Doctoral - Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Engineering – Ph.D.

Innovation and advancement create new, complex problems that require interdisciplinary guided solutions. Today’s industries seek engineers with graduate-level education that emphasizes the full knowledge of engineering abilities paired with evolving, interdisciplinary tactics. This doctoral program in Interdisciplinary Engineering at Kennesaw State is explicitly designed to meet these needs.

Compared to traditional engineering Ph.D. programs, the Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Engineering will challenge you to work across multiple engineering disciplines as you expand your experience past the undergraduate level. You will gain well-rounded research proficiency in a specific subject area and secondary expertise in technological innovation.

If you want to advance your engineer career to become an industry-leading candidate, the Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Engineering program offers the education and diversity you need to excel in today’s competitive job market.

Interdisciplinary Engineering Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Multiple Engineering Disciplines - You’ll work and collaborate with various fields from Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Technology, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering at KSU.
  • Competitive Curriculum - With unique courses like Research Design, and Professional Practice, you’ll be exposed to modern practices that are transforming the engineering field in academia, government, and entrepreneurship. The courses cover topics for all career paths like engineering education, grant-writing, self-awareness and personal SWOT (Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats) analysis.
  • Adaptive Research Opportunities - You will make research contributions in one of three research concentration areas (smart infrastructure, intelligent robotic systems, biomedical and health systems) focused on solutions to current engineering trends on a local, national, and an international scale. Most projects will be externally funded through federal grants and contracts to provide most admitted students with a Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) with a stipend and tuition waiver. 
  • Defined Pathway to Graduation – Your course structure is designed around providing a specific timeline to completion. From either a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) or Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree with a maximum of 4 or 3 years, respectively, this Ph.D. program clearly defines a pathway to graduation. 

Interdisciplinary Engineering Salary and Career Information

The average Interdisciplinary Engineer salary in the USA is $106,658 per year. Graduates with Doctoral degrees make closer to $141,000 per year. The average Interdisciplinary Engineer salary in Georgia is $104,917.


Careers in engineering-related occupations in Georgia are expected to grow to 95,000 new jobs by 2028. There is a thriving job market for Ph.D. holding engineers along with progressive opportunities that various technology industries are currently moving towards in Georgia.

Contact Information:

Interdisciplinary Engineering, Ph.D., MD # 9075
Kennesaw State University
840 Polytechnic Lane
Marietta, GA 30060
Dr. Philippe Sucosky
Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Engineering Program Director

Phone: (470)-578-4798


1Program tuition is an estimate based on the average student's time to complete. Costs for books, travel, other miscellaneous fees (parking, labs, graduation, etc.) are not included. Tuition and fee changes are posted in the Spring and are effective for Fall semester. Please note that fees are subject to change at the end of any academic term without prior notice. For additional information, see tuition and fees or graduate program financial aid