College of Engineering

Professor William M. Marcy, Dean

The College of Engineering offers programs of instruction and research leading to the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees with majors in Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, and Petroleum (master's only) Engineering. A Master of Science in Environmental Technology Management degree and a Master of Environmental Engineering degree are offered in the Department of Civil Engineering. The general regulations governing the graduate programs at Texas Tech University apply to these degrees.

In addition to the above degree programs, work leading to the Master of Engineering degree is offered with the entire graduate faculty of the college participating.

The program leading to the Master of Engineering degree does not specify an area of specialization and does not require a thesis. The program is designed primarily for practicing engineers. For such practicing engineers credit for graduate course work completed in residence at another accredited graduate school may be accepted for as much as one-half of the 36 semester hour requirement for the Master of Engineering degree. All work credited toward the degree must be completed within nine calendar years. Under certain circumstances, regular on-campus students may be admitted to the undifferentiated Master of Engineering degree program. (In such cases, the regular six-year time limit will apply.) In addition to the regulations governing admission to the Graduate School, a baccalaureate degree in engineering, or its equivalent, is required for entrance to the Master of Engineering program. The student may be required to take (without graduate credit) such undergraduate leveling courses as may be designated by the college.

Courses in Engineering. (ENGR)

5000. Special Topics in Engineering (V1-12). Prerequisite: Graduate standing in engineering. Individual study of advanced interdisciplinary topics in engineering under the guidance of one or more members of the engineering faculty.

5333. Advanced Methods of Engineering Project Management (3:3:0). Application of advanced numerical optimization techniques to interdisciplinary engineering project schedules. Resource allocation and cost control in total quality management environment.

5340. Turbomachinery (3:3:0). Working of a typical power plant. Components making up steam and gas turbines. Cycle performance and internal flow in turbines and forces generated.

5354. Creativity in Problem Solving (3:3:0). The basic concept of creativity and means by which individuals and groups can develop more effective creative skills. Exercises to increase creative thinking and problem solving in individual and group settings.

5360. Fundamentals of Engineering Science (3:3:0). An overview of physical, mathematical, and engineering concepts; including electronics, materials, statistics, C programming, digital logic, microprocessors, and project management.

5361. Device Characterization and Failure Analysis (3:2:3). Characterization techniques for materials and devices. Failure analysis of analog and digital devices and systems. Reliability analysis and testing. Diagnostic instrumentation and data analysis techniques.

5362. Advanced Semiconductor Processing and Process Characterization (3:2:3). Prerequisite: E E 5381. This course stresses process flow, yield management, specific device processing steps, and process control. Packaging and back-end processing.

5363. Advanced Topics in Semiconductor Product Engineering I (3:1:6). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Advanced industry-related project in the area of semiconductor product engineering.

5364. Advanced Topics in Semiconductor Product Engineering I (3:1:6). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Advanced industry-related project in the area of semiconductor product engineering. A continuation of Advanced Topics I.

5365. Parametric and Functional Device Testing (3:2:3). Prerequisite: E E 5384 and 5393. Fundamentals of semiconductor device chip and wafer testing. Parametric and functional tests, test philosophy, C programming for testing, and commercial wafer level testers.

6330. Master's Report (3). Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Formal technical report on an interdisciplinary topic under guidance of faculty from one or more departments.

7000. Research (V1-12).

8000. Doctor's Dissertation (V1-12).

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