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¿Qué aprenderé?

Program mission

The Ph.D. curriculum will provide graduate-level training in both mechanical and nuclear engineering. Graduates of the program will be prepared for research and teaching careers in areas such as energy production, nuclear waste transport, storage and disposal, and the development of new mechanical devices for use in nuclear medicine. Technical electives in both mechanical and nuclear engineering will allow students to pursue in-depth study relevant to their selected research topics. Dissertation topics pursued as directed research credit hours will be devoted to open-ended research projects at the intersection of mechanical and nuclear engineering.

  • Advanced technical skills: To produce graduates who possess the necessary advanced analytical and technical skills in engineering and sciences – responds directly to the higher goals of fulfilling the needs of industry for effective, productive engineers and of providing economic development for the region, state and nation
  • Communication: To produce graduates who possess a facility with both written and oral communications - emanates from the requirement that engineers must be able to interact and share ideas with others in the work environment, and at a higher level, be capable of creative self-expression and leadership
  • Advanced problem-solving: To produce graduates who demonstrate creativity and innovation in solving technological problems - stems from the realization that new knowledge and new solutions to existing problems are necessary to meet the needs of our changing society and to advance the quality of human life

Student learning outcomes

  • Apply advanced knowledge of mathematics, science or engineering: Graduates will demonstrate an ability to apply advanced knowledge of mathematics, science or engineering.
  • Communicate effectively: Graduates will demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively.
  • Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems: Graduates will demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

College of Engineering

Opciones de estudio


Costos de estudio
US$25.956,00 por año

*El precio que se muestra es una referencia, por favor verificar con la institución

Fecha de inicio

23 Agosto 2022


College of Engineering

601 West Main Street,



23284, United States

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

A baccalaureate degree or its equivalent at the time of enrollment, with an undergraduate GPA of 3.5.

Para estudiantes internacionales

In addition to the general admission requirements of the VCU Graduate School, the following comprise the admissions requirements for the mechanical and nuclear engineering Ph.D. program:

Proof of graduation from an accredited college or university with either a bachelor's or a master’s degree in mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering or a related discipline with a minimum grade point average of 3.0

Submission of at least three letters of recommendation from former instructors or other individuals qualified to evaluate the applicant’s ability to engage in graduate study in mechanical and nuclear engineering

Submission of a written statement of purpose that clearly demonstrates commitment to a career in mechanical and nuclear engineering

The university minimum TOEFL score requirement is 550 (paper-based) or 80 (Internet-based). The university minimum IELTS score requirement is 6.5. The PTE is also accepted with a minimum score of 65. Deadlines: Fall - Jan 15; Spring - Oct 1.

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.


Acerca de Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University es una de las top 100 universidades de investigación y la Escuela Pública de Posgrado en Artes N° 1 en EE.UU.

  • En el top 3 de las universidades investigativas en Virginia.
  • Becas patrocinadas crecieron 21% en 10 años.
  • 1.600 estudiantes internacionales de 108 países.
  • Campus de 173 acres en el centro de Richmond.

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