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Mechanical and Energy Engineering


Your Future in Mechanical and Energy Engineering

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 degree in Mechanical and Energy Engineering at the University of North Texas.

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

Our innovative curriculum combines the fundamentals of mechanical engineering with broad specializations related to energy, manufacturing and design. The degree program is accredited by ABET (415 N. Charles St.; Baltimore, MD 21201; telephone 410-347-7700). This distinction means it meets or exceeds high standards of excellence in education.

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. Itís 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 and Energy 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, youíll 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, youíll choose from a variety of technical electives that provide an in-depth knowledge of a specific engineering subject. As a senior, youíll complete the departmentís unique senior design program. The program allows you to design a project that solves a real-world issue.

How to enroll at UNT

High school students

Detailed information on recognized high school graduation programs and SAT/ACT requirements is available online.

In your senior year, apply for admission at applytexas.org by the March 1 priority date and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office. Do you live out of state? For your convenience, you can apply through the Common Application.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT.

Transfer students

If you’re attending a Texas community college, you should consult our online transfer guides, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will allow you to receive the maximum amount of transfer credits. Learn more about transferring to UNT.

Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources.