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Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
University rank #26 (WUR) New York City, NY, United States
Mechanical engineers create the physical systems and devices that define modern society — everything from automobiles to air conditioning, robotic parts to power plants, people movers to artificial limbs, and rocket engines to satellites.
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At the School of Engineering, we groom our students to become the inventors and innovators of tomorrow. The PhD in Mechanical Engineering program offers a balanced curriculum that emphasizes the principles behind these designs and approaches. To apply these principles in the field, they make computational and research experience an integral component of your studies.

The high faculty-to-student ratio of the program ensures you develop close ties to your instructors and fellow students. This fosters lifelong relationships and a rigorous intellectual community of scholars.

Many graduates enter such fields as computer engineering, nanotechnology, software development, and financial engineering. They also occupy positions in bioengineering, manufacturing, astronautics, systems engineering, and corporate management and law.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    75 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

They also offer you the freedom to choose from 5 distinct areas of specialization:

  • aerospace engineering
  • controls and dynamic systems
  • fluid dynamics and thermal systems
  • materials engineering
  • mechanics and structural systems

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • Application (online only)
  • Application Fee of $75 (payable by major credit card only)
  • Statement of Purpose / Personal Statement
  • Résumé / Curriculum Vitae
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • One official transcript from each institution attended or attending (see specific requirements below)
  • GRE / GMAT (see specific requirements below)
  • English Language Proficiency Testing (see specific requirements below)
  • Financial Documentation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1798 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1798 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    1798 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1798 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/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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