Mechanical Engineering Ph.D.

Admission Requirements

A bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering is normally required for admission to the graduate program in mechanical engineering. The department offers studies leading to specialization in the following six concentrations: fluid and thermal science, mechanics, materials science, design and manufacturing, dynamic systems and control, and ocean engineering.

All applicants are required to submit scores from the general test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Degree Requirements

Following admission into the program, a temporary research adviser and a guidance committee consisting of three professors including the research adviser are appointed for the student by the graduate coordinator. The student's research adviser assists in outlining the student's course of study and may specify individual coursework requirements applicable to year of entry.

All full-time graduate students are required to attend a weekly M.E. Graduate Seminar and make one presentation per year.