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The following constitutes introductory information regarding graduate degree programs. For a complete outline of degree requirements, see Program Requirements for UCLA Graduate Degrees available in the program office and accessible on the Graduate Division Gopher via the Internet
The Engineering Executive Program, leading to the Master of Engineering degree (M.Engr.), enrolls a limited number of students in a two-year work-study program. It is specifically designed for experienced professionals who intent to go on to high-level executive positions in industry and government.
In addition to the University minimum requirements, the following are required: (1) five years of responsible full-time professional experience in engineering; (2) some formal study in statistics; (3) the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test and Subject Test in Engineering, Mathematics, Business, or a related field. A screening interview with the coordinator of the Engineering Executive Program is required.
More information can be obtained from the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, 6426 Boelter Hall, School of Engineering and Applied Science, (310) 825-1704.
A total of 12 graduate courses are required for the Master of Engineering degree: Engineering 470A-470B-470C, 471A-471B-471C, 472A through 472D, 473A-473B.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science offers an Engineer (Engr.) degree at a level equivalent to completion of preliminaries in the Ph.D. program. The Engineer degree represents considerable advanced training and competence in the engineering field, but does not require the research effort involved in a Ph.D. dissertation.
For information on admission to the program, see the Admission section under Graduate Study at the beginning of this listing.
Consult the department.
Requirements for the Engineer degree are identical to those of the Ph.D. degree up to and including the oral preliminary examination, except that the Engineer degree is based on coursework. The minimum requirement is 15 (at least nine graduate) courses beyond the bachelor's degree, with at least six courses in the major field (minimum of four graduate courses) and at least three in each minor field (minimum of two graduate courses in each).
The Ph.D. and Engineer degree programs are administered interchangeably in the sense that students in the Ph.D. program may either exit with an Engineer degree or earn the Engineer degree enroute to one of the Ph.D. degrees offered by the school. Similarly, students in the Engineer degree program may continue to the Ph.D. after receiving the Engineer degree. The time spent in either of the two programs applies toward the minimum residence requirements and to the time limitation for the other program.
A certificate of specialization is available in all areas of specialization offered by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, except computer science. Requirements for admission are the same as for the M.S. degree.
Each graduate certificate program consists of five courses, at least two of which must be at the 200 level. No work completed for any previously awarded degree or credential may be applied toward the certificate. Successful completion of a certificate program requires an overall minimum B average in all courses applicable to the certificate. In addition, graduate certificate candidates are required to maintain a minimum B average in 200-series courses used in the certificate program. A minimum of three quarters of academic residence is required. The time limitation for completing the requirements of a certificate program is two calendar years. Details regarding the certificate programs may be obtained from each department office.
Courses completed for a Certificate of Specialization in the School of Engineering and Applied Science may subsequently be applied toward master's or doctoral degrees.
97. Introduction to Engineering Disciplines. (Formerly numbered 98.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, four hours; outside study, four hours. Introduction to engineering as a professional opportunity for freshman students by exploring difference between engineering disciplines and functions engineers perform. Development skills and techniques for academic excellence through the team process. Investigation of national need underlying current effort to increase participation of historically underrepresented groups in the U.S. technological work force. P/NP grading.
375. Teaching Apprentice Practicum (1 to 4 units). Prerequisite: apprentice personnel employment as a teaching assistant, associate, or fellow. Teaching apprenticeship under active guidance and supervision of a regular faculty member responsible for curriculum and instruction at the University. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.
470A-470D. The Engineer in the Technical Environment (3 units each). Limited to students in Engineering Executive Program. Theory and application of quantitative methods in analysis and synthesis of engineering systems for purpose of making management decisions. Optimization of outputs with respect to dollar costs, time, material, energy, information, and manpower. Case studies and individual projects.
471A-471B-471C. The Engineer in the General Environment (3 units, 3 units, 1-1/2 units). Limited to students in Engineering Executive Program. Influences of human relations, laws, social sciences, humanities, and fine arts on development and utilization of natural and human resources. Interaction of technology and society past, present, and future. Change agents and resistance to change. In Progress grading for courses 471B-471C only.
472A-472D. The Engineer in the Business Environment (3 units, 3 units, 3 units, 1-1/2 units). Limited to students in Engineering Executive Program. Language of business for the engineering executive. Accounting, finance, business economics, business law, and marketing. Laboratory in organization and management problem solving. Analysis of actual business problems of firm, community, and nation, provided through cooperation and participation with California business corporations and government agencies. In Progress grading (credit to be given on completion of courses 472B and 472D).
473A-473B. Analysis and Synthesis of a Large-Scale System (3 units each). Recitation, two and one-half hours. Limited to students in Engineering Executive Program. Problem area of modern industry or government is selected as class project, and its solution is synthesized using quantitative tools and methods. Project also serves as laboratory in organization for a goal-oriented technical group. In Progress and S/U grading.
495. Teaching Assistant Training Seminar. Prerequisites: graduate standing in engineering, appointment as a teaching assistant. Seminar on communication of engineering principles, concepts, and methods, preparation, organization of material, presentation, use of visual aids, grading, advising, and rapport with students. S/U grading.
501. Cooperative Program (2 to 8 units). Prerequisite: consent of UCLA graduate adviser and graduate dean, and host campus instructor, department chair, and graduate dean. Used to record enrollment of UCLA students in courses taken under cooperative arrangements with USC. S/U grading.