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Research and develop innovative systems to solve complex issues for the modern world with a Master's in Mechanical and Energy Engineering.
Where will you make your mark in future innovations? Will you help provide cleaner and more sustainable energy, improve human health or devise better technologies for ground and air transportation, or even space exploration? The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a Master of Science degree in Mechanical and Energy Engineering. We're committed to academic excellence and research in all areas of mechanical and energy engineering. 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 faculty members have been honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, among others. You’ll also have networking opportunities through the valuable contacts we've established with leading companies and corporate partners.

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Why Earn a degree in Mechanical and Energy Engineering?

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.

This visionary, innovative and interdisciplinary program produces specialists in emerging and exciting mechanical engineering fields with a broad education in the fundamentals of engineering. Specializations include:

  • Materials and Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Systems and Design
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Thermal Fluid Systems
  • Energy

The College of Engineering has state-of-the-art instructional facilities and laboratories containing cutting-edge research equipment. The department also supports top-ranked research labs that offer exciting possibilities for study and discovery. Working with faculty members, you may research:

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical heat transfer
  • Computational heat transfer and fluid mechanics
  • Control systems
  • Environmental monitoring and modeling
  • Fracture and failure of advanced solid materials
  • Novel energy conversion systems
  • Renewable energy
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Solid-state energy conversion


Marketable Skills
  1. Research innovation
  2. Identification of research problems
  3. Conceptualize research projects and solutions
  4. Communication to stakeholders
  5. Develop technical reports and documents

Mechanical and Energy Engineering Master's 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
  • Research and Education
  • Advanced materials design

Mechanical and Energy Engineering Master's 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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