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.
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
Process-structure-properties relationships in polymer-based nano-composites fibers; polymer/nano-carbon interfacial interactions and interphase formations; lightweight composite materials; carbon-carbon composites
Student Success Stories
Winner of Young Investigator AwardTuba OkutucaPhD, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 2005
College of Engineering alumna Tuba Okutucu, PhD’05, recently won the Young Investigator Award from the Turkish Scientific Foundation.