Mechanical Engineering

Degrees Offered: Ph.D. and M.S.

The Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering provides both advanced instruction and independent research opportunities for students. Graduates are typically employed in research environments in government laboratories and industries, and as university faculty. The Ph.D. degree program is highly individualistic in nature, and the student is expected to make a significant contribution to the reservoir of human knowledge by investigating a significant topic within the domain of mechanical engineering.

The Mechanical Engineering master's program provides advanced level study in distinct areas of specialization such as mechanics and materials, energy and thermal/fluid systems, design and manufacturing, and aerospace. The program prepares the graduate student for doctoral level studies or for advanced mechanical engineering practice in industry, consulting or government service.

Ph.D. Program Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related engineering discipline with a minimum GPA of 3.3
  • GRE score

M.S. Program Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Unconditional admission requires an engineering undergraduate degree from an ABET accredited mechanical engineering program



Contact Information

College of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Coordinator: John Kizito
Phone: 336-285-3747

Department Chair: Frederick Ferguson
Phone: 336-285-2135

Program Website