Ph.D. Program

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering

Students are required to take 42 hours of coursework beyond the B.S. degree to obtain a Ph.D. degree. Of these 42 hours, up to 6 hours of “Directed Individual Study” courses can be included. In addition, students are required to complete 20 hours of dissertation research and take 2 hours of graduate seminar. If a student already has an M.S. degree, then up to 21 hours of coursework can be used towards the Ph.D. degree. Students who have entered the ME Ph.D. program are required to take the PhD Qualifying Exams after they have completed 18 graduate course credit hours or within their first 3 years, whichever comes first.

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Program of Study

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
ME 8011 Graduate Seminar 2
ME 8213 OR
MA 6313 OR
MA 6323 OR
MA 8203 OR
MA 8463
XX 8XXX Graduate-level Coursework May include up to 6 credit hours of DIS- ME 7000 taken since bachelor's 18
Other Graduate Coursework 21
ME 9000 Dissertation Research 20
Total Hours 64