Research automotive, sea, or air mobility, energy systems and microgrids, space systems or biosystems in engineering. Investigate autonomous robotic systems; noise, vibration, and harshness; or nano-to-macro materials systems and simulations—both computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA). Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics is a key contributor to achieving technological, environmental, industrial, and societal sustainability. Are you ready?
Explore our Online Doctoral Program.
The doctorate in mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics course offerings are structured along four curricular areas: design and dynamic systems, energy-thermofluids, manufacturing and industry, and solid mechanics, with a heavy emphasis placed on graduate student participation in laboratory investigations, industrial projects, and interdisciplinary studies. Our research is focused in five key areas: advanced power systems, multi-scale sensors and systems, multidisciplinary engineering dynamic systems, mechanics of multi-scale materials, and space systems.
Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Program Details
Learn more about the mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics program at Michigan Tech. For international students, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics is a designated STEM program.
To complete a doctoral degree, students must complete the following milestones:
- Complete all coursework and research credits (see credit requirements below)
- Pass Qualifying Examination
- Pass Research Proposal Examination
- Prepare and Submit Approved Dissertation
- Pass Final Oral Defense
The minimum credit requirements are as follows:
Individual programs may have higher standards and students are expected to know their program's requirements. See the Doctor of Philosophy Requirements website for more information about PhD milestones and related timelines.
Realize your career goal in autonomous systems, molecular dynamics modeling, hybrid electric vehicles and systems, or one of the many other facets of the mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics discipline. Students in the Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics program can choose from a broad spectrum of mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics applications.
Additional Program Information
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Sample Areas of Interest
Select areas of interest to help customize your mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics PhD. Sample areas include:
- Design and Dynamic Systems
- Energy and Thermo-Fluids
- Solid Mechanics
- Manufacturing and Industrial