Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Program Description

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

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

We offer a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree in mechanical engineering for qualified students. 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 in experimental, computational and theoretical mechanics. 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

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 the 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 built 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 the young investigator and NSF CAREER awards. Clearly, our focus is to create a research environment that is highly interdisciplinary and collaborative from which our students can thrive.

We conduct a range of multidisciplinary research projects on the following topics: Smart Structures, Aerospace Engineering, Turbulence, Complex Fluids, Multiscale Mechanics, Micro and Nano Engineering, Nanomaterials, Biomaterials, Energy Harvesting, Conversion and Storage, Control Systems, Polymer Manufacturing, and Simulation using High-performance Computing.

Admission

While complete applications are reviewed as soon as they are received, we appreciate your patience until the admission decision is made. The deadlines for application submission are:

February 1 for fall admissions. September 1 for spring admissions.

Applicant Qualifications

The mechanical engineering graduate program seeks to attract excellent 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 Ph.D. program have received an M.S. degree in mechanical engineering or a related field in engineering or physical sciences. Applications are accepted from the United States and around the world.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 14, 2018
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3 - 5 years
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USA - Burlington, Vermont
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