Engineering Education PhD

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Program Description

The Engineering Education PhD fosters the integration of education research, theoretical foundations and practical applications in engineering disciplines. It aims to develop engineers who can deliver innovative educational experiences by implementing experiential learning, inclusive and accessible practices, and other proven educational strategies. This program equips students to conduct rigorous research in engineering education, effectively disseminate their findings to fellow scholars in the field, and translate their discoveries into classroom practices. Through comprehensive coursework, students understand core concepts, theories, models, frameworks, and pedagogies central to engineering education and learning. Students also acquire proficiency in various qualitative and quantitative research methods, which they can apply to their chosen area of specialization as they cultivate their expertise and scholarship in engineering education.

Program Contact

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Office of Graduate Education
415 Bonner Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 72 Hours


  • 4 to 5+ Years

Application Fee

  • $85

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.