Mechanical Engineering B.S.


To be the Department of opportunity for progressive Mechanical Engineering education, advancement, services, and scholarship.


Our mission is to graduate and advance Mechanical Engineering professionals who are sought after by industry and graduate schools through maintaining a balanced environment of progressive education and training, advanced scholarship and research, as well as service with leadership to the public and the profession.


  1. Produce ME graduates sought after by private and public sectors, as well as graduate schools.
  2. Provide opportunities to ME education and advancement, particularly for minorities and the underprivileged.
  3. Support and lead STEM capacity building and technical advancement regionally and beyond.
  4. Provide leadership, service, and technical expertise publicly and professionally. 
  5. Maintain a niche in balancing engineering education, services, and scholarship, with global outreach in dissemination and collaboration.

Program Educational Objectives

After graduation, engineers from our program will be able to:

  1. Formulate and solve complex practical and theoretical engineering problems, while considering business objectives and social, economic and ethical issues.
  2. Think critically and creatively, work effectively on interdisciplinary teams and communicate clearly in both technical and non-technical forums.
  3. Attain employment in an engineering capacity, serving the needs of private and public entities regionally and globally.
  4. Continue to grow professionally through advanced education or professional licensure and services.

Student Outcomes

Mechanical engineering students at the time of graduation should be able to:

  1. Apply science, mathematics and modern engineering tools and techniques to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems. 
  2. Design and effectively-communicate, with a range of audiences, mechanical components or systems. 
  3. Develop and conduct experiments, collect, analyze, and interpret data, and formally communicate the results.  
  4. Apply a broad-based educational experience to understand the interaction of engineering solutions with contemporary business, economic and social issues. 
  5. Recognize that ethical behavior and continuous acquisition of knowledge are fundamental attributes of successful mechanical engineering professionals.

Graduation Requirements

Upon a student's admission to the Mechanical Engineering major, one of the College advisors will serve as the student’s academic advisor to work with the student in planning a program to complete degree requirements. Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor throughout the semester and are required to meet with their advisor prior to registering for the next semester.

To graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, the student must:

  1. earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses used to meet degree requirements,
  2. complete the general baccalaureate degree requirements for the university,
  3. complete the Mechanical Engineering curriculum requirements specified in the following sections.

Course Requirements (128 hrs.)

Freshman Year

First Semester (17 hrs.)

CHEM 1311General Chemistry I [TCCN: CHEM 1311]

CHEM 1111General Chemistry I Laboratory [TCCN: CHEM 1111]

ENGL 1301College Composition I [TCCN: ENGL 1301]

MATH 2413Calculus I [TCCN: MATH 2413]

SPCM 1315Fundamentals of Speech Communication [TCCN: SPCH 1315]

MENG 1301Engineering Graphics and Design

Second Semester (17 hrs.)

PHYS 2325University Physics I [TCCN: PHYS 2325]

PHYS 2125University Physics I Laboratory [TCCN: PHYS 2125]

MATH 2414Calculus II [TCCN: MATH 2414]

ENGL 1302College Composition II [TCCN: ENGL 1302]

EENG 2301Programming Languages for Design

HIST 1303History of Technology and Innovation in U.S Society since 1865

Sophomore Year

First Semester (16 hrs.)

PHYS 2326University Physics II [TCCN: PHYS 2326]

PHYS 2126University Physics II Laboratory [TCCN: PHYS 2126]

ENGR 2301Engineering Mechanics: Statics [TCCN: ENGR 2301]

MATH 3203Matrix Methods in Science and Engineering


MATH 3315Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory

MENG 3319Materials Science and Manufacturing


Second Semester (15 hrs.)

MATH 3305Ordinary Differential Equations

ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics [TCCN: ECON 2302]

ENGR 2302Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics [TCCN: ENGR 2302]

MENG 3306Mechanics of Materials

MATH 3351Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists

Junior Year

First Semester (15 hrs.)

MENG 3401Thermodynamics

MENG 3310Fluid Mechanics

MENG 3303Dynamics of Machinery

MENG 3210Experimental Measurements and Techniques

Creative Arts (Core, 3 hrs.)

Second Semester (17 hrs.)

MENG 3316Heat Transfer

MENG 3309Mechanical Systems Design

MENG 3211Thermal-Fluids Laboratory

MENG 4326Finite Element Analysis

EENG 3301Electrical Engineering Circuits, Systems, and Applications

PHIL 2306Introduction to Ethics [TCCN: PHIL 2306]

Senior Year

First Semester (17 hrs.)

MENG 4215Senior Capstone Design I

HIST 1301United States History I [TCCN: HIST 1301]

POLS 2305Introductory American Government [TCCN: GOVT 2305]

Technical Elective

MENG 4312System Dynamics and Control

Technical Elective

Second Semester (15 hrs.)

MENG 4216Senior Capstone Design II

POLS 2306Introductory Texas Politics [TCCN: GOVT 2306]

Technical Elective

Technical Elective

Technical Elective

A list of courses from which the student may select appropriate electives should be obtained from the department chair.

Five-year BSME/MSME (4+1) Program

Undergraduate students in mechanical engineering can chose this program to get a master’s degree in a minimum of one year.  Students are required to take 9 credits of approved graduate-level courses, as well as one credit of undergraduate seminar, in their senior year.  Students interested in this program must obtain department approval to enroll in this program.  Students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 will be provisionally admitted to this program in the fall semester of their senior year, and will receive full admission to the graduate program after they complete all BSME graduation requirements.  Students must obtain an average “B” grade in all the graduate-level courses taken during their senior year.

Honors in Mechanical Engineering

Starting in fall 2018, eligible students may apply for admission to the Honors Program in Mechanical Engineering.  The Mechanical Engineering Honors Curriculum provides a very challenging learning opportunity which includes honors-level classwork, undergraduate research, seminars, and internship. Applications for the Honors in the Major (HIM)-Mechanical Engineering track will be reviewed by Honors Program faculty and staff.  Honors in Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering has a listing of all the honors course required in this program.

Five-year BSME/MSME (4+1) Program for Honors Students

Undergraduate Honors Program students in mechanical engineering can chose this program to get a master’s degree in a minimum of one year.  The requirements are the same as outlined above for regular students in mechanical engineering.