Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering



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Advanced Mechanical Study

Earn your doctorate in a program that provides the diverse research experiences you need to make your mark in the field, including opportunities to contribute to industry-sponsored research. Model, design and lead experiments to verify thermal systems, mechanical systems, components or processes while considering real-world constraints and the impact your solution may have on society.

Fast Facts

  • Students partner with industry to solve real-world problems, enhancing their experience and gaining valuable skills for their futures.
  • High job placement of graduates starting at $55-60K/year.
  • Faculty have received national recognition for their research.
  • Graduate and undergraduate students partner with faculty on cutting edge research.
  • Aerospace Products and Parts Manufacturing
  • Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
  • Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
  • Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
  • Oil and Gas Extraction
  • Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
  • Academic Teaching/Research


Potential salaries are based
upon national averages.
Degree Prep Candidates for our Ph.D. program in Mechanical Engineering should have:
  • an undergraduate degree in ME or a closely related field from an ABET-accredited U.S. program.
  • a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • an interest in lab work and research.
Degree Roadmap During your first year, you should expect to:
  • Conduct research with your advising professor.
  • Work with your graduate committee to plan the specifics of your course work and research goals.
  • Select your research topic.

For the latest information on all available Mechanical Engineering courses, view our Course Catalog.
Scholarships The College of Engineering provides annual scholarship awards totaling approximately $820,000. For information on specific scholarships, feel free to meet with a a representative from the College of Engineering's Student Services team.

You can find general need- and merit-based scholarships on the Financial Aid Office's scholarships page.
Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines, scholarships and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.

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Hands-On Learning Undergraduate hands-on learning and research opportunities in the laboratory, field, and classroom are plentiful. U-Idaho’s engineering senior capstone design program is ranked one of the best in the nation by the National Academy of Engineers. Students get opportunities to solve real-world engineering problems sponsored by industry partners, as well as to showcase their work in the annual Engineering Design EXPO.