PhD Program Transfer Credits

The doctoral program may accept for transfer 6 credits beyond the baccalaureate degree from other institutions to the student's degree program upon approval by the department and subject to the following restrictions:

  1. The student must present a transcript identifying the course in which the student has earned a grade of "B" or better, along with a catalog/course description.
  2. The course must not have been counted toward any other graduate or undergraduate degree awarded or to be awarded to the student.
  3. The student's advisor and the Ocean and Mechanical Engineering graduate program committee, who may seek the advice of other faculty if needed, will decide whether to accept or reject the course credit.
  4. Obtaining credit for a non-FAU course does not alter the total number of credits required for graduation.
  5. No credit earned ten or more years before the degree is awarded may be counted toward a graduate degree.

Additional credits consistent with University policy may be considered for transfer subject to the restrictions above, if approved by the student's advisor.