Program type:

Grad Track

On Campus
Est. time to complete:

5-6 years
Credit Hours:

Develop clean, energy-efficient solutions for modern problems, make technological leaps, and accelerate your education with UNT's Mechanical and Energy Engineering Grad Track program.
Are you a creative, inquisitive, analytical and detail-oriented person? Fascinated by how machines work? Interested in baseline and renewable energy? Mechanical and Energy Engineering prepares students for a green future and the ever-growing fields of energy and sustainability. With a hands-on approach and taught by research focus and experience-driven faculty, undergrads who choose to pursue a degree with Mechanical and Energy will combine fundamentals of mechanical engineering with a specialization on subjects related to energy production, management, and distribution.In our Bachelor's and Master's programs, you'll study the fundamentals and applications of engineering and develop life-long learning skills in a research/project-oriented environment.With small class sizes, you can work closely with distinguished faculty members to solve complex problems faced by businesses and consumers. Our students prepare for engineering careers that solve societal problems, advance technology and improve the quality of life for people everywhere.

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Why Earn a degree in Mechanical and Energy Engineering?

UNT's Mechanical and Energy Engineering program is similar to a traditional Mechanical Engineering curriculum, however, UNT's curriculum focuses on energy related courses that target natural energy applications and materials.

Within their first year, students take basic fundamental courses in Math and Science. These courses will lay the foundation for the advanced level classes of the students’ choice. Students will focus on the following areas of study:

  • Thermal science, fluid flow, and energy
  • Mechanics and materials
  • Dynamics, design, and controls
  • Environmental impact of energy production and use
  • Entrepreneurship

In their final year, seniors will participate in a Capstone Senior Design project that allows them to solve real-world issues, making meaningful contributions to an existing local business. The mechanical and energy engineering program also teaches students to be responsible industry leaders by giving them a global understanding of the environmental, ethical and societal impacts of the technologies they help develop.

The Grad Track option is an accelerated program for ME, undergraduate students, to earn their BS/MS in 5 years. The student can take a maximum of nine (9) credit hours of graduate courses while the student is completing the BS degree. These credits will be counted towards both the BS and MS degrees.

Obtaining your Master of Science at UNT can be your doorway to success, both now and in the future, as an academic researcher and professional engineer.

The department's graduate programs build on the theme of Mechanical and Energy Engineering and Engineering Technology through course offerings, opportunities to engage in work experiences in faculty laboratories through directed study, theses, and dissertations.


Marketable Skills
  1. Mechanical design and development
  2. Manufacturing processes and system evaluation
  3. Team-based project management
  4. Problem-solving and troubleshooting
  5. Interdisciplinary research leadership
  6. Research innovation
  7. Identification of research problems
  8. Conceptualize research projects and solutions
  9. Communication to stakeholders
  10. Develop technical reports and documents

Mechanical and Energy Engineering Combined Degrees Highlights

You will have opportunities that you won't be able to find at many other schools and will be able to partner with world-class faculty and local industry leaders to make an impact in both your field and your community.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering also offers a Graduate Academic Certificate in Energy designed to meet the increasing demands of students with a comprehensive understanding of energy engineering, social/environmental studies, energy policy, economics, and management.
This program will also be unique in the State of Texas and among only a few in the US. Students earning one of our degrees can concurrently enroll in the Graduate Academic Certificate for dual credit.
The department offers state-of-the-art facilities ranging from a variety of instructional laboratories to research facilities including the Net Zero Energy (ZØE) Research Laboratory and the Engineering Manufacturing Facility.
These facilities allow our faculty and students to work side-by-side on industry-sponsored, cutting-edge graduate research.
Many students seek internships or work part time in area industries given our proximity to the metroplex.

What Can You Do With A Degree in Mechanical and Energy Engineering?

This degree prepares you for a career in:

  • Advanced materials design
  • Building energy efficiency
  • Energy management and conservation
  • Energy (oil, gas and nuclear) production and distribution
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning
  • Manufacturing and product design
  • Nanotechnology
  • Renewable energy
  • Vibration and control


Mechanical and Energy Engineering Combined Degrees Courses You Could Take

Discover Mechanical and Energy Engineering (3 hrs)
Introductory course in Mechanical and Energy Engineering (MEE). Topics include experiences of practicing engineers; engineering ethics, professional conduct, and values; and an introduction to the principle disciplines of MEE taught through a hands-on energy-concentrated project.
Programming for Mechanical Engineers (3 hrs)
Introduces engineering students to problem solving, algorithm development and programming in MATLAB and Simulink. Examples of applications in mechanical engineering are given. Interactive course taught in a computer classroom.
Feedback Control of Dynamical Systems (3 hrs)
Introduces the fundamental principles of modeling, analysis and control of dynamic systems. Topics include: mathematical modeling of dynamic systems, including mechanical, electrical, fluid and thermal systems; Laplace transform solution of differential equations; transfer functions and system responses in time and frequency domain; control systems design; state space based analysis and design of control systems; and computer simulation for modeling and control system design (Matlab/Simulink).
Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer (3 hrs)
Finite difference, finite volume, and finite element computational methods; techniques for building geometry and meshing; commercial software; modeling and numerically solving real-world fluid flow and heat transfer problems.
Renewable Energy (3 hrs)
Introduction to the physics, systems and methods of energy conversion from non-conventional energy sources, such as solar, geothermal, ocean-thermal, biomass, tidal, hydroelectric, wind and wave energy. Advantages and disadvantages of alternative energy sources and engineering challenges for the harnessing of such forms of energy; energy storage; fuel cells.
Circuit Analysis (3 hrs)
Introduction to electrical elements, sources and interconnects. Ohm’s law, Kirchoff’s law, superposition and Thevenin’s theorems are introduced. The resistive circuit, OP Amp, RL, RC circuits, Sinusoidal analysis.

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