The BS-PhD program requires sixty (60) credit hours of coursework, of which at least twenty-four (24) credit hours must be dissertation hours. The remaining thirty-six (36) letter-graded credit hours are divided into four areas:
Nine (9) semester hours: EML 5060 Analysis in Mechanical Engineering I, two core courses in the student's major area:
Dynamics and Controls
- EGM 5444 - Advanced Dynamics
- EML 5317 - Advanced Control Systems
- EML 5361 - Multivariable Control
- EML 5930 - Adaptive Controls
Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
- EGM 5152 - Heat Transfer
- EML 5155 - Convective Heat Transfer
- EML 5709 - Fluid Mechanics
- EML 5930 - Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics
Solid Mechanics and Materials Science
- EGM 5611 - Continuum Mechanics
- EGM 5653 - Theory of Elasticity
- EML 5930 - Advanced Materials
- EML 5930 - Solid Mechanics and Electromagnetics of Continuous Media
General Engineering and Mathematics
Six (6) semester hours: EML 5930 – Analysis in Mechanical Engineering II (3) and one additional course from the approved course list.
Mechanical Engineering Courses
Six (6) semester hours: any two courses in Mechanical Engineering.
Fifteen (15) semester hours: Select five (5) graduate-level, letter-graded courses in engineering, mathematics, and/or any science discipline (e.g. computer science, physics, etc.).
EML 5935 – Mechanical Engineering Seminar (0). See Graduate Seminar section for additional information.
EML 8968 - Preliminary Examination (0). See Preliminary Exam section for additional information.
Twenty-four (24) semester hours: EML 6980 – Dissertation (1-12). University rules require that students take thesis credit in their final term, even if they have completed the thesis credit requirement for their degree program.
EML 8985 - Dissertation Defense (0) must be taken in the student's final semester.