Your Future 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

What we offer

The degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET (415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201; 410-347-7700).

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

Outstanding research facilities and student support

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 department also operates the:

  • Composite Mechanics and Manufacturing Lab
  • Computer-Aided Design and Analysis Lab
  • Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Lab
  • Senior Design Workshop
  • Thermal Fluid Science Lab
  • Undergraduate Teaching Lab

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.

A Living Learning Community brings together engineering students who live on campus to enhance academic and social experiences.

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.

What to expect

Our students prepare for engineering careers that solve societal problems, advance technology and improve the quality of life for people everywhere.

During your first year of study, you'll take preparatory courses in mathematics and the basic sciences, including physics, computer science and chemistry. Your required engineering courses will focus on areas such as:

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

As you progress toward your degree, you'll choose from a variety of technical electives that provide an in-depth knowledge of a specific engineering subject. As a senior, you'll complete the department's unique senior design program. The program allows you to design a project that solves a real-world issue.