Ph.D. On Campus

Solid Mechanics

Peking University

48 months
5930 USD/year
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The Solid Mechanics discipline evolved with the establishment of the mechanics programme of Peking University, which was one of the first of its kind in China


The programme

The discipline, featured with fundamental research and applications of solid mechanics and related areas, maintains its high status as a base for advanced research and education in solid mechanics. In education, we emphasize the command of the most essential knowledge and a solid foundation of mechanics and the building of comprehensive capacity in analyses, computations and experiments; in research, we pay great attention and endeavor to solve fundamental and original problems in the development and applications of mechanics and engineering science. The scientific achievements of the faculty are well recognized and play an important role in the industry.

Programme Structure

The major research areas of the solid mechanics discipline include:

  • Mechanics of advanced materials and structures: Mico/nanomechanics, mechanics and physics of complex materials, mechanics of smart materials and structure, Mechanical problems in new energy technologies.
  • Elasticity and plasticity: Elastic and plastic properties of materials and structures under impact and extreme conditions, dynamics and wave theory of heterogeneous media under coupled electro-thermo-magneto-mechanical loads.
  • Computational solid mechanics: Computations of waves, numerical methods in impact dynamics, multi-scale computations.
  • Experimental mechanics: New methods in impact experiments, dynamic fracture, dynamic analyses of large-scale engineering structures, new functional materials and devices, nondestructive tests.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

It takes at least 8 to 10 weeks after the application deadline to send out the formal Letter of Admission. We may inform you to attend an interview or request additional materials according to your application process during this period. If you are accepted, we will send you a Letter of Admission and other relevant documents. To track the progress of your application, please contact the International Students Division either by email or telephone. Due to our limited staff, we may not reply promptly to all enquiries.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5930 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Beijing

6409 - 7841 CNY /month
Living costs

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


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