What will I learn?

Lawrence Technological University's Doctor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (DEME) can prepare you to work at the highest levels of the engineering profession and develop strong skills as a life-long learner.

The DEME is designed to provide you with the professional skills to:

Expand your knowledge of specific technical disciplines in your field of study
Apply advanced scientific principles in solving engineering challenges
Enhance your leadership and management abilities
Prepare you to perform independent research

At LTU, you will learn from highly qualified faculty with extensive professional experience, many of whom currently work in industry. These experts possess an abundance of real-world experience to enhance your learning.

The DEME program also draws practicing engineers from around the world who represent many leading manufacturers and suppliers, exposing you to exceptional networking opportunities.

The DEME accommodates your interests by giving you the choice to specialize in one of the following areas:
• Automotive
• Manufacturing
• Mechatronics
• Solid Mechanics, Dynamics, Vibrations
• Thermal Fluids

Most DEME candidates have two advisors: an academic advisor who provides state-of-the-art knowledge about engineering principles and an industrial advisor who provides significant industrial experience and support. This signature “theory and practice” education makes LTU graduates some of the most sought-after engineers in the area.

The DEME program also is designed to accommodate your busy schedule. All core courses have sections offered in the evening, giving you the greatest flexibility.

Your 57-credit-hour program consists of:

Electives (select eight from the following areas) 24
Solid Mechanics, Dynamics, and Vibrations
Thermal Fluids

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (57 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$23,750.00 per year
USD $1,250 per credit hour
Application deadline

Expected October 2021

Start date

10 January 2022


College of Engineering

21000 West Ten Mile Road,



48075, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have earned an overall GPA of at least 3.3 (B+) on a 4.0 scale in the Master of Science degree.

For international students

Students applying for admission to the program are required to meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent degree in a related field from an accredited college or university. Exceptional students with an earned Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering may be considered for direct admission into the doctoral program.
  • Have earned an overall GPA of at least 3.3 (B+) on a 4.0 scale in the Master of Science degree. Students with lower GPAs may be accepted on a provisional basis as described below.

Non-native speakers of English must document English proficiency upon entry to the program (TOEFL minimum 550 or IELTS minimum 6.0).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.