1. A total 30 credits are required for the degree.
2. Candidates must complete the following core courses (9 credits):
a. CE A603 Arctic Engineering (3)
b. CE A681 Frozen Ground Engineering (3)
c. ME A685 Arctic Heat & Mass Transfer (3)
3. Candidates must also complete at least 3 additional courses (9 credits) from the following Arctic Engineering program elective courses:
a. CE A682 Ice Engineering (3)
b. CE A683 Arctic Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering (3)
c. CE A684 Arctic Utility Distribution (3)
d. ME A687 Arctic Materials Engineering (3)
e. CE A688 Snow Engineering (3)
4. Candidates must complete additional graduate electives (9 credits) in mathematical, science, or engineering subjects related to or supportive of the student’s program of study, as approved by the student’s Graduate Studies Committee, to fulfill the minimum 30-credit degree requirement. One technical undergraduate elective course at the “400” level may be applicable with prior permission of the student’s Graduate Studies Committee and provided a grade of “B” or better is achieved. All course work applied toward degree requirements must be approved by the student’s Graduate Studies Committee.
5. Each student must complete CE A686 Engineering Project (3 credits) after Advancement to Candidacy is approved by their Graduate Studies Committee. Advancement to Candidacy requires prior approval of a project proposal by the student’s Graduate Studies Committee. The Arctic Engineering project must:
a. Solve a practical engineering problem to the extent that original developments by the candidate are evident in the project report.
b. Present the problem and solution in the context of the current state of the art by means of a thorough review of pertinent literature.
c. Include innovative components directly involving cold regions engineering.
d. Have sufficient scope to clearly demonstrate the candidate’s advanced technical expertise in cold regions engineering.
e. Include a written report that demonstrates command of knowledge and skills directly associated with the candidate's graduate program of study.
f. The project proposal, submitted for advancement to candidacy, must present evidence that the above requirements will be satisfied and will generally consist of an introduction with an explicit problem statement, a literature review, and one or more sections describing the information and analytical methods to be applied.
g. The written project report, in the judgment of the candidate’s Advisory Committee, must be publishable in the proceedings of a cold regions engineering specialty conference.
h. The work must require a level of effort consistent with three semester hours of credit (approximately 45 to 60 hours per credit hour or 135 to 180 hours total effort).