Oakland University

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering


520 O'Dowd Hall

520 O'Dowd Hall

Rochester, MI 48309

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Doctor of Philosophy in mechanical engineering degree is designed for students who plan careers in industrial or governmental research and development laboratories or problem-oriented agencies, as well as in the academic field. The field of mechanical engineering includes areas such as dynamics, vibrations and noise, energy systems, automotive engineering design, thermal energy transport, fluid transport, experimental stress analysis, solid mechanics, manufacturing processes and materials, tribology, numerical techniques, optical inspection, mechanics of metal forming, fasteners and bolted joints, and fuel cells. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is concentrating its efforts in these areas at the Ph.D. level.


Oakland University is accredited as a doctoral degree-granting institution by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

International Student Requirements:

International applicants requiring an I-20 for a visa must also submit additional documents, including an International Student Supplemental Application, financial documents, transcript evaluations, and proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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