Master’s Degree Program

The program leading to the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering prepares both recent baccalaureate graduates and experienced mechanical engineers for advanced micro-scale and nano-scale mechanical and thermal design and development. Designed to accommodate the needs of working engineers who wish to continue their education, the program offers courses at times convenient for students employed on a full-time basis, as well as a Fast Track program which accelerates earning a master’s degree.

All students must have an academic advisor and an approved degree plan. These are based upon the student’s choice of concentration, Dynamic Systems and Controls (DSC), Manufacturing and Design Innovation (MDI), Mechanics and Materials (MM), Thermal and Fluid Sciences (TFS). Courses taken without advisor approval will not count towards the 33 semester-hour requirement. Successful completion of an approved course of studies leads to the MSME degree.

Masters Graduate Student Handbook

Doctoral Degree Program

The educational objective of the Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering degree program is to prepare talented students for careers in which they will create new technologies and processes for the design, manufacturing and operation of components and systems involving mechanical function, including motion, structural, thermal and fluidic, at all size scales. Given the central role of mechanical engineering in multiple areas of technology, program graduates will be technical leaders in emerging and existing industry in Texas, the nation, and the world.

Doctoral Graduate Student Handbook

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines:
Fall Term – May 1
Spring Term – October 1
Summer Term – March 1 International applicants may have different deadlines. Please see International Students for more information.