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18 Characteristics of UTSA Doctoral Programs

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Mechanical Engineering

Date Program Established - 1/27/2011


For specific information about this Degree Program go to: http://engineering.utsa.edu/~mechanical/curriculum.html.


 

1 Number of Degrees Per Year --
2 Graduation Rates --
3 Average Time to Degree --
4 Graduate Employment Profile (one year after graduation)
Academic Year # % Employed % Still Seeking % Unknown
2009-2010 - -- -- --
2010-2011 - -- -- --
2011-2012 - -- -- --
5 Admissions Criteria

The minimum requirements for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering degree program are as follows:

  • Must meet the University admission requirements as outlined in the graduate catalog.
  • Students whose native language is not English must achieve a minimum score of 550 on Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper version, 79 on the TOEFL iBT or 6.5 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System).
  • Satisfactory Graduate Record Examination (GRE®) scores, as evaluated by the Graduate Program Committee of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, are required in combination with other criteria for admission to the Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering program.
  • Normally, a student must hold a master’s degree in mechanical engineering or in a related field with a grade point average of 3.2 or better in both his/her undergraduate and graduate studies for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering degree program. Such applicants may apply a maximum of 30 semester credit hours of previously earned graduate credit toward their doctoral degree. A maximum of 6 semester credit hours credit may be awarded for a master’s thesis (such as ME 6983). Each student’s transcript will be evaluated by the Graduate Program Committee and the transfer credit will be approved on a course-by-course basis to satisfy the formal coursework requirements of the degree.
  • Outstanding students who do not hold a master’s degree may enter the Doctor of Philosophy program on provisional status directly upon receiving a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related field, with the approval of the Graduate Program Committee. Such applicants must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better in the last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate coursework in mechanical engineering or a closely related field. A student with provisional status must satisfy the provisional requirements within the first two (2) years of study in order to proceed toward their Ph.D. degree.
The Graduate Program Committee will evaluate each applicant, approve the necessary requirements, and recommend corrective actions and admission on a case-by-case basis.

For more details, see http://www.graduateschool.utsa.edu/prospective_students/academic_programs

6 Percentage Full-time Students (FTS) with Financial Support 100%
7 Average Financial Support Provided $27,808
8 Student‐Core Faculty Ratio 1.9
9 Core Faculty Publications
Academic Year Number of Publications
2009-2010 N/A
2010-2011 N/A
2011-2012 81
10 Core Faculty External Grants
Average Faculty Receiving Funds --
Grant Value Per Faculty --
Total Grant Value Per Program Per Year --
11 Percentage Full-Time Students 80%
12 Number of Core Faculty 17
13 Faculty Teaching Load 12
14 Faculty Diversity
Ethnicity Male Female
White 7 0
Black 0 0
Hispanic 0 0
Other 9 1
Total 16 1
15 Student Diversity
Ethnicity Male Female Total
White 2 0 2
Black 1 0 1
Hispanic 2 1 3
Other 3 1 4
Total 8 2 10
16 Date of Last External Review Review scheduled for Fall 2016
17 External Program Accreditation
18 Student Publications/Presentations
Academic Year Number of Publications/Presentations
2009-2010 N/A
2010-2011 N/A
2011-2012 12

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