Graduate programs

Mechanical Engineering Ph.D.

The Ph.D. program in Mechanical Engineering aims to educate technical experts and researchers to fill leadership roles in industry, research and education. The program culminates in a written dissertation representing an original contribution to knowledge in the field. Research areas for the degree include, but are not limited to, Bioengineering, Building Science and Energy Systems, Controls and Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Materials Science, and Mechanical Design. Candidates for the Ph.D. must meet the University requirements for the degree in addition to the requirements listed below.

In addition to the University doctoral degree requirements, the program requirements include a minimum of 27 credit hours of coursework, a comprehensive examination, prospectus defense, 27 hours of dissertation credit and final dissertation defense. The 27 credits of coursework must consist of at least 16 credits of 600-level courses, which can include up to 3 credits of ME 607 seminar. For further information on admission and degree requirements, current course schedule, and research opportunities, students should refer to the departmental web site