Mechanical Engineering

Program Summary

Our doctoral program in mechanical engineering will further your knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods and tools. You'll refine your ability to identify, model, analyze and prescribe novel solutions to complex engineering problems. The program promotes advances in experimental and computational areas. You'll learn to address industry and academic demands in robotics and mechatronics, thermal sciences, advanced manufacturing, and biomedical engineering. Our Industry Fellows Program will enable you to do dissertation work while on the job with a global company, helping ensure employment when you graduate.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

Degree(s) Offered: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • Applied mechanics
  • Computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing
  • Design of thermal-fluid systems
  • Vibrations, dynamics and control systems

Program requires GRE: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: 3

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Assistantship Consideration
Fall May 1 July 15 February 1
Spring October 1 December 10 August 15
Summer N/A June 1 February 1

Contact Us

Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Building 226
Program website

Application Contact
Tariq Shamim, Ph.D.
tshamim@niu.edu
815-753-9964

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