PhD Thrust II: Advanced Materials and Manufacturing

Core Program Requirement: 4 Cr.

Course Number Course Title Credits
5000 Engineering Analysis I 4 Cr.

Courses Offered in the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Thrust area:

Course Number Course Title Credits Prereq 
5040 Finite Element Methods I. 4 Cr.  
5453 Automotive Manufacturing System and Processes 4 Cr.  
5580 Computer-Aided Mechanical Design 4 Cr.  
5620 Fracture Mechanics in Engineering Design 4 Cr.  
5700 Fundamentals of Mechanics 4 Cr  
5720 Mechanics of Composite Materials 4 Cr  
5995 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering 4 Cr  
7020 Finite Element Methods II 4 Cr ME 5040
7451 Advanced Manufacturing II: Material Forming 4 Cr.  
7610 Theory of Elasticity 4 Cr.  
7680 Manufacturing Processing Mechanics 4 Cr. ME 5040
7720 Advanced Mechanics of Composite Materials 4 Cr. ME 5720
7820 Engineering Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) Methods and Industrial Applications 4 Cr.  
8020 Crashworthiness and Occupant Protection in Transportation Systems I 4 Cr. ME 5040
8030 Crashworthiness and Occupant Protection in Transportation Systems II 4 Cr. ME 8020

Ph.D Program

Course Number Course Title Credits Prereqs
9990 Pre-Doctoral Candidacy Research 1-8 Cr. (Max 10) Consent of department
9991 Doctoral Candidate Status I: Dissertation Research and Direction 7.5 Cr. Consent of dissertation advisor
9992 Doctoral Candidate Status II: Dissertation Research and Direction 7.5 Cr. Consent of dissertation advisor, 9991
9993 Doctoral Candidate Status III: Dissertation Research and Direction 7.5 Cr. Consent of dissertation advisor, 9992
9994 Doctoral Candidate Status IV: Dissertation Research and Direction 7.5 Cr. Consent of dissertation advisor, 9993
9995 Candidate Maintenance Status: Doctoral Dissertation Research and Direction 7.5 Cr. Consent of dissertation advisor, completion of 30 credits in 9991-9994

Directed Study Courses: 4 Cr.

Course Number Course Name Credits Prereq
7900 National Design Competition Projects 1-4 Cr. Written consent of director of Graduate student's coordinator
7996 Directed Study 1-4 Cr. Written consent of director of Graduate student's coordinator and chairperson

Internship in Industry: 3 Cr. (Optional)

Course Number Course Name Credits
6991 Internship in Industry 1 cr. per semester, for a max of 3 semesters per OISS/CPT rule.Does not count towards the 32 credit requirement. Students are eligible to enroll in ME 6991 after successfully completing 16 credits in their Graduate program.