Applicants should have a master's degree in mechanical engineering or in an allied field from an accredited institution, should have successfully completed applied mathematics or engineering sciences courses, and have earned high GRE scores. An exceptionally qualified student with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering may be accepted directly into the doctoral program.
In order to become doctoral candidates, students must qualify in their courses and in research potential upon completion of the first year of study.
The program requires a minimum of 24 course credits beyond the master's degree, the completion of 36 credits of doctoral dissertation, and two semesters of Mechanical Engineering Colloquium. A final dissertation must be submitted to the department for approval, and the candidate must pass a final public oral defense.
If you have questions, you are invited to contact Dr. Zhiming Ji, graduate advisor.