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Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Mechanical Engineering as a research field addresses a diverse mixture of problems in fundamental engineering science as well as applications. From soft-bodied robots to -superconducting materials to cell swimming at the microscale, our faculty is involved in a diverse array of innovative research efforts. With applications such as new approaches to medical surgeries, the ability to store hydrogen for use in cars, and safely guiding airplanes into airports, these projects are excellent opportunities to solve many current everyday engineering problems.
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
The Mechanical Engineering Master of Science degree program provides students with opportunities to strengthen their technical backgrounds for pursuing successful professional careers in engineering research, development and management. Graduate students enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering master’s programs have the option of pursuing a master of science degree with or without a thesis.
Human Factors (M.S.)
Human Factors is the study of the interaction of humans with technology. Human Factors is sometimes also referred to as “Engineering Psychology” or “Ergonomics.” The program offers specialized courses, training, and research opportunities in the human-centered aspects of engineering activities such as: medical devices and systems design, product design, computer-interface design, ergonomics, and workplace safety. The Human Factors MS degree with thesis program includes a substantial research thesis component.
The Biomechanical Systems and Devices track in the Bioengineering master’s program investigates the application of technology to human biological systems. Areas of study include the mechanics of hard and soft tissues, human biomechanics, dynamics of human-machine interaction, and the design of assistive technology and medical devices.
Human-Computer Interaction (Certificate)
The Human-Computer Interaction certificate program looks at user interface design to develop computer products that meet market needs.
Manufacturing Engineering (Certificate)
The Manufacturing Engineering certificate program educates students in the latest technologies through a hands-on, industry-based curriculum, and contributes to the formation of future leaders in manufacturing engineering.
A key admission requirement is strong academic background in mechanical engineering or a related technical discipline. The department also requires all applicants to submit their recent General Record Examination (GRE) scores. More detailed descriptions of all application requirements are provided in the Graduate School Handbook.
Spring: September 15
Fall: January 15
GRE General Test scores required.
For more information, please visit the Department of Mechanical Engineering.