Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
Advanced Mechanical Study
Earn your doctorate in a program that provides the diverse research experiences needed 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 and processes while considering real-world constraints and the impact your solution may have on society.
Students completing this degree are well prepared to work in a research-oriented position, such as those at national laboratories, industries, or universities.
- Personalized Attention – Interact directly with faculty through small class sizes, 1-on-1 interaction, mentorship and advising. Most faculty hold Ph.D.s in their field.
- Highest Early- and Mid-Career Salary – Graduate with the highest early-career salary of any 4-year public college in Idaho. You’re also more likely to graduate in 4-years. – PayScale 2019
- 98% Graduate With a Job or are enrolled in additional education. – 2016-2018 Career Services Outcomes Survey
- Hands-On Experience, Guaranteed – ALL U of I College of Engineering students participate in hands-on experiences, through paid graduate assistantships and programs, including Idaho Space Grant Consortium Fellowships, mentor-directed, career-related programs that contributes to NASA’s mission of exploration and discovery.