The Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering prepares rising scholars and researchers to contribute positively to the mechanical and aerospace engineering fields.
Students work closely with a faculty advisor to explore ideas in areas such as mobile robots, defense and environmental monitoring, smart materials, plasma-based methods for reinforcing industrial plastics in transportation vehicles and beyond.
Top research areas of the department:
- Aerospace engineering
- Design of mechanical engineering systems
- Fluid mechanics, thermal sciences and energy
- Industrial engineering
- Solid mechanics and materials science
- Structures and dynamics
- Robotics, mechatronics and controls
Faculty Advisor & Research Area
We strongly recommend that prospective doctoral students determine a faculty member in the department with whom they would like to work, as well as the research area of interest.
Please visit the GW Bulletin to see a description of the program requirements.
- Bachelor’s or master’s degree in an appropriate area from an accredited institution.
- If applicant has obtained a master’s degree, a minimum grade point average of 3.4 (on a scale of 4.0) is required.
- If applicant has only obtained a bachelor’s degree, the minimum grade point average must be a 3.3 (on a scale of 4.0).
- Demonstrated proficiency in a programming language.
Successful submission of online application form, exam scores and other documents as outlined in the admissions requirements.
- Master's Programs
- Doctoral Programs
- Certificate Programs
- Five-Year Program
- Preferred International Partnership Program
- Booz Allen Hamilton Corporate Partnership Program