for Engineers I 3 CHM 153 Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers 1 MTH 210 Vectors and Matrices 3 17 JUNIOR YEAR Fall Semester EEN 306 Electronics II 3 EEN 311 Electronics Laboratory 1 EEN 315 Digital Design Laboratory 1 EEN 336 Discrete-Time Signals and Systems 3 IEN/EEN 310 Engineering Probability 3 MMI 502 Digital Audio I 3 HA Cognate (Humanities and Arts Elective*) 3 17 Spring Semester EEN 312 Processors: Hardware, Software, and Interfacing 4 EEN 316 Structured Digital Design 1 EEN 436 Digital Signal Processing 3 EE Core Elective* 3 MMI 172 Audio Design Workshop III 1 MMI503 Digital Audio II 3 HA Cognate *** 3 18 SENIOR YEAR Fall Semester EEN 415 Senior Project I$ 1 Spring Semester MMI436 Audio Postproduction** 863

University of Miami Bulletin, 2014-2015 Graduate, College of Engineering EEN 437 Real-Time DSP Laboratory 1 ECE Design Elective* 3 EEN 502 Engineering Acoustics 3 Tech. Elective 3 PS Cognate (People and Society Elective*) 3 HA Cognate (Adv. HA Elective*) 3 17 3 MMI501 Transducer Theory 3 EEN 540 Digital Speech and Audio Processing 3 ECE 500 Level Elective* 3 PS Cognate (People and Society Elective*) 3 PS Cognate (Adv. PS Elective*) 3 18 FIFTH YEAR Fall Semester EEN 615 3 ECE Elective* 3 600 Level Technical Elective* 3 9 Spring Semester EEN 616 3 ECE Elective* 3 600 Level Technical Elective* 3 9 * See description of electives under the Departmental Electives Section.

Note that MMI504 could be substituted for MMI 436 *** Recommended a cognate that includes a Musicology Elective. $ Offered only in the Fall semester All courses shown in red should be taken as Graduate (G) courses. 864

University of Miami Bulletin, 2014-2015 Graduate, College of Engineering III. THE FIVE-YEAR B.S.CP.E. - M.S.E.C.E. DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM: This is a structured and integrated program of 154/156 credits (depending on the undergraduate option). Students may pursue this program from either of the undergraduate option available for Computer Engineering Majors. It includes two required courses, EEN 615 and EEN 616, as well as the selection of advanced technical electives. Note the following:
  • At least 30 credits must be at the graduate (500 or 600) level. Of these, at least 12 credits must be in courses open to graduate students only (600 level).
  • Interested Computer Engineering juniors with cumulative GPA above 3.0 may declare their intent to participate by submitting an official application to the Departmental Graduate Committee for admission into the M.S.E.C.E. portion of the program.
  • A student wishing to drop out of the five-year program without the M.S.E.C.E. degree could receive the B.S.Cp.E. degree after completing all its requirements, including the senior design project.
  • All students must take the Graduate Record Examination (G.R.E.) before beginning their fifth-year courses.
  • To qualify for the M.S.E.C.E. degree, students must meet all the pertinent Graduate School requirements, including an acceptable G.R.E. score and a minimum of 3.0 GPA in the 30 credits applied towards the M.S.E.C.E. degree.
  • The student is awarded both the B.S.Cp.E. and the M.S.E.C.E. degrees after the requirements for both degrees are satisfied. COURSE REQUIREMENT FOR THE B.S.Cp.E. – M.S.E.C.E. FIVE YEAR DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM (154 credits) - Computer Engineering Option FRESHMAN YEAR Fall Semester EEN 111 Introduction to Engineering I 3 EEN 118 Introduction to Programming 3 ENG 105 English Composition I 3 MTH 151 Calculus I For Engineers 5 14 Spring Semester EEN 112 Introduction to Engineering II 2 EEN 218 Data Structures 3 ENG 107 Writing about Science 3 MTH 162 Calculus II 4 PHY 205 University Physics I 3 PS Cognate (People and Society Elective*) 3 18 SOPHOMORE YEAR Fall Semester EEN 304 Logic Design 3 EEN 318 Algorithms 3 MTH 210 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3 PHY 206/207 University Physics II/III Spring Semester EEN 201 Electric Circuits I 3 EEN 312 Processors: Hardware, Software, and Interfacing 4 EEN 315 Digital Design Laboratory 1 865

University of Miami Bulletin, 2014-2015 Graduate, College of Engineering 3 PHY 208/209 University Physics II/III Lab 1 HA Cognate (Humanities and Arts Elective*) 3 16 EEN/IEN 310 Engineering Probability 3 MTH 309 Discrete Mathematics I 3 PS Cognate (People and Society Elective*) 3 17 JUNIOR YEAR Fall Semester EEN 204 Electric Circuits Laboratory 1 EEN 305 Electronics I 3 EEN 316 Structured Digital Design 1 MTH 311 Ordinary Differential Equations 3 Basic Science Elective* 3 Basic Science Lab Elective* 1 HA Cognate (Humanities and Arts Elective*) 3 15 Spring Semester EEN 306 Electronics II 3 EEN 307 Circuits, Signals, and Systems 3 EEN 454 Digital System Design and Testing2 EEN 455 Design-for-Testability Laboratory 1 EEN 567 Database Design and Management3 Basic Science Elective* 3 PS Cognate (Adv.

PS Elective*) 3 18 FOURTH YEAR Fall Semester EEN 311 Electronics Laboratory 1 EEN 414 Computer Organization and Design 3 EEN 417 Embedded Systems 3 EEN 418 Senior Project Planning$ 1 EEN 322 Systems Programming 3 SE 500 Level Elective* 3 SE 500 Level Elective* 3 HA Cognate (Adv. HA Elective*) 3 20 Spring Semester EEN 521 Computer Operating Systems 3 Computer Engineering Technical Elective* 3 Computer Engineering Technical Elective* 3 CE 500 Level Elective* 3 CE 500 Level Elective* 3 ECE Technical Elective* 3 18 FIFTH YEAR (GRADUATE CREDITS ONLY) Fall Semester Spring Semester 866

University of Miami Bulletin, 2014-2015 Graduate, College of Engineering EEN 615 M.S. Design Project I 3 CE 500 Level Elective* 3 600 Level Technical Elective* 3 9 EEN 616 M.S. Design Project II 3 CE 500 Level Elective* 3 600 Level Technical Elective* 3 9 * See description of electives under the Departmental Electives Section. $ Offered only in the Fall semester All courses shown in red should be taken as Graduate (G) courses. 867

University of Miami Bulletin, 2014-2015 Graduate, College of Engineering COURSE REQUIREMENT FOR THE B.S.Cp.E. – M.S.E.C.E.

FIVE YEAR DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM (156 credits) - Software Engineering Option FRESHMAN YEAR Fall Semester EEN 111 Introduction to Engineering I 3 EEN 118 Introduction to Programming 3 ENG 105 English Composition I 3 MTH 151 Calculus I For Engineers 5 14 Spring Semester EEN 112 Introduction to Engineering II 2 EEN 218 Data Structures 3 ENG 107 Writing About Science 3 MTH 162 Calculus II 4 PHY 205 University Physics I 3 15 SOPHOMORE YEAR Fall Semester EEN 304 Logic Design 3 EEN 318 Algorithms 3 MTH 210 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3 PHY 206/207 University Physics II/III 3 PHY 208/209 University Physics II/III Lab 1 PS Cognate (People and Society Elective*) 3 16 Spring Semester EEN 201 Electric Circuits I 3 EEN/IEN 310 Engineering Probability 3 EEN 312 Processors: Hardware, Software, and Interfacing 4 EEN 315 Digital Design Laboratory 1 MTH 309 Discrete Mathematics I 3 HA Cognate(Humanities and Arts Elective*)3 17 JUNIOR YEAR Fall Semester EEN 204 Electrical Circuits Lab 1 EEN 305 Electronics I 3 EEN 322 Systems Programming 3 Spring Semester EEN 316 Structured Digital Design 1 EEN 513 Software Design and Verification 3 EEN521/CSC 421** Computer Operating Systems 3 868

Next part ... Cancel