Graduate Study
Graduate Specializations
PhD Specialization in Design, Manufacturing, and Tribology


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University has several faculty members actively pursuing graduate level research in this area.

Suggested Courses

Students should follow and satisfy the general course requirements for a graduate degree in ME as outlined in the ME Graduate Handbook. In addition, students should attend departmental seminars regularly.

Additional courses are determined in conjunction with the adviser and may typically include some of the following:

Additional courses from other departments are likely to be recommended. Please see your graduate adviser to specify a program of study. New graduate students without an adviser should see Professor Jian Cao to discuss their initial course of study.