The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program prepares engineers for leadership positions in industry, government, and education.

Mechanical Engineering: Excellence Through Research Innovation
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Preparing a New Generation of Engineering Leaders

The Ph.D. program through the Mechanical Engineering Department at UMass Lowell offers unique opportunities to its students, with its location in an innovation and technological hub, the growing number of award-winning research active faculty in the Department, the renowned research laboratories, plus much more.

The Ph.D. program requires a traditional research-based doctoral thesis. Please refer to the Mechanical Engineering and/or Industrial Engineering graduate catalog for more information on the doctoral programs, including degree requirements, qualifying examination, and dissertation requirements.