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DEng Applied Mechanics

 Course Level
Full Time

2 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

16300 USD
16300 USD

Application fee

International 60 USD
National 60 USD
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)80
TOEFL-PBT (min)550

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About this course

This option involves research in areas central to engineering mechanics including solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermal mechanics, geo-mechanics, and structures.

Coordinating Departments: Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Typical Research Areas: solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, biomechanics, thermal sciences, structural mechanics.

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Eligibility Criteria

Applications can be submitted online through The Graduate School (all information below will be asked during the online application process and a non-refundable $60 application fee will be required prior to submitting your application)
Minimum College Requirements for Full Admission:

  • At least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA.
  • GRE scores of Verbal >=152 (53%), Quantitative >=153 (56%) and Analytical Writing >=3.5.
  • Favorable letters of recommendation from three references.
  • Graduate GPA (if applicable) of 3.2 or better.
  • International Students: TOEFL scores of 580 (237 for computer test version) or greater or a minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) band score of 7.
  • A personal statement of of up to 2 pages describing the applicant’s research interests, prior research activities (if applicable), and career goals. If the applicant has no direct research experience, they should describe the experiences and activities they have that they believe have prepared them to undertake research.
  • A two page CV or résumé describing the applicant’s prior background.

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Course Modules

Program-specific Degree Requirements for the Applied Mechanics Option

Requirements include the following:

  • EM 525 Continuum Mechanics
  • EM 510 Elastic and Inelastic Analysis 
  • EMEC 530 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • EM 560 Finite Elements Analysis in Engineering

The remaining credits are to be established by the student and the Major Professor in consultation with the graduate committee.

Qualifying Examination
The qualifying assessment will be a written examination on relevant undergraduate level topics. In the Applied Mechanics Option these areas include: Statics, Dynamics, Mechanics of Materials, Fluid Mechanics, Mathematics, Thermodynamics and an Area of Undergraduate Focus (e.g. Structures, Hydraulics, Geotechnology, Material Science, Heat Transfer) - as specified by the candidate prior to the exam. The exam will be one hour per topic area in an open book, open notes format.

Students must satisfactorily address four of the submitted topics. Problems will be graded by the faculty member who presented that topic. Students will be provided an opportunity to examine their results; however, in order to protect the questions from dissemination they will not be permanently returned. A grade for the qualifying examination of Pass (P), Fail (F) or Remediate (R) will be given for each candidate. In cases where remediation in certain topic areas is required, the Ph.D. advisor will develop a problem solving based plan with the Ph.D. candidate to prepare for a retest on the identified topic areas. The retest must occur prior to completion of the following semester and will be overseen by the Ph.D. Advisor.

Comprehensive Examination
In the Applied Mechanics Option there are two distinct oral examinations: one associated with the dissertation Proposal and a separate one pertaining to the candidate’s graduate level understanding of Engineering Mechanics principles.

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How to Apply

To access the online application for graduate programs, please click here.

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