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What will I learn?

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers programs leading to the PhD in mechanical engineering. Our curriculum includes theory, design and laboratory experience in the areas of thermal fluids, mechanics, dynamic systems, and design and materials. Our program seeks to train students to become future leaders of the industry. The PhD program is a research-intensive, multidisciplinary program. Funding is available in the form of teaching and research assistantships. Many of our assistantships include union and health benefits.

The PhD program includes the following research areas:

  • Mechanics and design, with emphasis on solid mechanics/stress analysis, vibrations and tribology
  • Thermofluids, with emphasis on heat transfer, lubrication, materials processing and environmental/biological transport phenomena
  • Materials, with emphasis on microstructural/property relationships and electronic packaging materials
  • Computational mechanics, with emphasis on asymptotic methods and hybrid analytical/computational methods

The PhD program is a research-intensive, multidisciplinary program. Funding is available in the form of teaching and research assistantships. Many of our assistantships include union and health benefits.

Which department am I in?

Thomas J Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science

Study options

Full Time (Within five years)

Tuition fees
US$23,100.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January, August 2021

Venue

Thomas J Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science

BINGHAMTON,

New York,

13902, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for graduate study, you must: Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following: You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university; You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university; You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University. Have earned, at minimum, one of the following: A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career; A 3.0 GPA during last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail"); A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail"); In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements

For international students

To be eligible for graduate study, you must: Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following: You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university; You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university; You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University. Have earned, at minimum, one of the following: A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career; A 3.0 GPA during last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail"); A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail"); In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements.

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS: The Graduate School requires a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with no band below 5.0.
  • TOEFL: The Graduate School requires a minimum TOEFL score of 80 on the Internet-based test.
  • PTE Academic: The Graduate School requires a minimum PTE Academic score of 53.

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About this uni

Located in Vestal, N.Y., Binghamton University campus is spread over 930 acres, including a beautiful nature reserve.

  • Home to 15 specialized research centers.
  • International students make up around 15% of students.
  • State-of-the-art teaching facilities across degree programs.
  • Ranked 15th in America’s Best Value Colleges (Forbes, 2016).