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Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

These must include a minimum of 24 credit hours in Doctoral Research and Dissertation. Specific requirements for required course work are:

    Students entering with an MS degree will be required to take a minimum of 12 credit hours of graduate course work, exclusive of ME 601, dissertation credit or seminar courses.
    Students entering with a BS degree will be required to take a minimum of 42 credit hours of graduate course work, exclusive of ME 601, dissertation credit or seminar courses.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

This course work, including that taken for an MS degree, must include:

    A minimum of 9 semester credit hours of graduate work in mathematics courses numbered 400 or above with a minimum of 3 credit hours numbered 500 or above. The department may approve other courses with sufficient mathematical content to meet this requirement.
    A minimum of 21 credit hours of graduate course work in the major in courses numbered 500 and above. The department may approve other departmental courses to meet this requirement.
    A minimum of 6 semester credit hours of graduate course work is required at the 600 level. These are exclusive of ME 601, thesis or dissertation credit. The total number of approved course work and dissertation credit hours must meet the university's requirement of a minimum of 72 credit hours.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Tuition Fee

Living costs for Knoxville

  • 885 - 1460 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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