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Creating and Improving Machines
Mechanical engineering is the branch of engineering that applies physics, mathematics, and problem-solving techniques in the design, manufacture, and maintenance of machines. Principles of motion, energy, and force ensure that designs function safely, efficiently, and reliably.
Why Mechanical Engineering at UTA
Mechanical engineers must be extremely versatile and are found in a large variety of private and public sector organizations. They may be involved in product design and development, manufacturing, project management, power generation or other operations. 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.
What Do Mechanical Engineers Do?
Mechanical engineers are versatile and are found in many private and public sector organizations. They may be involved in product design and development, manufacturing, project management, power generation, or other operations.
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
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 mechanical engineering degree program is to provide an educational experience and training that will prepare its graduates to excel within the broad scope of the mechanical engineering profession.
ou may choose to pursue a graduate degree, and you might take a job in academia, teaching the next generation of students. If you enter the workforce, you'll join our alumni at top companies like:
- Atlas Copco
- Bell Helicopter Textron
- BNSF Railway
- Cooper Tire
- General Motors
- Klein Tools
- Lockheed Martin
- Structure Tone Southwest
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- U.S. Trademark and Patent Office
- and many more!
The program in mechanical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET (https://www.abet.org), under the General Criteria and the Mechanical Engineering Program Criteria.
Requirements for Licensure or Certification
All discipline specific programs in the College of Engineering meet educational requirements for professional licensure or certification in all U.S. states, territories, and the District of Columbia.
Degrees & Certificates
- B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
- Fast Track M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
- B.S. to Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
- Certificate in Automotive Engineering
- Certificate in Unmanned Vehicle Systems
(Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022)
Projected growth through 2032: 10%
Get a head start on your UTA mechanical engineering degree in high school! If you have the prerequisites, our courses can be used to satisfy high school course requirements and can be applied toward your undergraduate degree.
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