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On Campus
Est. time to complete:

4 years
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Develop clean, energy-efficient solutions for modern problems and make technological leaps with UNT's Mechanical and Energy Engineering degree.
Are you a creative, inquisitive, analytical and detail-oriented person? Fascinated by how machines work? Interested in baseline and renewable energy? Then you should pursue a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Energy Engineering at the University of North Texas.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.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.

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:

  • Advanced manufacturing systems
  • Advanced structural materials
  • Biomaterials and biomedical technology
  • Computational heat transfer and fluid flow
  • Conventional and alternative energy sources
  • Dynamical systems, vibrations and controls
  • Energy-efficient engineering devices, equipment and building systems
  • Nanotechnology
  • Polymer nanocomposites
  • Resiliency and sustainability
  • Sensors and actuators


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

Mechanical and Energy Engineering Degree Highlights

A Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Energy Engineering from UNT will provide you with a foundation in both theoretical and practical applications, creating a well-rounded engineer ready to contribute to multiple industries.
The department operates the Zero Energy Research Laboratory, a living and working facility designed to test emerging, sustainable technologies and materials to achieve a net-zero consumption of energy in buildings. It's the only facility of its kind in the state.
The North Texas Ambient Energy Monitoring Station is the only weather station in the nation operated by an energy engineering department. This provides you with an exclusive opportunity to use weather data in your research.
Located five miles north of the main campus and serviced by a free shuttle, Discovery Park houses the College of Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The 300-acre research facility pulls together academic laboratories, offices and classrooms to maximize the potential for creativity, collaboration and technology innovation.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering enjoys forming partnerships with local industry leaders and companies, who work with the department on student projects and research initiatives. Partnerships with industry leaders allow students to apply what they learn to solve real issues.
The degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC).

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 Degree 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.
Nanoscale Energy Transport Process (3 hrs)
Microscopic heat carriers and transport; material waves; energy states in solids; statistical description of thermodynamics; waves; particle transport process; semiconductor materials; interfacial phenomena for non-conventional liquids.
Failure of Deformable Bodies (3 hrs)
Continuum mechanics approach to failure mechanisms in deformable solid bodies with their system design applications and use of engineering plasticity fundamentals to describe the permanent deformation in solids. The indentation hardness tests are related to plasticity. The fracture, fatigue, and creep modes-of-failure analysis seeks to explain the mechanism, the use in mechanical systems design, service reliability, and their interrelation.
Composites and Lightweight Structures (3 hrs)
Materials, mechanics and failure criteria of anisotropic materials (composites) and cellular solids.
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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