Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering
University of South Carolina-Columbia

Program Details

The online PhD in Mechanical Engineering program is designed to provide students with learning opportunities for acquiring a broad foundation of mechanical engineering knowledge, an in-depth research experience at the frontiers of mechanical engineering, and skills for life-long learning and professional development. The curriculum includes:

  • Course Work
  • Qualifying Exam
  • Comprehensive Exam
  • Dissertation


Students must travel to campus to present their dissertation.

  • A baccalaureate or master's degree (or the international equivalent) from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended for course credit
  • Two or more letters of recommendation

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges