The mechanical engineering graduate program plays pivotal roles in the economy of the region, leading initiatives in technology and preparing a new generation of innovators.
The educational programs are all capped off with industry sponsored real world design problems, resulting in working prototypes designed and constructed by interdisciplinary teams of student engineers. Students also have the opportunity to work on leading edge research, presenting and publishing research results along with our world-class research faculty.
Between 15-18 billion apples are harvested every year in Washington state for fresh market consumption, but often farmers can’t find enough people to pick the fruit. Joseph Davidson, a Mechanical Engineering doctoral student at WSU Tri-Cities, is working with engineers and scientists to create a practically adoptable robot that will pick apples as efficiently as people. Read more…
B. 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.
C. A final examination and defense of the Dissertation.