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Engineering, Ph.D.

Contribute to state-of-the-art engineering research alongside expert faculty-mentors in this advanced program, offered on our Long Island and New York City campuses. Learn to address, sustain, and lead in innovative, competitive environments in the fields of bioengineering, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical engineering.

What You’ll Learn

Immerse yourself in applied high-tech research and complex topics alongside renowned faculty experts in our state-of-the-art research labs. Select one of three future-focused concentrations:

  • Bioengineering: Immerse yourself in advances in micro- and nano-technologies, wireless communication and power transfer, sensor miniaturization, on-chip real-time signal processing, and mathematical modeling of biological systems that will allow you to develop smart, high-performance systems that are dependable, efficient, and secure.
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering: Tackle fundamentals and advanced theory in robotics, microelectronics, micro and nano systems, control systems, image and signal processing, computer networks, and radar and communications systems.
  • Mechanical Engineering: Research and coursework provide technology-infused training in solid mechanics, heat transfer and thermofluid systems, energy systems, biomechanics and biomedical devices, micro/nano sensors, controls, and dynamic systems.

To successfully complete the program, you will need to pass both the qualifying examination and the preliminary dissertation proposal—typically in the summer after your third year.

Career Options

  • Academic faculty/researcher
  • Senior-level scientist – government agency/lab
  • R&D engineer – private industry
  • Project lead/manager – government and private sector
Kayla Ho (M.S. '19)

Student Leader

During her time at New York Tech, Kayla led the student IEEE branch, which helped her learn how to "work with different students, how to adapt to their needs and help them grow as individuals.

Nicholas Cariello (B.S. ‘18, M.S. ‘19)

Cyber Engineer

After completing the accelerated 5-year B.S./M.S. degree program, Nick was offered a full-time position as a cybersecurity engineer at IBM.

Aydin Farajidavar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Farajidavar and a team of student researchers are developing an implantable wireless system to study the body’s gastric system.


“With a degree from New York Tech, you’ll become an indispensable contributor to society and improve lives in your community and the larger world.”

Babak D. Beheshti, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Engineering and Computing Sciences

Exceptional experiences.
Outstanding outcomes.






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How You’ll Succeed

The curriculum of our Ph.D. in Engineering program is designed to prepare you for research careers in industry and academia. It provides you with perspectives on engineering concepts and theory as well as the ability to perform independent research in highly specialized and competitive environments.

You’ll benefit from the guidance and mentorship of experienced research faculty, many of whom are conducting groundbreaking grant-funded research, using state-of-the-art equipment in our modern laboratories, including the Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC) and many specialized facilities. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with our industry and corporate partners on real-world projects that will provide you with experience and connections in your area of expertise.

International F-1 students who successfully complete this degree are eligible for an additional 24-month STEM OPT extension to work in the U.S. in an area directly related to their area of study immediately upon completing the customary 12-month post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT).

USNWR Best Engineering Programs

Top 50

Best Engineering Programs in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report)