Research Intensive. Nationally Recognized.
Join one of the nation's largest mechanical engineering departments and work with scholars to achieve technological, environmental, industrial, and societal sustainability. Our graduate program is ranked #38 by US News & World Report. Eighty percent of our PhD graduates go to work in industry. This distance-learning, research-based PhD maintains the high standards of Michigan Tech graduate education.
Customize Your Online Education
Choose a mechanical engineering–engineering mechanics focused area of study to get the most out of your accredited PhD degree. Areas include:
- Design and Dynamic Systems
- Autonomous Systems
- Intelligent Systems
- Molecular Dynamics Modeling
- Alternative Fuels and Renewable Energy
- Mechanics of Multiscale Materials
- Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Systems
"I can assure online students that they will be able to go toe-to-toe with any on-campus student in terms of the topics I teach. I'm extremely committed to ensuring that any student who succeeds in my class will be able to use their new skills confidently and properly regardless of on-campus or online."
Advance Your ME-EM Career
Enhance your mechanical engineering career by opening new job opportunities with an advanced degree. Commit to growing your knowledge areas and to becoming an expert. Employers recognize advanced training—a PhD may qualify you for leadership opportunities, project management responsibilities, or the chance to work on more complicated or sophisticated projects. Stand out by graduating from the #2 public university where grads make six figures (Money Magazine).