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Program at a Glance

Program
Doctorate
College(s)
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department(s)
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr
$369.65 per credit hour
$1,194.05 per credit hour

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The Mechanical Engineering PhD program prepares students with an in-depth study and emphasis on research in Aerospace Systems, Mechanical Systems, or Thermofluids.

The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mechanical Engineering is intended for students with a master's or a bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering or a closely related discipline. The doctoral program is intended to allow students to study in-depth, with an emphasis on research in Aerospace Systems, Mechanical Systems, or Thermofluids.

This program has potential ties to professional licensure or certification in the field. For more information on how this program may prepare you in that regard, please visit https://apq.ucf.edu/files/Licensure-Disclosure-CECS-Mechanical-Engineering-PhD.pdf.

Application Deadlines

Spring
December 1
Fall
July 1
Spring
July 1
Fall
January 15

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Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
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