A PhD Mechanical Engineering degree can open many doors for career opportunities. With a PhD Mechanical Engineering, candidates can specialize in one of several sub-disciplines such as mechanics, mechatronics and robotics, structural analysis, thermodynamics and thermo-science, or design.
During the approximately four years candidates work on their PhD Mechanical Engineering degree, they will conduct their own original research on a specific topic that must result in a dissertation of publishable quality. Candidates have the opportunity to investigate more deeply the discipline’s frontiers of research, like microelectro-mechanical systems, friction stir welding, composites, nanotechnology, finite element analysis, or biomechanics.
For candidates with a graduate background in engineering, who already possess the foundational knowledge in physics and material science, a PhD Mechanical Engineering could be the next step. Read more below about opportunities to start your PhD Mechanical Engineering program!
The Doctoral Program in Mechanical Engineering aims at complementing the training of MSc and graduates in Science and Engineering, granting advanced education in traditional and emergent areas of Mechanical Engineering. Such areas include Biomechanics, Energy and Environment, Advanced and Functionalized Materials as well as Mechanical Design and Precision Manufacturing amongst others. [+]
Innovation in product design and manufacturing has become a major driver for industrial competitiveness and profitablity in recent years. As enabling technologies become more easily accessible, engineers are faced with increasing demands for designing and producing more [+]
PhD in Mechanical Engineering Innovation in product design and manufacturing has become a major driver for industrial competitiveness and profitablity in recent years. As enabling technologies become more easily accessible, engineers are faced with increasing demands for designing and producing more complex mechanical devices to serve the needs of the society. Next generation engineering products will be 'smart' with many functionalities; they will be made of new materials; they will increase energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact; they will vary in size from nano to mega scales; and they will be more closely integrated with information processing systems. Also as mechanical systems are becoming increasingly complex to analyze and expensive to experiment, more emphasis will have to be placed on computer aided analysis, design, verification and manufacturing. Our research program in mechanical engineering responds to these trends and focuses on basic research related to materials science and process engineering, product design, and information integrated manufacturing processes. In doing so applications to different physical processes are studied (e.g. energy systems, bioengineering, metal forming, polymer processing, discrete part manufacturing to name a few). Research Areas... [-]
The Department's doctoral program is a research-focused degree program with the objective of preparing students for a life of scholarship in their field of interest. Central to the program is original thesis research, which substantially advances the state-of-the-art in the field. Coursework to strengthen the command of the chosen discipline and enhance mathematical skills is also required. [+]
We offer a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree and a Master's of Science (M.S.) degree in mechanical engineering, as well as an accelerated M.S. degree in mechanical engineering for qualified students. In 2012, the program has received a record number of applications for admission, and is currently home for 40 graduate students, including 15 Ph.D. students. This represents a net increase of about 20% in graduate... [+]
The PhD program is a research-intensive, multidisciplinary program. Funding is available in the form of teaching and research assistantships. Many of our assistantships include union and health benefits. [+]
The doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree is aimed at students with a masters degree in a relevant field, in addition to a good honours degree (or significant work experience and professional qualifications), who wish to undertake a research-based doctorate. On the PhD programme you are expected to demonstrate the creation and interpretation of new knowledge through original research, or other advanced scholarship of a quality to satisfy peer review, which... [+]
The doctoral study programme is designed for Master study programme graduates. Doctoral study is a subsequent, higher and more sophisticated form of education which the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering offers in a variety of branches. Students of the Doctoral study programme are trained for solution of complex problems of applied science and industrial experience. [+]
Ph.D. Program in Materials Science – A collaborative, interdisciplinary program with the University of Montana-Missoula and Montana State University-Bozeman. Research specialties include biomaterials; electronic, photonic and magnetic (EPM) materials; materials for energy storage, conversion and conservation; and materials synthesis, processing and fabrication. [+]
Besides knowledge-based courses, the hands-on activities, the cultivation of creativity, and the capstone courses are specially offered in our training. [+]
Doctoral students do research at the Laboratories of Metal Forming under the supervision of Professor Sergey B. Sidelnikov. [+]
The Ph.D. programme in BioRobotics aims at educating highly competent researchers with the potential to be leaders in this area. The students will be educated in a stimulating and multidisciplinary environment, both through high level courses and through a demanding, creative and original research work. [+]
Nearly a century old, HIT is recognized as a world-class research and teaching institution. Its core strengths continue to be scientific research and engineering technology with unparalleled programs in [+]
All the doctoral programs can be offered in English.
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Nearly a century old, HIT is recognized as a world-class research and teaching institution. Its core strengths continue to be scientific research and engineering technology with unparalleled programs in astronautics. HIT Harbin offers a broad interdisciplinary curriculum organized in 21 schools (departments) including 85 undergraduate programs, 41 masters’ programs, 27 doctoral programs, 21 post-doctoral research stations, 9 national key primary disciplines, and 50 national & provincial (ministerial) key labs.
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Research in the department of Industrial Engineering at Abdullah Gul University focuses on understanding, developing models and solution procedures. [+]
The doctoral programme trains qualified candidates for research, teaching, dissemination and innovation work, and other activities where there is a requirement for scientific insight and an operational maritime focus. [+]
The goal of the Ph.D. degree is to cultivate world-class innovative leaders who can work in international universities or research institutes. A Ph.D. degree is given in recognition of a [+]
PhD Mechanical Engineering
The goal of the Ph.D. degree is to cultivate world-class innovative leaders who can work in international universities or research institutes. A Ph.D. degree is given in recognition of a student’s outstanding knowledge and innovative capability in a specific field. JI encourages innovative research and focuses on influential high-impact projects. It seeks collaboration with government and industry partners to achieve international impact. It also encourages international cooperation and exchange, through short-term exchange programs and international conference participation.
The academic requirements to complete a Ph.D. degree are similar to those prescribed found at major US universities.... [-]