Are you a creative, inquisitive, analytical and detail-oriented person? Are you fascinated by how machines work? Are you interested in baseline and renewable energy? Then you should pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical and Energy Engineering at the University of North Texas.
This degree prepares you for a career in:
Our innovative curriculum combines the fundamentals of mechanical engineering with a broad specialization in subjects related to energy, manufacturing and design. It has been designed to meet ABET criteria for accreditation in the general category of mechanical engineering.
We support top-ranked research laboratories that offer abundant possibilities for study and research. Working closely with faculty members, you may investigate new technologies for:
The department operates the unique Zero Energy Laboratory, a state-of-the-art facility where students learn to test energy technologies and systems to achieve net-zero energy consumption. It is the only facility of its kind in the state. The department also operates the:
Located 4.5 miles north of the main campus and serviced by a free shuttle, Discovery Park houses the College of Engineering and the mechanical and energy engineering department. This 300-acre research facility pulls together academic laboratories, offices and classrooms to maximize the potential for creativity, collaboration and technology innovation. Our students prepare for engineering careers that solve societal problems, advance technology and improve the quality of life for people everywhere.
During your first year of study, you will take preparatory courses in mathematics and the basic sciences, including physics, computer science and chemistry. Your required engineering courses will focus on areas such as:
As you progress toward your degree, you will choose from a variety of technical elective courses that provide an in-depth knowledge of a specific engineering subject. As a senior, you will complete the departmentís unique senior design program. The program allows you to apply your learned engineering knowledge and skills to a design project that solves a real-world issue.
Our cutting-edge lab facilities and rich undergraduate research opportunities in alternative energy, nanotechnologies, advanced materials, biomedical and sustainability allow you to enrich your academic experience and enhance your career readiness.
The Career Center, Learning Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting handson experience in your major. The Learning Center offers workshops on speed reading, study skills and time management. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.
We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the Texas Recommended or Distinguished Achievement Program or the equivalent in high school.
In your junior year, take the SAT or the ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.
In your senior year, apply for admission at Apply Texas by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT.
If youíre attending a Texas community college, you should consult our Transfer Articulation web page, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor/advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will allow you to receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.
Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources. More than 3,500 students transfer to UNT each year. The center is in the University Union, Room 320.