The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering graduate department offers a doctor of philosophy in Industrial Engineering. This advanced degree combines research with industry leaders and real world experience to prepare for a career in research, academic or business professions. 

The PhD in Industrial Engineering can be combined with a Gordon Engineering Leadership certificate. Learn more about the benefits of this unique program. 

The minimum semester hours required by students to complete this degree are listed below. Typically full-time students are able to complete these requirements in about five years, however it might take longer if the student participates in co-op.

Degree RequirementsMS
Required core courses24 SH48 SH
MEIE 6800 Technical Writing0 SH0 SH
MEIE 6850 Research Seminar in
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
0 SH0 SH
Dissertation0 SH0 SH
Minimum semester hours required24 SH48 SH


Learning Outcomes: 

The Ph.D. programs' student learning outcomes are:

  • The ability to use basic engineering concepts flexibly in a variety of contexts.
  • Ability to formulate a research plan.
  • Ability to communicate orally a research plan.
  • Ability to conduct independent research.

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