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Graduate Studies

ToshioMechanical Engineering is one of the traditional engineering disciplines and is also at the forefront of modern technological innovations. Stony Brook places a strong emphasis on graduate programs that produce individuals with competent backgrounds in the basic principles and who are prepared for industrial research and development positions, university faculty posts, and leadership roles in government agencies.

Students can choose one of three areas of concentration: mechanical design, solid mechanics, and thermal sciences and fluid mechanics. They can then focus on experimental, analytical, or computational aspect-or any combination of these aspects. Our graduate program is flexible: many graduate courses are offered in the late afternoon or evening and part-time graduate students have no difficulty in selecting these courses to earn their degrees.

The Ph.D. program is for students interested in obtaining academic or research positions in colleges and universities or in government and commercial research laboratories. The program gives students a rigorous and thorough knowledge of a broad range of theoretical and practical research subject areas, and develops the ability to recognize and pursue significant research in Mechanical Engineering. Practically all students in the PhD program are supported as teaching assistants in the first year followed by a research assistantship on funded projects thereafter.

The M.S. program is designed to train students with professional goals in business, industry, or government. Besides the regular M.S. program, we also offer a combined five year B.E./M.S. program.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook University has opened two new courses of study, both leading to a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering. The Energy Technologies courses offer ‘Hands on’ laboratory and design experience in the areas of Heat pumps, Insulation, Solar thermal, Photovoltaics, Wind turbines, Fuel cells, and Thermoelectrics, as well as theory–based courses focusing on energy creation, transfer, and storage. For additional information on our offerings and how to apply, please follow the links on the left. The Robotics courses cover aspects of design, analysis, planning, perception, and control of various types of robotic systems like robotic manipulators, wheeled mobile robots, and aerial robots. The gamut of courses will provide a balance of theoretical foundations, programming experience, and hands-on hardware experience.

For additional information on our offerings and how to apply, please follow the links on the left.

Toshio Nakamura
Graduate Program Director

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