We offer PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering. Students will have the ability to pursue research and complete a dissertation of original research.
The selection of the program of courses and the student's dissertation research are under the supervision of a PhD program committee chaired by the student's advisor.
A maximum of six credit hours of the 48 credit hour course requirement may be fulfilled by MS Thesis (six (6) credit hours) or MS Project (three (3) credit hours) completed at the University at Buffalo.
Students with outstanding undergraduate studies and a high level of interest in research can pursue their PhD degree by directly entering the PhD program.
During this pursuit, if the student wishes to take MS instead of PhD for special reasons, they need to first seek for the approval from their advisor.