Academic Programs Catalog

College of Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Study
Engineering Mechanics - Doctor of Philosophy

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and of the College of Engineering, students must meet the requirements specified below.


An applicant for admission must identify at least one prospective faculty advisor that he or she would like to direct his or her program of study.  Admission to the Ph.D program is contingent on a faculty advisor accepting the student as an advisee.

Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Engineering Mechanics

The student must complete:

  1. At least one of the following core courses in materials science and engineering:  Materials Science and Engineering 851, 855, 862, or 865.
  2. At least one course in mathematics or statistics at the 400–level or above.

These requirements are waived for those students who completed equivalent courses prior to enrolling in the doctoral program.