The MAE Department offers a PhD program in Mechanical Engineering.  

The following table is an outline of the program of study requirements.  Students should consult their dissertation advisor and supervisory committee to develop their program of study.

Program of Study

Engineering Major
Minimum of 27 semester hours of graduate coursework from MAE or related departments27
With approval, a Master's Thesis may be counted 6 semester hours towards this total.
First Minor
ISE 627ENGINEERING SYSTEMS3
9 semester hours of graduate courses in an approved engineering area of specialization9
Second Minor
MAE 692GRAD ENGR ANALYSIS I3
6 semester hours of graduate coursework in mathematics (Typically MAE 693 and ISE 690) 6
Doctoral Dissertation
18 hours (minimum) of MAE 799 - Doctoral Dissertation18
Graduate Seminar 1
MAE 684AEROSPACE SYSTEMS SEMINAR1
Total Semester Hours67
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Any PhD candidate who has not completed MAE 684 during their MSE degree at UAH must take MAE 684.

With prior approval, up to 12 semester hours of 500 level courses may be taken in fulfillment of the Basic and specific program requirements.