Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program

Earn your Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at WSU Tri‑Cities

  1. A minimum of 72 credit hours distributed as follows (Additional details are given in the Graduate School Policies and Procedures at www.gradsch.wsu.edu):

    Ph.D. Program

    Number of Credit Hours

    Graded graduate coursework:

    24

    Math 540 or equivalent

    3

    500-level ME or MSE courses

    12

    courses approved by advisor

    9

    CE 800 (dissertation)

    20

    Total Credits

    72

  2. Successful completion of a preliminary examination, including a research proposal and an oral exam, prepared and administered by the student’s Advisory Committee one or two semesters before semester of final defense.
  3. A dissertation, approved by the student’s Advisory Committee, based on the research conducted as part of the graduate program.
  4. A final examination and defense of the Dissertation.

For more information, refer to the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Graduate Student Handbook, www.mme.wsu.edu/grad/info/Handbook~2013-2014~final_revised%2011-27-13.pdf, and the Washington State University Graduate School Policies & Procedures Manual, gradschool.wsu.edu/Documents/PDF/PoliciesAndProceduresManual%202013-2014%20(Fall2013)_Formatted.pdf.