Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)

Doctor of Philosophy. Major in Mechanical Engineering.

General Ph.D. requirements apply, along with departmental requirements as listed in the departmental graduate handbook. Preliminary screening of candidates and program planning for those admitted are essential features of the Ph.D. program. Early in the program, the student must complete a qualifying examination that will be oral and possibly written. The preliminary examination is taken after most of the course work is completed. This examination also includes a presentation of the dissertation progress or proposal. No foreign language is required; however, the department does require a satisfactory level of achievement in mathematics and numerical analyses and in computer programming.