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Graduate Student Handbooks


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.


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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.grad student

All students must have an academic advisor and an approved degree plan. These are based upon the student’s choice of concentration, Dynamic Systems & Controls (DSC), Manufacturing & Design Innovation (MDI), Mechanics & Materials (MM), Thermal & 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 M.S.M.E. degree.

Ph.D. Program
The educational objective of the mechanical engineering doctoral program is to prepare talented doctoral 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 (e.g., motion, structural, thermal, fluidic) at all size scales. Given the key enabling role of mechanical engineering in all areas of technology, the graduates of this program will be technical leaders in emerging and existing industry in Texas, the Nation, and the world.