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Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #60 (QS) Shanghai, China
To obtain a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, students must complete specific coursework sequence, which differs for students starting their Doctoral program with a Bachelor’s Degree or with a Master’s Degree.

Overview

While the typical duration of the doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong Universityis of five years for students starting their Doctoral program with a Bachelor’s degree and of three to four years for students starting their Doctoral program with a Master’s degree, students are eligible to receive a doctoral degree when the above requirements are fulfilled.

Coursework

To complete their coursework requirement, Doctoral students entering the doctoral program with a Master’s degree must take a number of courses, while maintaining a minimum GPA. Specifically, students must take the following course.

  • At least eighteen approved credit hours of engineering, math, and science at the 4xx level or higher, and
  • A total of three credit hours of technical communication, Vg 500 Technical Communication.
  • The JI Grade Point Average for these courses must be at least 3.3.
  • Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 36 months
      • Duration description
        • 5 years for students starting with a Bachelor’s degree 
        • three to four years for students starting with a Master’s degree
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    Programme Structure

    Discipline areas and associated gateway courses:

    • Design and Manufacturing
    • Dynamics and Vibrations: Analytical Dynamics, Mechanical Vibrations.
    • Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences: Advanced Heat Transfer, Advanced Fluid Mechanics / Comp Fluid Dynamics.
    • Solid Mechanics, Structures, and Materials:Advanced Structural Analysis, Foundation of Solid Mechanics.
    • Mechatronics and Control: Linear Systems, Mechatronic Systems.

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:

      6

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    • Minimum required score:

      85

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    Academic Requirements

    • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

      The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

    General Requirements

    Once an appropriate set of courses has been selected, students must fill out the Graduate Course Registration Form and have it signed by their academic adviser. The completed form is then submitted to the Graduate Education Office.

    Sample registration forms illustrating different situations can be found below.

    • This  Sample Graduate Course Registration Form illustrates registration for courses.
    • This Sample Registration Form illustrates registration for thesis credits.

    Students are not allowed to register for more than twelve credit hours per semester.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      6448 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 6448 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
    • National

      6448 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 6448 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    RMB 45500 per Year for Doctoral programs 

    Living costs for Shanghai

    • 5481 - 10140 CNY/month
      Living Costs

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

    Funding

    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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