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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral Degree
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The emerging global engineering workforce market expects new PhDs to work in multi-disciplinary teams and to have a good grasp of the overall issues while being specialists in their own fields. The collaboration between a research intensive institution and an engineering industry practice-oriented institution provides a unique opportunity to address this challenge. The students’ exposure to researchers and doctoral students with different backgrounds during the course of their academic study and research, and the requirement to collaborate and exchange ideas with faculty on two campuses, will help graduate students develop skills necessary to become effective team players on multidisciplinary engineering research projects.

A Ph. D in Engineering Science with concentration in Biongineering will be offered by the joint faculties of the College of Engineering at San Diego State University and the Department of Biongineering at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) as early as 2009-2010. The Doctor of Philosophy degree is awarded jointly by the Trustees of the California State University and the Regents of the University of California in the names of both cooperating institutions. Graduates of this program are expected to establish skills necessary to recognize, understand and identify unique problems in his/her field of expertise to advance the state of art. They will be able to conduct basic and /or applied research in the field of their expertise, mentor graduate students and disseminate research results through research reports, publication in journals, monographs and conference presentations. Graduates of this program are competitive for a variety of faculty positions at various academic institutions and can also provide leadership for basic and applied research in government agencies and industrial organizations across the state and the nation.

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Visit the SDSU College Engineering website for more information about the Joint Doctoral Program in Bioengineering

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, E-326

San Diego State University

5500 Campanile Drive

San Diego, CA 92182-1323