Mechanical Engineering Major (Bachelor of Science)

Mechanical engineers must be extremely versatile and can be 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. 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 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. 

Degree and Certificates

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
  • Fast Track M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
  • B.S. to Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
  • Certificates in Unmanned Vehicle Systems and Automotive Engineering

Salary Information

(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019)

Low: $57,130
Median: $88,430
High: $132,020
Projected growth through 2028: 4%

Why Mechanical Engineering at UTA

Mechanical engineers design cars, autonomous vehicles, and robots. They are also concerned with efficiency of power systems and design, build, and test composite materials for use in a variety of applications.

Mechanical engineering majors study areas such as mechanical design, robotics, energy generation, manufacturing, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, materials science, and dynamic systems and control.

Our students make lasting friendships and contacts in dozens of student organizations like the Formula SAE racing team and ROVER Society.

What’s Next?

You 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:

  • AT&T
  • Atlas Copco
  • Bell Helicopter Textron
  • BNSF Railway
  • Boeing
  • Cooper Tire
  • Facebook
  • General Motors
  • Klein Tools
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Raytheon
  • Structure Tone Southwest
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Trademark and Patent Office
  • Yahoo
  • and many more!


The program in mechanical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET. Enrollment and graduation data for the ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science program in Mechanical Engineering can be found below.

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.

Degree Requirements

Mechanical Engineering Major

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Dual Credit

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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