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The Ph.D. degree in Mechatronics Engineering provides an advanced theoretical and/or research-oriented curriculum with significant depth in mechatronics related discipline, beyond the general fundamentals of the engineering bachelor's degree.
- Bachelor's or master's degree in mechatronics engineering or closely related area (e.g., electrical engineering or mechanical engineering) from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission
- Minimum 3.000 GPA on a 4.000 point scale for unconditional admission
- Official transcript(s) from each institution in which eight or more semester credit hours were attempted
- Goal statement
- Three letters of recommendation
- English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
- Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
- Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score (internet-based version)
- Minimum 77 MELAB score
- Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
- Minimum 58 PTE score
- Minimum 110 Duolingo English test score
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Conduct literature searches, comprehend advanced research materials and uncover connections between related work.
- Perform research, discovery and integration by applying advanced knowledge of mechatronics engineering.
- Communicate problems and solutions in mechatronics engineering clearly, both verbally and in writing.
|ENGR 81091||GRADUATE SEMINAR (repeated for 3 credit hours total)||3|
|Major Electives, choose from the following:||18|
|LINEAR SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND CONTROL|
|OPTIMAL CONTROL THEORY|
|NONLINEAR SYSTEMS AND CONTROL|
|DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS|
|INTRODUCTION TO ROBUST CONTROL|
Robotics and Automation
|INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION AND CONTROL|
|ROBOTICS: KINEMATICS AND DESIGN|
|AUTONOMOUS UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS|
|ADVANCED ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE|
|INTELLIGENT SENSING AND PLANNING OF UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS|
Other courses with approval from advisor and/or college
|Advisor-approved courses in or outside the College of Aeronautics and Engineering 1||0-30|
|ENGR 85098||RESEARCH (repeated for 9 credit hours total)||9|
|ENGR 85199||DISSERTATION I 2||30|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours for Post-Baccalaureate Students:||90|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours for Post-Master's Students:||60|
Post-baccalaureate students may apply toward the 30 credit hours a maximum 15 credit hours of coursework outside the College of Aeronautics and Engineering and 9 credit hours of research (maximum 18 credit hours total of research toward the degree).
Each doctoral candidate, upon admission to candidacy, must register for ENGR 85199 for a total of 30 credit hours. It is expected that a doctoral candidate will continuously register for ENGR 85199, and thereafter ENGR 85299, each semester, until all requirements for the degree have been met. The dissertation is specialized research, leading to a definitive contribution to the candidate’s research focus-area. This contribution should be of sufficient importance to warrant publication in a recognized journal. The candidate must successfully propose and defend their research dissertation in a public setting.