MIE Associate Professor Rifat Sipahi is designing algorithms to allow robots, such as drones and self-driving cars, to connect better with other robots despite communication delays. Source: News @...
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The MIE Department offers comprehensive research and educational programs for both MS and PhD students in both traditional mechanical and industrial engineering disciplines, as well as applied programs. Our cutting-edge and vibrant programs in Doctoral Programs (PhD) include Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Interdisciplinary (across the College of Engineering); while our Masters Programs (MS) consist of Mechanical Engineering with concentrations in Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanics and Design, Mechatronic, and Thermofluids Engineering as well as Industrial Engineering with concentration in Operations Research. We also offer unbeatable professional MS programs in Energy Systems and Engineering Management; both of which are also available online. These extensive programs and concentrations allow for the selection of a degree that meets a wide variety of personal needs and professional goals.
Faculty Research Profile
With 48+ professors and growing, the world-class department includes two National Academy of Engineering members, one Institute of Medicine member, and numerous winners of prestigious young investigator awards and fellows of professional societies for contributions to the engineering profession. Each year the department receives on average over $10 million in funding to pursue use-inspired and fundamental research in many emerging fields that support and enhance our degree programs. Our federally-funded research centers (e.g., Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN), a National Science Foundation Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center; Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT), a multi-university healthcare systems National Science Foundation Industry-University Cooperative Research Center; and CMS Innovation Center for Healthcare Systems Engineering, funded by the Department of Health and Human Services) demonstrate our leadership in key applications that create knowledge and impact society.
Graduate Student Profile
With over 450 graduate students (300+ MS and 150+ PhD), our graduate students body create a vibrant community of peers from across the United States and the world. In addition, Northeastern’s urban campus, located in downtown Boston, facilitates tremendous collaborations with other nearby academic institutions, hospital facilities, and tech firms. Such natural and geographic resources provide greater influence on our students body to interact with world class researchers and entities.
Graduate Documents & Forms
A variety important documents and related forms are listed below.
- PhD Qualifying Examination Form
PhD Qualifying Examination Handbook
- ME PhD Area Exam (Dissertation Proposal)
- ME PhD Dissertation Completion Form