Mechanical Engineering Major
The mechanical engineer needs to be extremely versatile and can be found in a large variety of private and public sector organizations. He or she may be involved in product design and development, manufacturing, project management, power generation or other operations. Therefore, the mechanical engineering curriculum is broad-based and emphasizes fundamental engineering sciences and applications.
Approximately equal emphasis is given to machine design, structural analysis, thermodynamics and energy, systems and control, and materials science. Classroom lectures are supplemented by laboratories.
The student completes a capstone design project as the culmination of the undergraduate program.
A primary goal of the MAE degree program is to provide an educational experience and training that will prepare its graduates to excel within the broad scope of the mechanical and aerospace engineering profession. Our Program Educational Objectives are to enable our graduates to attain the following professional and career accomplishments during the first few years following graduation:
- Be employed in a professional mechanical, aerospace or related engineering organization, or be admitted to graduate programs in engineering or other professional areas,
- Become an active participant in professional society activities,
- Demonstrate the initiative, motivation and ability to grow professionally in their chosen endeavor.
The program in mechanical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET. Read more about why accreditation matters at http://www.uta.edu/engineering/about/accreditation.php.
The ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science program in Mechanical Engineering had a Fall 2013 enrollment of 748 students and had 98 graduates during the 2012-13 academic year.