Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

3-5 years
Credit Hours:

72 (with Bachelor's) 42 (with Master's)
Research and develop lifesaving technology to screen, treat, and monitor medical conditions with UNT's Ph.D. program.
The Mechanical and Energy Engineering doctoral program with a concentration in Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Texas offers a ground-breaking opportunity to learn fundamental and applied knowledge to create new technology for the healthcare field.

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Why Earn a Biomedical Mechanical and Energy Engineering Ph.D.?

Our Doctor of Philosophy degree is the first of its kind in Texas, and the innovative curriculum allows you to study and conduct research with world-class faculty members. This collaboration can lead to being published in professional journals, providing a validation of your hard work and strong research.

In addition, you'll work with faculty members to develop a broad and in-depth knowledge for solving energy problems. You'll explore topics such as:

  • Bio-based green and sustainable products
  • Energy-efficient intelligent vehicles
  • Energy-efficient products and structures
  • Fundamentals of energy
  • Renewable and alternative clean energy
  • Solid mechanics and controls
  • Thermal energy and fluids

You can conduct research with faculty members in laboratories containing the most modern equipment in the nation. Among our facilities is the Zero Energy Research Laboratory where various energy technologies aimed at achieving net-zero consumption of energy are tested. The facility is the first of its kind in Texas. Other facilities include:

  • Bioproducts Lab
  • Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling
  • Composite Mechanics and Manufacturing Lab
  • Computer-Aided Design and Analysis Lab
  • Functional Cellular Solids Lab
  • Laboratory of Small Scale Instrumentation
  • Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Lab
  • PACCAR Technology Institute
  • Thermal Fluid Science Lab
Marketable Skills
  1. Scholarly excellence
  2. Identify knowledge gaps
  3. Innovative research leadership
  4. Communication of complex problems /solutions
  5. Conceptualize/develop scientific reports/manuscripts

Biomedical Mechanical and Energy Engineering Ph.D. Highlights

You will have opportunities that you won't be able to find at many other schools and will be able to partner with world-class faculty and local industry leaders to make an impact in both your field and your community.
The department offers state-of-the-art facilities ranging from a variety of instructional laboratories to research facilities where you can develop next-generation technology and solutions.
These facilities allow our faculty and students to work side-by-side on industry-sponsored, cutting-edge graduate research.
The University provides several services exclusively to graduate students. The Graduate Student Writing Support office can help you with writing, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research offers assistance with statistical research.
A Dissertation Boot Camp and other specialized workshops are available through the Toulouse Graduate School®. Many of the workshops are available online for your convenience.
Many students seek internships or work part-time in area industries given our proximity to the metroplex.

Biomedical Mechanical and Energy Engineering Ph.D. Courses You Could Take

Applications of Biomedical MEMS (3 hrs)
Addresses advances in the science and technology of miniaturization and its applications in biomedical engineering. Advanced techniques to create submicron electromechanical and fluidic architectures, with hands-on lab practice and software modeling. Different types of lithography methods are presented and different techniques such as chemical etching and reactive ion etching are discussed. Applications in bio micro-electro-mechanical systems (BioMEMS) are also discussed in different subjects, such as biosensor, microfluidics, and BioMEMS for diagnosis and tissue engineering.
Energy The Fundamentals (3 hrs)
Concept of energy and energy conversion; fossil fuels
Advanced Thermodynamics (3 hrs)
Axiomatic presentation of the law of thermodynamics including corollaries and applications related to energy conversion, the exergy method and entropy dissipation method for the evaluation of thermodynamic systems and cycles, thermodynamic equilibrium and stability, irreversible thermodynamics, chemical equilibria and applications in combustion.
Convection Heat Transfer II (3 hrs)
Explores fundamental equations of fluid flow and heat transfer; internal and external heat transfer; laminar and turbulent heat transfer; similarity solutions; integral method; and boundary layer equations.
Continuum Mechanics (3 hrs)
Describes the fundamental law of physics applicable to a continuous medium and develops the linear theory. Introduces Cartesian tensors, state of stress, kinematics of deformation, and constitutive equations of mechanics and thermodynamics.
Advanced Biomechanics (3 hrs)
Introduction to solid and orthopedic biomechanical analysis. Involves the study of complex tissues and structures. Emphasis on modeling of bone, soft tissue and FEM.

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