The Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering is ideal for students looking to pursue advanced-level careers in industry, research, or academia. Students pursuing a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering undertake advanced research under the mentorship of a faculty advisor (Principal Investigator), most often on a government or industry funded project as a paid research assistant. The degree plan involves consideration of a challenging problem utilizing analytical, experimental, and/or design techniques. This research – in addition to coursework, exams, journal articles, and dissertation credits – culminates in a final dissertation. The dissertation contains new analytical knowledge, experimental knowledge, design knowledge, or a combination thereof. The dissertation must make an original contribution to the field.
Effective Fall 2023
|Select one course from the following:||3|
|Mathematical Modeling for Chemical Engineers|
|Numerical Methods in Science and Engineering|
|Mathematics for Scientists and Engineers|
|Computational Methods for Mechanical Eng.|
|Select 2 courses from the following:||6|
|Advanced Mechanics of Materials|
|Advanced Mechanical Systems|
|Materials Issues in Mechanical Design|
|Mechanical Engineering Thermodynamics|
|Advanced Fluid Mechanics|
|Advanced Heat Transfer|
|Master Degree Credit|
|Master Degree Credit 2||30|
|Dissertation: Energy Conversion|
|Dissertation: Environmental Engineering|
|Dissertation: Heat and Mass Transfer|
|Dissertation: Industrial and Systems Engineering|
|Dissertation: Mechanics and Design|
|Dissertation: Computer-Assisted Engineering|
|Dissertation: Solar Engineering|
|Dissertation: Computational Fluids|
|Dissertation: Motorsport Engineering|
|Program Total Credits:||72|
A minimum of 72 credits are required to complete this program. Of the 72 minimum credits required for this program, at least 21 credits must be at the 500-level or above and earned at CSU. Minimum of 15 credits with the MECH subject code. Minimum 12 credits in regular courses numbered 500 and above (not including dissertation, independent study, or supervised teaching).
Select courses with approval of advisor and graduate committee.
A maximum of 30 credits may be accepted from an engineering master's degree.