Requirements for Ph.D. Students

Bioengineering has adopted a teaching requirement for all Ph.D. students admitted during or after Fall quarter 1991. It is required that all graduate students seeking a Ph.D. degree obtain teaching experience before taking the Academic Senate Qualifying Exam. In 1995, after the UCSD General Catalog went to press, this requirement was increased for all new supported graduate students in Bioengineering. The total teaching requirement for new Ph.D. students is two quarters at 50% effort (20 hours per week) or the equivalent four quarters at 25% effort (10 hours per week). At least one quarter of teaching experience at 25% effort is required during the first year prior to the Departmental Qualifying Exam. The teaching requirement must be completed prior to the Senate Exam. New students should discuss enrolling for the teaching requirement course (BENG 501) with their faculty advisor.