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Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) , KS,
The Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department at Kansas State University offers separate graduate programs in Mechanical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering both leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.

About

The award-winning faculty are engaged in exciting and cutting-edge research projects in state of the art laboratories and research facilities, while our graduate students are excelling inside and outside of the classroom. Research areas and courses include a broad range of both traditional and emerging fields of Mechanical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering. 

Programs of study are flexible and tailored to the interests, backgrounds and career goals of each student. Courses from outside the department are often added to programs of study to enhance the student’s experience.

Laboratory facilities

  • Applied Computation Laboratory
  • Autonomous Vehicle Systems Laboratory
  • Composites Laboratory
  • Dynamic Systems and Controls Laboratory
  • Heat Transfer Laboratory
  • Internal Combustion Engines Laboratory
  • Laser Diagnostics Laboratory
  • Measurements and Instruments Laboratory
  • Mechanical Testing and Evaluation Laboratory
  • Neutron Activation Analysis Laboratory
  • Nonlinear Controls Laboratory
  • Radiation Detection Instructional Laboratory
  • Radiation Measurement Applications Laboratory
  • Refrigeration Laboratory
  • Semiconductor Materials Analysis Laboratory
  • Tate Neutron Activation Analysis Laboratory
  • Wind Tunnel/Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dynamics
  • Thermodynamics 
  • Machine Design 
  • Measurement and Instrumentation Laboratory
  • Control of Mechanical Systems 
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Interdisciplinary Industrial Design Projects 
  • Finite Element Applications in Mechanical Engineering
  • Applications in Mechatronics
  • Indoor Environmental Engineering
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft and Missile Propulsion
  • Thermodynamics of Modern Power Cycles
  • Dynamics of Flight-Stability and Control

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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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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  • Minimum required score:

    53

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Submit Online Application
  • Pay the $80 USD Application Fee
  • Submit Transcripts
  • Submit Copy of Passport
  • Submit Affidavit of Financial Support and Bank Statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    960 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 960 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    425 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 425 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Manhattan

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Most graduate students are able to finance their education with a variety of financial assistance tools specific to graduate school:

  • Graduate Assistantships: Funded by individual departments and graduate programs, teaching, research and graduate assistantships are awarded based on a student's ability and promise.
  • Graduate Fellowships
  • Loans: Loans are available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have successfully applied for financial assistance
  • Traineeships: Traineeships are offered through the university or departments that have federally supported traineeships.

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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