Students interested in earning the Mechanical Engineering doctoral minor should first contact the ME Graduate Coordinator to learn the requirements, process, and complete the required paperwork.
All Graduate School students must utilize the Graduate Student Portal in MyUW to add, change, or discontinue any doctoral minor or graduate/professional certificate. To apply to this minor, log in to MyUW, click on Graduate Student Portal, and then click on Add/Change Programs. Select the information for the doctoral minor for which you are applying.
PhD students from departments outside Mechanical Engineering can receive a doctoral minor in Mechanical Engineering. The requirements for the external minor in Mechanical Engineering are listed below. The minor must be approved by the Mechanical Engineering Department. Contact the ME Graduate Coordinator for the form, process, and questions.
Mechanical Engineering Doctoral Minor Requirements:
- A minimum of 9 formal course credits taken in Mechanical Engineering are required.
- Courses must be numbered 400 or above in Mechanical Engineering.
- One of the courses (3 credits) must be numbered 700 or above in Mechanical Engineering.
- A maximum of one course may be cross-listed with the student's major department.
- A minimum grade of B or higher is required for all courses taken for the minor. Grades of BC and below are not accepted.
- Research, independent study, and seminar courses are not permitted.
- A maximum of 6 credits may be from prior graduate coursework taken at an institution other than UW-Madison.
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