Mechanical Engineering - Ph.D.

The focus of this program is to prepare students to find career opportunities in a wide variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, consumer products, oil and gas, power generation, appliances, heavy machinery, electronics, robots, healthcare and more. Mechanical engineering is concerned with the design, analysis, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems and thermal devices and processes.

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Admissions Requirements

When applying for admission, students must state on the application the area of study for which admission is requested: Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

Students seeking admission to the Engineering Ph.D. program should meet the same admission standards as for the Engineering Master of Science programs. In addition, you are expected to have completed a Master's degree in an academic area appropriate to the proposed area of study and to have earned a graduate GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Fulfilling the minimum requirement does not guarantee admission; an applicant who does not meet the above minimum, but appears to have reasonable potential for success as a Ph.D. student, may be admitted to provisional standing.

Additionally, all students applying to the Engineering Ph.D. program must meet the basic requirements for admission to a Ph.D. program (see additional requirements below).

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Degree Details

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Major: Engineering
Concentration: Mechanical Engineering

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