Doctoral Degree in Mechanical Engineering in North America

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Earning a Ph.D. requires extended study and intense mental effort. A PhD is an academic study on which you concentrate for four to six years after obtaining your master’s degree, and that leads, if successful, to a PhD degree, the highest academic degree.

A PhD in Mechanical Engineering helps you understand the concepts in engineering better hence enabling you to give solutions to complex mechanical problems. Through this training, you can provide advisory services to mechanical engineering companies especially in different mechanical problems.

The United States of America is located on the continent of North America. It is the third largest country by size in the world. It has a relatively short history compared to other world nations, has one of the world's largest economies, and has one of the world's most diverse populations.

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Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.)

The George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Science
Campus Full time 4 - 6 years September 2017 USA District of Columbia

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. [+]

Doctoral Programs in Mechanical Engineering in North America 2017. Program Overview 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. Thesis research is directed by the thesis advisor, with input from a small committee of faculty, which is selected for their expertise in the chosen field of study. Students will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge research and contribute to our effort to advance basic and applied sciences. We welcome students with outstanding records who will also have the motivation and drive to become leaders in their chosen field of study. Students choose from the following areas of focus: Aerospace engineering Design of mechanical engineering systems Fluid mechanics, thermal sciences, and energy Industrial engineering Solid mechanics and materials science Structures and dynamics Robotics, mechatronics, and controls Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.) Credit hours (for those without a master's degree): 36 credit hours of coursework + 18 credit hours of research Credit hours (for those with a master's degree): 12 credit hours of coursework + 18 credit hours of research Duration: 4-6 years Requirements: Qualifying examinations Dissertation Doctoral Degree Program Requirements There are three distinct phases in the program of doctoral study in MAE. These are: the period of preparation for the qualifying examination; the qualifying examination; and the period after admission to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree during which the student performs research leading to the doctoral dissertation. Overall, direct-to-Ph.D. students should complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of coursework and 18 credit hours of research. Students who enter the program with an M.S. degree should complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of coursework and 18 credit hours of research. Areas of Focus Aerospace Engineering Core courses: MAE6221, MAE6229 Electives: MAE6223*, MAE6224, MAE6225*, MAE6226, MAE6227, MAE6228, MAE6230*, MAE6247*, MAE6249*, MAE6253, MAE6255, MAE6274, MAE6275, MAE6276, MAE6277, MAE6280, MAE6292, MAE8352 Design & Manufacturing of Mechanical and Aerospace Systems Core courses: MAE6243, MAE6287 Electives: MAE6251, MAE6210 Fluid Mechanics, Thermal Sciences, and Energy Core courses: MAE6221, MAE6280 Electives: MAE6226, MAE6282, MAE6225, MAE6286, MAE6228, MAE6263, MAE6284 Solid Mechanics, Materials Science, and Tissue Engineering Core courses: MAE6210, MAE6238, MAE6239 Electives: MAE6204, MAE6207, MAE6232, MAE6255, MAE6260, MAE6286, MAE6287, MAE6288 Robotics, Mechatronics & Controls Core courses: MAE6245, MAE6246, MAE6194 Electives: MAE6240, MAE6242, MAE6244, MAE6254, MAE6257, MAE6248, MAE6277 *These courses will be offered based on student demand. Ph.D. Admissions Requirements Applicants must submit the following materials in order to be considered for admission into a master's program at SEAS. All materials except test scores must be uploaded to the online application form: Online Application Transcripts Scanned copies of unofficial transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned; the program was not completed; or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Please ensure that all transcripts are properly scanned and attached to the online application form. Otherwise, applicants will receive notifications requesting legible transcripts, which may delay review of their application. Please do not mail official transcripts unless you are instructed to do so by a SEAS admissions officer. Admissions decisions are based on unofficial transcripts. For international applicants, please see additional requirements for attaching foreign transcripts to the online application. GRE scores The Graduate Records Examination (GRE) is required of all applicants, except for those applying for a Combined Five-Year Program. GRE scores must be sent to institution code 5246 through the Educational Testing Service (ETS). There is no minimum score required on the GRE for admission. However, applicants are encouraged to score within the 90th percentile of the Quantitative section of the exam in order to be considered competitive. To see average GRE scores from the most recent incoming class, visit the Graduate Student Profile. English proficiency exam scores (international applicants) International applicants who did not receive a degree from an institution situated in the United States or English-speaking country must also submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic exams. Please view the International Admissions section for information on English language exam score requirements and sending scores to GW. Letters of Recommendation A minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation is required to be submitted with the online application form. At least one recommendation should be from an advisor and/or faculty member(s) at the institution from which you earned your highest degree. Statement of Purpose Applicants must include an essay of 400-600 words that clearly states their purpose in undertaking graduate study at the George Washington University; explains their academic objectives, research interests, and career plans; and discusses related qualifications including collegiate, professional, and community activities, as well as any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned. It is strongly encouraged that essays stay within the 600 word limit. While applicants are not penalized for submitting longer essays, concise essays are more effective in demonstrating an applicant's motivation. The Statement of Purpose must be written by the applicant. Any essay found to have been written by anyone other than the applicant, or plagiarized from other published materials, will be withdrawn from consideration. Résumé/CV A current résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) should be uploaded with the online application form. If you have published articles in peer-reviewed publications, please include them as a hyperlink. Ph.D. applicants applicants must also demonstrate the following requirements in order to be considered for admission: A bachelor’s or master’s degree in an appropriate area from an accredited institution If applicant has obtained a master’s degree, a minimum grade point average of 3.4 (on a scale of 4.0) is required. If applicant has only obtained a bachelor’s degree, the minimum grade point average must be a 3.3 (on a scale of 4.0). Demonstrated proficiency in a programming language [-]

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Binghamton University
Campus Full time 4 - 6 years September 2017 USA Binghamton

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. [+]

PhD in Mechanical Engineering The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers programs leading to the Master of Science (MS), Master of Engineering (MEng), and PhD in mechanical engineering. Our curriculum includes theory, design and laboratory experience in the areas of thermal fluids, mechanics, dynamic systems, and design and materials. Our program seeks to train students to become future leaders of the industry. The MS track provides a balanced course of study that includes advanced theory and practical knowledge application. Students will be adequately prepared to pursue a career in industry or enter a doctoral program. The MEng track prepares students for professional practice and requires no thesis or project. 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. Add-on certificates and accelerated programs such as a BS + MS and a fast track BS + MBA are also available. Graduate Academic Program Information The Mechanical Engineering Department offers graduate programs in the broad field of mechanical engineering, and is part of the university-wide, interdisciplinary Materials Science & Engineering. The PhD program prepares students for basic and applied research in mechanical engineering through multidisciplinary research areas reflective of the interests of ME faculty. Doctoral Programs The PhD programs prepare students for basic and applied research in mechanical engineering or materials science & engineering. Research areas are multidisciplinary and reflect the interests of Watson School faculty. Students may specialize in one of the following areas: Applied Mechanics and Design Dynamic Systems and Acoustics Materials Transport Phenomena Professional Development The graduate program in mechanical engineering boasts a flexible and interdisciplinary curriculum that encourages students to explore opportunities that may enrich their academic experience. At the same time, it fosters relationships with industry giants such as Samsung as well as collaborative curricula with universities overseas. Laboratory facilities on campus are new and state-of-the-art. The PhD program includes the following research areas: Mechanics and design, with emphasis on solid mechanics/stress analysis, vibrations and tribology Thermofluids, with emphasis on heat transfer, lubrication, materials processing and environmental/biological transport phenomena Materials, with emphasis on microstructural/property relationships and electronic packaging materials Computational mechanics, with emphasis on asymptotic methods and hybrid analytical/computational methods Watson Career and Alumni Connections offers professional advice and services such as interview guidance, cover letter critiques and networking opportunities. The Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Organization is also available to help new and current students for academic or general questions about the community. After You Graduate Due to the marketability of an advanced degree in mechanical engineering, alumni easily transition into a diverse range of careers. Graduates of the program have obtained positions in competitive companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, Ford, Texas Instruments, General Electric, Toyota, Lockheed Martin and CISCO. Doctoral graduates can enter academia by becoming professors in institutions such as Northeastern University. Admissions Requirements To be eligible for graduate study, you must: Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following: You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University Have earned, at minimum, one of the following: A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career A 3.0 GPA during your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements. To apply, you must submit the following materials. For general guidelines for these materials, see the Admission Requirements website. Online graduate degree application with graduate degree application fee Transcripts from each college or university that you have attended Personal statement of 2 to 3 pages describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your career aspirations, your special interests within your field, and any unusual features of your background that might need explanation or be of interest to the graduate admissions committee Résumé or curriculum vitae Three letters of recommendation Official GRE scores International students must also submit the following materials. For more information about these materials, see the International Students section of the Admission Requirements website. International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form Supporting financial documentation (such as bank statements, scholarship or sponsor letters, etc.) Proof of English proficiency (such as official TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores) This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to update these program pages, we recommend that you contact the department with questions about program-specific requirements. Class Profile GRE Verbal: 95% GPA: 3.44 *These scores represent the AVERAGE for the recently admitted class; scoring lower does not result in automatic rejection and scoring higher does not guarantee acceptance. Deadlines Fall: Rolling (February 1 Funding) Spring: Rolling (October 15 Funding) [-]

Materials Science Ph.D. Program

Montana Tech
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Butte

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. [+]

Doctoral Programs in Mechanical Engineering in North America 2017. Materials Science Ph.D. Program The Materials Science Ph.D. program is designed to provide students maximum flexibility with access to premier facilities and professors at three campuses. The Montana University System announces an exciting new collaborative program offering Montana’s first Ph.D. in Materials Science. The program includes the departments, faculty, courses and research infrastructure of the campuses of the University of Montana, Montana State University and Montana Tech. Research specialties are focused in four areas: Biomaterials Electronic, photonic and magnetic materials Materials for energy storage, conversion, and conservation Materials synthesis, processing, and fabrication The curriculum integrates a broad range of physical science and engineering disciplines with an even broader range of applications, from health and medicine to nanotechnology to energy, environment and natural resources. Mission The mission of the MUS MatSci Ph.D. program is to advance knowledge and techniques while preparing the next generation of leaders in materials research, application, and education. The program’s vision is to become a top-ranked program, sought after by students, sponsoring agencies, and industry, with high student demand, placement success, and positive impact on Montana’s economy. Core Values Academic quality Integrity Interdisciplinarity and collaboration, with administrative processes transparent to the students Service and value to Montana, the nation, and the world Efficiency and effectiveness [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Burlington

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... [+]

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Mechanical Engineering 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 student enrollment in this program since 2011. The main asset of the UVM mechanical engineering graduate program is the human factor that is our dedicated faculty and staff, and motivated students. Curriculum We continuously update our curriculum to address modern topics in mechanical engineering, and to offer a breadth of courses that makes studying in our program more flexible, whether you intend to earn an M.S. as a continuing student from local industries, or directly obtain a doctorate right from your bachelor. Most of our graduate students are full-time and actively engaged in research projects with one or two faculty mentors who will be dedicated to your success. The size of the program also enables you to have close interactions with the rest of the faculty, and to regularly participate in the life of the program via graduate student seminars and invited speaker presentations. Graduate Since its creation, 200 students from across the United States and various countries around the world have graduated from the UVM mechanical engineering graduate program. Also, we actively seek to admit a diverse group of students in mechanical engineering to address the contemporary challenges of our Society. To date, our graduates have achieved successful careers in academia as distinguished professors, in industry as engineers and entrepreneurs, and in government positions as program directors for national funding agencies or scientists at national laboratories. Faculty and Research The success of our graduate program is build on a distinguished faculty whose research is recognized nationally and internationally through innovation, dissemination of knowledge in high-impact journals, and research awards. Recently, our faculty has won major awards from Department of Defense, Department of Energy, NASA, and the National Science Foundation, and includes the recipients of one ARO young investigator award, one DoE early career award and two NSF CAREER awards. Clearly, our focus is to create a research environment that is highly interdisciplinary and collaborative from which our students can thrive. Admission Each application is reviewed once a complete online submission is received. It is strongly recommended to submit your application by February 1 to obtain full consideration in the fall admissions, and September 1 for the spring admissions. Applicant Qualifications The mechanical engineering graduate program seeks to attract excellent students. 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 undergraduate students. Each student must meet the general requirements for admission as outlined under the regulations of the University of Vermont Graduate College. Typically, students entering the program have received a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or a related field. Applicants with other backgrounds will be evaluated individually and must complete prescribed undergraduate technical course work. Part-time study leading to the Master of Science degree is also possible for engineers who are employed in the vicinity. Applications are accepted from the United States and around the world. [-]