Dear Prospective Student,
We would like to provide you with a few bits of information on the Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering at SUNY Korea. The active research areas in our department are Energy, Physics of Failure, Design and Manufacturing, Robotics, and Nanotechnology. I strongly encourage you to submit your application for the M.S. and/or Ph.D. studies in one of these areas.
Compared to Stony Brook University (SBU) in New York, your chances of obtaining financial assistance (Scholarship & Stipend) for the Ph.D. program may be better at SUNY Korea, and you will have access to high-caliber professors, including some at Stony Brook.
Although we are located in South Korea, the degree will be awarded by Stony Brook University (SBU) in New York. SUNY Korea Ph.D. students may have co-advisors at SBU, and spend their final year at SBU to complete their research work there, giving them the opportunity to participate in the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program that the U.S. government offers, if they choose to do so. The practical training may allow fresh graduates to work for 12 to 36 months in the U.S. after graduation.
For graduate admission, we place a lot of emphasis on the caliber of the institution from where you received the undergraduate and/or Master’s degree(s), the relevance of the courses you have taken, and your grade-point average (GPA). The language of instruction at SUNY Korea is English. Therefore, we ask for your Test of English as a Second Language (TOEFL) scores if you are not a native English speaker. To receive full financial assistance for the Ph.D. program, you will need a minimum score of 90 in TOEFL (or 6.5 in IELTS). We also require GRE or an equivalent qualification. Visit Here for more details on the admission requirements for the Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering at SUNY Korea.
You can access the Spring 2020 SUNY Korea Graduate Application site from Here.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do to make it easier for you to apply to our program.

Hamid Hefazi, Ph.D. (
Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SUNY Korea

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program, Spring 2018.jpg