Applicants must have a BS degree in mechanical engineering for regular admission or a BS in an allied field (other engineering, physical, and mathematical science programs), requiring provisional admission. A GPA of 3.0/4.0 or above in the last 60 hours of upper division coursework is required.
All applicants must submit scores for the NEW GRE general examination. Average scores for admitted PhD applicants in recent years can be viewed in the catalog. International applicants must also submit TOEFL or IELTS test scores; university minimum scores are required.
Fall Semester: January 15; Winter Semester: September 15
Students who apply for fall semester may attend earlier for spring or summer term upon departmental approval, after acceptance into the graduate program. However, enrollment cannot be delayed until the following winter semester.
Apply at: http://www.byu.edu/gradstudies/admissions/applynow.php
Minimum 66 hours beyond the BS, which may include up to 18 hours of dissertation credit and 30 hours of combined master's course work and thesis credit, and must include 6 credit hours of approved math and statistics. Committee approval is required. No undergraduate courses may apply toward a doctoral degree except those already applied to a master's degree.
A qualifying written examination must be taken within the first year of the PhD program. Exams are offered in March and September of each year. All students are also required to pass an oral examination of dissertation.
Work toward the Master of Science degree must be completed under the specific direction of a graduate faculty member while the student is in residence at BYU for at least two consecutive six-hour semesters. "In residence" is defined as living and conducting research in the general vicinity of the university where the student has ready access to research facilities and consultation with the faculty.
**For comprehensive policies and procedures of PhD program, see student handbook