Mechanical Engineering PhD Options for Program Emphasis

Students who wish to specialize in specific Mechanical Engineering programs may pursue in–depth studies in the following areas:

  • Composite Materials
  • TurboMachinery
  • Renewable Energy
  • Aerolasticity and Fluid Structure Interaction
  • Biomechanics
  • Robotics
  • Biomaterials and
  • Other Special Mechanical Engineering Topics.

Unless otherwise stated, the Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering graduate courses are 3 credits each. All programs require a minimum of 9 credits in graduate level mathematics or the equivalent.

Depending on the student's area of specialization, elective courses may be chosen from the courses offered by the Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering as well as from other departments that offer courses in civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics and physics.