Ph.D. in Mechanical and Energy Engineering

General

Program Description

The Mechanical and Energy Engineering doctoral program at the University of North Texas offers a ground-breaking opportunity to learn fundamental and applied knowledge compatible with mechanical engineering, renewable energy, energy modeling, manufacturing, and fossil fuels.

You’ll plan your degree program with assistance from your major professor and advisory committee. The degree requires 72 credit hours beyond a bachelor’s degree or 42 credit hours beyond a master’s degree. You’ll need to maintain at least a B average in all courses.

Students entering with a master's degree:

  • 12 credit hours of core courses
  • 12 credit hours of electives
  • 6 credit hours of research
  • 3 credit hours of a seminar course
  • 9 credit hours of dissertation

Students entering with a bachelor's degree:

  • 12 credit hours of core courses
  • 24 credit hours of electives
  • 21 credit hours of research
  • 3 credit hours of a seminar course
  • 12 credit hours of dissertation

Graduate Opportunities

Our Doctor of Philosophy degree is the first of its kind in Texas, and the innovative curriculum allows you to study and conduct research with world-class faculty members. This collaboration can lead to being published in professional journals, providing a validation of your hard work and strong research.

In addition, you’ll work with faculty members to develop a broad and in-depth knowledge for solving energy problems. You’ll explore topics such as:

  • Bio-based green and sustainable products
  • Energy-efficient intelligent vehicles
  • Energy-efficient products and structures
  • Fundamentals of energy
  • Renewable and alternative clean energy
  • Solid mechanics and controls
  • Thermal energy and fluids

Our faculty members have been honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, among others. Their research areas include environmental sustainability, materials and manufacturing, and oil and gas.

UNT provides services unique to the needs of graduate students. The Graduate Writing Support Center can help you with writing a thesis, dissertation or class paper, and the Office of Research Consulting can help you achieve your research goals using cutting-edge research technology tools and statistical analysis. A Thesis Boot Camp and other specialized workshops are available through the Toulouse Graduate School®. Many of the workshops are available online for your convenience.

Research Facilities

You can conduct research with faculty members in laboratories containing the most modern equipment in the nation. Among our facilities is the Zero Energy Research Laboratory where various energy technologies aimed at achieving net-zero consumption of energy are tested. The facility is the first of its kind in Texas. Other facilities include:

  • Bioproducts Lab
  • Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling
  • Composite Mechanics and Manufacturing Lab
  • Computer Aided Design and Analysis Lab
  • Functional Cellular Solids Lab
  • Laboratory of Small Scale Instrumentation
  • Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Lab
  • PACCAR Technology Institute
  • Thermal Fluid Science Lab

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Mechanical and Energy Engineering Ph.D. program, students should meet the following requirements.

  • Minimum 3.5 GPA in previous university coursework.
  • GRE scores. Successful applicants will typically present scores of 155 or higher on the Quantitative section and 150 or higher on the Verbal section.
  • Most international applicants need to provide proof of English proficiency: TOEFL 79+ or IELTS 6.0+.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Resume.
Last updated May 2019

About the School

Welcome to the UNT College of Engineering, a young and vibrant college at a top tier (R1) university. The college is going through a phase of transformation, adding nine tenured/tenure-track and two n ... Read More

Welcome to the UNT College of Engineering, a young and vibrant college at a top tier (R1) university. The college is going through a phase of transformation, adding nine tenured/tenure-track and two non-tenure-track faculty members in 2019, with plans to continue expanding over the next 4-5 years. Read less