Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering / Engineering Mechanics
Michigan Technological University

Program Details

The online Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering degree, with a specialization in Engineering Mechanics is a research-intensive program designed to give students an education in environmental, industrial, and societal sustainability.  The curriculum includes research on lean manufacturing and design for sustainability; the production of cellulose based ethanol from forest resources; optimization of ethanol-based power systems; and alternative-energy technologies including hydrogen, wing, and micro- and macro-fuel cells.  The program involves researchers from engineering, the physical and life sciences, and business.


  • Have a master's degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Be prepared for advanced study in your chosen field, as demonstrated by your previous degree and your scholastic record
  • Statement of purpose
  • Personal Statement
  • Official Transcripts
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • A résumé / curriculum vitae
  • A writing sample
  • Prerequisite courses
  • A previous degree in a specified field

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission