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Temple University

College of Engineering

Philadelphia, PA

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Temple University

Overview

Graduate Engineering Degree and Program Options

Our Ph.D. Degrees are designed for students planning careers in industrial, government, or academic settings. These degrees can be earned through advanced study in any engineering departments: Bioengineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. By earning a Master of Science degree, a student can advance in a chosen field by uniting engineering theory and practice. Coursework only, project and thesis options are available to M.S students, and all M.S programs can be completed on a full or part-time basis. Students pursuing the M.S in Bioengineering can concentrate on biomechanics, biomaterials, or bioelectronics. The M.S. in Civil Engineering encompasses studies and applied research in structural engineering, including reinforced masonry, pre-stressed masonry walls, and seismic design. Graduate education within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department involves practical instruction and research concentrations. Candidates for the M.S. in Electrical Engineering degree may choose from concentrations in computer architectures and microelectronics, digital signal processing and digital data communication, or intelligent systems and control. Students in the Professional Science Master's degree in Computer & Security Systems will focus on the technology layer within the cyber-physical security paradigm, and on the tools and methodologies needed to ensure trustworthiness and asset protection of hardware and network systems. The M.S. in Environmental Engineering covers fundamentals and applications of water resources engineering; pollution in natural systems, such as water, ground, and air; the fate of pollutants in groundwater and soil; emerging contaminants; flow in porous media; and use of multifractals in environmental transport, hazardous waste management, and complex geochemical processes in subsurface environments, among others. The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering focuses on advanced composites, biomechanics, dynamical systems and fluids, and energy. Finally, the College of Engineering, in conjunction with Temple's Fox School of Business, offer a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management. Students in this program will develop an in-depth understanding of strategy, innovation, creativity, management, and entrepreneurship.

Faculty and Students Conduct Interdisciplinary Research in Forward-looking Facilities

Temple University recognizes that engineering is becoming a more interdisciplinary field, as engineers contribute to a range of industries. The College of Engineering's research initiatives also reflect an interdisciplinary approach. The college's research-focused faculty leads activities in promising spheres, such as the computer-brain interface, targeted drug delivery, and green engineering. Conducting research in an atmosphere of teamwork prepares students to become leaders in their profession. Graduate students from the College of Engineering conduct projects with other departments, colleges, and schools at Temple University, such as the College of Science and Technology and the School of Medicine. In fields such as bioengineering, College of Engineering projects can involve interdisciplinary research that is coordinated with other sciences and clinical investigators at the university or at other institutions. Electrical engineering students conduct interdisciplinary research in conjunction with faculty in other branches of engineering, science, and mathematics. All disciplines in the college are encouraged to participate in interdisciplinary research projects. Graduate students are also eligible for research assistantships. The college's distinguished faculty members have received prestigious awards and grants for research funding. Cutting-edge research facilities and laboratories are dedicated to collaborative initiatives.

Philadelphia is a City at the Forefront of Technology

The College of Engineering is located at Temple University’s main campus, in the thriving city of Philadelphia—a city at the forefront of science and technology. Graduate students can take advantage of a vibrant arts and culture scene, restaurants, sports and recreation activities in a city easily navigated by walking, biking, or through an array of public transportation options.  

Philadelphia is a multicultural city, providing numerous opportunities for students to immerse themselves in the city’s diverse neighborhoods and traditions. With a thriving student culture, the Greater Philadelphia region is home to over 25 colleges and universities, and boasts an affordable cost of living. 

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE)
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (MS Env E)
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)
(Graduate Certificate)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 44
Doctoral Degrees 11

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Preliminary exam, dissertation proposal and defense

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

317
Applied
159
Accepted
72
Enrolled
50%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st March 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st August 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0; BS in engineering from ABET-accredited or equivalent institution; resume; goals statement; three letters of reference; official transcripts
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0; MS in engineering from ABET-accredited or equivalent institution (preferred); resume; goals statement; three letters of reference; official transcripts
Additional Entrance Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0; BS in engineering from ABET-accredited or equivalent institution; resume; goals statement; three letters of reference; official transcripts

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

208
Total Graduate Students
41%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.37%
Black or African American 5.29%
White or Caucasian 37%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.48%
Asian 9.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0.96%
Unknown 2.4%

Gender

Male (75%)
Female (25%)

Faculty

116
Total faculty
Full-time - 67
Part-time - 49
Male (100)
Female (16)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Advanced/computer-aided manufacturing and advanced materials processing; soft-tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; biomaterials and stem cell engineering; computer engineering; construction engineering and management; dynamics, controls, and systems; energy and environmental science; engineering physics and engineering mathematics; green engineering; signal processing and communication; transportation engineering; water resources, hydrology, and environmental engineering
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
4,813,376

Location & Contact

Address 1947 North 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA  19122
United States
Contact Dr. Keya Sadeghipour
Dean
Phone: 215-204-5285

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