Temple University

College of Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering


1801 North Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Become an expert in analyzing, designing and manufacturing mechanical systems ranging from car airbag sensors to electric propulsion systems for space travel in the Mechanical Engineering PhD. Conduct advanced research and gain instruction skills in new and growing areas of the field.

This concentrated PhD program offers faculty expertise in biomedical engineering, energy, material science, mechanics and robotics in particular. The small number of students in the program leads to an intimate learning environment with many opportunities to engage in innovative research with faculty members. You’ll also form close relationships with your cohort. Temple maintains a dynamic student body representing a wide range of national and racial identities.

The degree offers a uniquely interdisciplinary experience. Faculty members associated with the PhD program come from a variety of backgrounds, departments and research interests. You’ll leave the program steeped in diverse engineering approaches that will make you a well-rounded academic, researcher or engineer in industry.

The degree is heavily research-focused, and you’ll complete a preliminary examination (oral and written) as well as a dissertation, which you will defend in an open college seminar.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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