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Engineering - Mechanics and Materials Emphasis, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #474 (QS) , GA,
Many new technology developments involve new materials with different properties than would be considered "typical." This program provides the student with insight into methods for analyzing new materials and systems, and how they can be used to solve new and pressing issues.

About

  • Requirements for the Ph.D. in Engineering with Emphasis in Mechanics and Materials further expand on those of the Ph.D in Engineering. These include a minimum of 72 credit hours in the student’s program of study beyond the B.S. degree. 
  • This PhD in Engineering - Mechanics and Materials Emphasis is offered by The University of Georgia.
A thesis master's degree from an approved university may be accepted for up to 30 credits hours, in which case a minimum of 42 credit hours of approved course work, research and dissertation beyond the M.S. degree would be required as follows:
  • A minimum of 16 semester hours of coursework, which must include
  • At least 15 hours of 8000- and 9000-level courses in addition to research, dissertation writing, and directed study of which 9 hours must be selected from the Mechanics and Materials Course List.
  • 1 hour of Graduate Seminar ENGR 8950*.
  • A minimum of 23 Doctoral Research hours (Doctoral research or Doctoral project-focused research) for students with an M.S. **
  • The Program of Study must include 3 hours of Doctoral Dissertation.
  • * Only 3 hours of Graduate Seminar may apply on the Ph.D. Program of Study. Students are strongly encouraged to continue regular attendance of speaker series presentations even if not formally registered in the seminar.
  • ** A typical student’s total research hours will exceed these minimums.
  • Students work with their graduate advisor to select the most appropriate coursework to ensure breadth of understanding as well as mastery of knowledge in a specific subject area.  In addition to completing 9 credit hours selected from the list below, students may work with their graduate advisor to develop an interdisciplinary plan of coursework drawing from the extensive graduate course offerings available at UGA.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Biomaterials 
  • Biomechanics 
  • Computational Engineering 
  • Computational Nanomechanics
  • Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis 
  • Advanced Strength of Materials 
  • Continuum Mechanics 
  • Soft Materials
  • Nanomaterials: Engineering and Characterization
  • Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory
  • Statistical Methods Researcher.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completion of a B.S. and M.S. with minimum GPA of 3.00 (out of 4.00) from an ABET accredited program or program in a related field
  • Official undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts
  • Additional requirements may be applicable for admission to discipline-specific MS and and Ph.D Emphasis Areas offered through the College’s schools.
  • Exceptional and highly motivated students with a B.S. degree who have not completed an M.S. degree may apply for direct admission to a Ph.D. program provided they have demonstrated research experience. The student’s desire and suitability to enter a Ph.D. program should be clearly articulated in their statement of purpose and in accompanying letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24692 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12346 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    8704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4352 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Athens

  • 720 - 1170 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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