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On Campus
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1 year
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Diversify your graduate studies with a minor in Mechanical and Energy Engineering at UNT.
A minor in mechanical and energy engineering is available for non-MEE majors. The minor consists of 12 credit hours of 5000 level or higher MEEN courses offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering and approved by the graduate advisor.

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Why Earn a minor in Mechanical and Energy Engineering?

UNT is constantly assessing its degree programs with an eye on tomorrow’s marketplace. The College of Engineering is a pioneer in developing project-oriented curricula, allowing you to apply knowledge in interesting and tangible real-world applications. Our state-of-the-art laboratories and research facilities are the envy of universities nationwide.

With small class sizes, you can work closely with distinguished faculty members to solve complex problems faced by businesses and consumers. Our faculty members have been honored by various organizations such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. You also will have the opportunity to network through valuable contacts we have established with leading companies and corporate partners.



Mechanical and Energy Engineering Graduate Minor 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.

Mechanical and Energy Engineering Graduate Minor Courses You Could Take

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.
Principles of HVAC (3 hrs)
Thermodynamics and psychometrics applied to the HVAC system calculations, energy estimating methods, ducts and piping systems, heat pump and heat recovery systems, air-processing, refrigeration and heating equipment.
Continuum Mechanics (3 hrs)
Describes the fundamental law of physics applicable to a continuous medium and develops the linear theory. Introduces Cartesian tensors, state of stress, kinematics of deformation, and constitutive equations of mechanics and thermodynamics.
Finite Element Analysis (3 hrs)
Weak or variational formulation of differential equations governing one- and two- dimensional problems of engineering; finite element model development and analysis of standard problems of solid mechanics (bars, beams, and plane elasticity), heat transfer and fluid mechanics; time-dependent problems; computer implementation and use of simple finite element codes in solving engineering problems.

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