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Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) , FL,
The program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy complies in full with the regulations of the Graduate School concerning admission, residence requirements, qualifying and final examinations and the dissertation.

About

All candidates for the Ph.D. degree are expected to complete an integrated program of studies in mechanical engineering, mathematics, physics and/or chemistry in preparation for the Comprehensive Qualifying Examination.  Such preparation normally requires two academic years after the Bachelor’s degree.  The candidate is also expected to demonstrate his/her competence in certain basic courses appropriate to modern mechanical engineering to the satisfaction of the department. One or two years beyond the Qualifying Examination will usually be found necessary for the completion of an acceptable dissertation, whereupon the student will be required to pass the Final Oral Defense of the Dissertation. The candidate may, if he/she so desires, pursue for his/her dissertation an investigation in connection with any of the research projects in progress in the Mechanical Engineering Department or, in the case of interdisciplinary programs, in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Science or the Medical School.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      36-48
  • Credits
    36-60 alternative credits

    For students with a M.S. degree in Engineering:

    • Minimum 18 credits of course work + 12 credits of dissertation.
    For students with only a B.S. degree in Engineering:
    • Minimum 36 credits of course work + 12 credits (or more) of dissertation.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

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English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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Academic Requirements

  • The University of Miami requires a minimum score of 297 (total of verbal + quantitative) for acceptance into any Graduate School program.

    This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Analytical Writing score:

    3.5

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

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General Requirements

  • All candidates for the Ph.D. degree are expected to complete an integrated program of studies in mechanical engineering, mathematics, physics and/or chemistry in preparation for the Qualifying Examination
  • The most competitive UM applicants have a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree in a related field
  • Complete the online application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Send official Test Scores: Test scores will only be accepted if they are submitted directly from the testing agency
  • Complete the School Report
  • Letter(s) or Recommendation
  • Conduct updates, if applicable
  • Special Programs may ask for additional requirements like a portfolio or/and schedule and audition
  • If applicable, submit your financial aid documents

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2030 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    2030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2030 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Miami

  • 1508 - 2610 USD/month
    Living Costs

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