Mechanical Engineering Department

Doctor of Engineering

Program Overview

The Doctor of Engineering degree is granted in recognition of high achievement in scholarship and an ability to apply engineering fundamentals to the solution of complex technical problems. The program of study is broad for a doctoral level degree, requiring research and engineering analysis at a high level. Students are admitted after completion of a masters degree in an engineering discipline. The program is administered by the college of engineering therefore, departmental boundaries are nonexistent and the student ,with his/her adviser, is free to choose a program of study that pulls together the necessary interdisciplinary subjects to address the research topic as needed.

Basic Requirements

A short summary of requirements for the DRE includes:
  • 30 hours of coursework beyond the masters degree
  • 30 hours of innovative, high-quality, applied engineering dissertation research
  • Successful completion of the qualifying examination
  • Successful completion of the candidacy examination
  • Successful defense of the dissertation

More detailed information is available from the Washkewicz College of Engineering website and the CSU Graduate Catalog. (See below)

More Information download

  • CSU Graduate Catalog - DRE
  • Washkewicz College of Engineering - DRE
  • Washkewicz CoE DRE - Plan of Study Form   [Word], [pdf]
  • Washkewicz CoE DRE - Dissertation Proposal Approval Form   [Word], [pdf]


This page was last updated at Tuesday, 12-Aug-2014 13:06:19 EDT

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Mechanical Engineering Department
Washkewicz College of Engineering
Cleveland State University
1960 E. 24th St., SH 232
Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2214
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Stilwell Hall Room 232
1960 East 24th Street
Phone: 216.687.2567
Fax: 216.687.5375

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