Graduation

Applying for Graduation

Students must indicate their intention to graduate by submitting an Online Graduation Application by the deadline published in the Academic Calendar each semester.

  1. Log into my.uncc.edu.
  2. Under Academic Resources, select ‘Student Records’.
  3. Under ‘Student Records’, select ‘Online Graduation Application’.
  4. Click "Continue" if this is the first time a graduation application has been submitted or "Create a New Application" if one has been submitted previously.
  5. After all sections are complete, click the "Submit" button.

Scheduling your Defense

Please email an MEES Academic Advisor to schedule your defense at least two weeks prior to your scheduled date. Please include the defense details (day, time, location, faculty advisor(s), title, and abstract).

PhD students are required to submit their Dissertation Defense Announcement here.

Graduate Learning Outcomes

Provide one copy of the Graduate Learning Outcomes Rubric to each member of your dissertation or thesis committee at the time of your defense. Completed rubrics must be returned to Ms. Tracy Beauregard or Dr. Harish Cherukuri. A list of publications is also required for each student; Dr. Cherukuri will sign the Final Defense Report upon receipt of the publications list.

Complete graduation information and instructions, including checklists and forms, are available through the Graduate School. Please follow the deadlines and requirements on the academic calendar and the graduation checklist specific to your graduation semester.

Deadlines

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
  Graduation Application Proposal Deadline Formatting Review Dissertation Defense Dissertation Submission
Summer I 2018 22 May 2018 Spring 2018 8 Jun 2018 15 Jun 2018 22 Jun 2018
Summer II 2018 6 Jul 2018 Spring 2018 20 Jul 2018 27 Jul 2018 3 Aug 2018
Fall 2018 17 Sep 2018 Summer 2018 9 Oct 2018 5 Nov 2018 12 Nov 2018
MS in Mechanical Engineering
  Graduation Application Proposal Deadline Formatting Review Thesis Defense Thesis Submission
Summer I 2018 22 May 2018 9 Apr 2018 8 Jun 2018 15 Jun 2018 22 Jun 2018
Summer II 2018 6 Jul 2018 21 May 2018 20 Jul 2018 27 Jul 2018 3 Aug 2018
Fall 2018 17 Sep 2018 1 Oct 2018 19 Nov 2018 26 Nov 2018 7 Dec 2018