Program type:

Graduate Academic Certificate

On Campus
Est. time to complete:

5 years
Credit Hours:

Accelerate your learning, take the lead on complex projects and discover innovative ways to solve engineering problems of today and the future.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a grad track option for currently enrolled UNT undergraduate students majoring in mechanical engineering technology (MEET).In this grad track option, the student can take a maximum of nine (9) credit hours of graduate courses while completing the BS degree. After earning the BS degree, these credit hours can be counted toward the MS in Engineering Technology.

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Why Earn a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology and Engineering Technology?

The ABET-accredited Mechanical Engineering Technology program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of North Texas focuses on the applications of science and engineering to analyze, design, develop, implement and oversee advanced mechanical systems and processes. The program is built upon a strong foundation of science, mathematics and technical coursework designed to meet the diverse needs of a mechanical engineering technologist. Students in the program are being trained to work in a team-oriented, concurrent engineering environment.

Engineering technologists must be capable in both design and manufacturing in order to position themselves as economic and industry front-runners and to take advantage of global growth. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is preparing students to do just that, as our Mechanical Engineering Technology emphasis places primary focus on the design and analysis of products, tools, machines and components needed in the world today.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of North Texas is one of about 25 departments in the U.S. that offers a Master of Science in Engineering Technology. Naturally engaging, translational and applied, our STEM-designated program is strongly based on using advanced applications of technology to solve practical engineering problems.

Students will have the opportunity to choose from any one of our three concentrations – Construction Management, Engineering Management, or Mechanical Systems – which will help them develop professional skills, such as project management and technical communication, that are widely sought-after by industry.

Full-time students may be able to complete the Master's degree plan in three semesters.

Marketable Skills
  1. Produce mechanical operations documents
  2. Formulate/solve mechanical engineering problems
  3. Perform engineering functions
  4. Select materials/manufacturing strategies
  5. Teamwork
  6. Formulate applied research problems
  7. Communicate engineering problem solutions
  8. Apply analytical engineering methods
  9. Apply technology tools in engineering
  10. Project management proficiency


Mechanical Engineering Technology and Engineering Technology Combined Degrees Highlights

Research in the department is led primarily by short- to medium-term industry needs. It entails applying advanced science, engineering and mathematics to create an implementable solution to an industry-relevant problem using technology. Our laboratories are well-equipped to provide the utmost in learning environments. Information about recent graduate student research projects is available at the engineering website.
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.
The Department of Engineering is located in Discovery Park, a 300-acre research facility that combines state-of-the-art labs, equipment, offices and classrooms to maximize the potential for creativity, collaboration and technology innovation.
The College of Engineering, in partnership with the Learning Center, also offers a peer tutoring program for personal assistance with coursework.
The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology with the MEFT certificate will enhance your opportunities to advance toward a rewarding career in the manufacturing sector.

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

Graduates of the Master of Science in Engineering Technology (MSET) program find rewarding careers as design engineers, mechanical engineers, quality assurance engineers, manufacturing engineers, and product managers. In addition, graduates of the MSET program may also consider a career as an entrepreneur, establishing new companies within the service-providing industries or within product design and development.

Mechanical Engineering Technology and Engineering Technology Combined Degrees Courses You Could Take

Engineering Graphics (3 hrs)
Fundamentals and principles of engineering drafting practices used in technical processes.
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.
Project Management (3 hrs)
Analysis and application of project management techniques and processes to large-scale, complex and unique projects. Topics include project selection; planning and organization; negotiation and conflict resolution; budgeting and cost estimation; scheduling; resource allocation; monitoring and control; project auditing; and termination.
Accounting for Management (3 hrs)
Designed to provide an understanding of managerial accounting data in making business decisions. Cases, readings and projects are used to examine a wide variety of managerial topics.
Analytical Methods in Engineering Technology (3 hrs)
Study of mathematical methods and techniques typically used in solving engineering problems. Emphasis is placed on the applications of the various techniques and on the effective utilization of modern computer simulation tools.
Experimental Thermal Sciences (3 hrs)
Applications of thermal-fluid sciences based on fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer areas with an emphasis on experimental approach. Measurement and instrumentation techniques: measurement of temperature, pressure, flow and thermal- and transport-properties, fundamentals of data acquisition, fundamentals of numerical analysis. Major engineering applications of thermal-fluid sciences: power cycles, refrigeration cycles, HVAC systems, heat exchangers.

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