The department offers graduate programs in Mechanical Engineering leading to the MS and PhD.  All course work must have the approval of the academic advisor. All PhD students must first pass the Doctoral Qualifying Examinations before being admitted to Doctoral Candidacy.

Students enrolled in the PhD in Mechanical Engineering have the opportunity to also pursue one of the many engineering graduate certificate options in addition to or in combination with this program. Students should consult their faculty advisor regarding these options. The PhD in Mechanical Engineering can be combined with a Gordon Engineering Leadership certificate. Learn more about the benefits of this unique program.

In addition to these specific program areas, our faculty have tremendous expertise in energy, nano-manufacturing and mechatronics.

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.

Associated Faculty & Staff

  • Piezoelectric-based actuators and sensors, dynamic modeling and vibration control of distributed-parameters systems, dynamics and control of MEMS and NEMS sensors and actuators, control and manipulation at the nanoscale