Ph.D. On Campus

Mechanical Engineering

Colorado State University

36 months
30858 USD/year
30858 USD/year
15130 USD/year
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The Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University aims to give our graduates the engineering skills to obtain leading positions in advanced technology fields.


 Students pursuing a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University will undertake advanced research under the mentorship of a faculty advisor (principal investigator), most often on a government or industry funded project as a paid research assistant. 

Key facts:

The degree plan will involve consideration of a challenging problem utilizing analytical, experimental, and/or design techniques. 

This research – in addition to coursework, exams, journal articles, and dissertation credits – will culminate in a final dissertation. The dissertation will contain new analytical knowledge, experimental knowledge, design knowledge, or a combination thereof. The dissertation must make an original contribution to the field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematics for Scientists and Engineers
  • Advanced Mechanics of Materials
  • Advanced Mechanical Systems
  • Materials Issues in Mechanical Design
  • Mechanical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • Advanced Heat Transfer

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • One official transcript of all collegiate work completed post-high school.  Additionally separate transcripts are not required for study abroad credits if the GPA and credits are recorded on the transcript of the university that sponsored the study abroad experience. CSU transcripts are not required. Training course transcripts from branches of the U.S. military that show credit received with neither grades nor degrees awarded are exempt from the transcript requirement.
  • Test scores such as GRE or GMAT, if required by department, should be submitted with institution code 4075.
  • Any other materials that individual departments or programs may require of applicants.
  • Regardless of citizenship, applicants may be required to demonstrate proof of English language proficiency, if they do not have a degree from an institution where the primary language of instruction is English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30858 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 30858 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    30858 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30858 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    15130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15130 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Fort Collins

1210 - 1800 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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