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Mechanical Engineering Teaching Laboratories

Freshman Studio

Every undergraduate student enrolled in the Department of Mechanical Engineering is required to take lab courses that align with the core Mechanical Engineering curriculum. These lab courses reinforce the engineering theory taught in lecture classes through hands-on experimentation and gain practical knowledge as a preparation for an engineer. The teaching labs cover a wide range of fields in mechanical engineering, including mechanics of materials, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, manufacturing including traditional subtractive and recent additive manufacturing, computer aided design, dynamics and control, and mechatronics. Graduate students enrolled in Mechanical Engineering are also using these labs in courses and research in these fields. The following is a list of major teaching labs accompanied with a brief description.

UTDesign Studio

UTDesign Studio

The Mechanical Engineering curriculum culminates in a yearlong senior capstone course. Small teams of students complete a real-world project and apply and hone the engineering design and problem solving skills they have learned throughout the rest of their coursework. The UTDesign Studio provides workspace and fabrication.

Machine Shop

Machine Shop

The Machine Shop in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas is located in the North Lab 1.701. It was established in 2013 to provide support for both teaching and research activities. The shop makes components and samples for various lab courses and also provides machining services for student projects, including senior design projects. The shop also provides manufacturing support for research projects conducted by graduate students and other researchers.