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College of Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
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ENGR 1101 OR UNIV 1131
U.S HISTORY ELECTIVE 1
U.S HISTORY ELECTIVE 2
TECHNICAL ELECTIVE 1
ECON 2305 OR IE 2308
TECHNICAL ELECTIVE 2
TECHNICAL ELECTIVE 3
CREATIVE ARTS ELECTIVE
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 130
DESIGN YOUR JOURNEY
College of Engineering - Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Beginning the Journey
Familiarize yourself with your degree plan.
Meet with your advisor once a semester to ensure you're on track for graduation.
If you are a freshman student, transition from freshman advising to department advising*.
Complete UNIV 1131 or ENGR 1101 to learn about all of the resources available to you & to prepare you to succeed in your major.
Participate in the Dean's Challenge.
Join a College of Engineering professional organization (ASME, AIM, AHS, etc.) so you can get to know your peers, begin to make industry connections, pursue your interests, and have fun!
Join a UTA club or a general engineering organization (SWE, SHPE, NSBE) so you can get involved on campus and meet new people.
Attend the Explore MAE Event to get to know your MAE professors and tour MAE research labs.
Apply to join the Honors College.
Attend the College-to-Career orientation session with Career Services and fill out the career fields of interest forms.
Speak with Career Services about on-campus and summer job opportunities.
Create a resume so you can work on building it up before you get to graduation.
Create an account on Handshake.
Trailblazing the Path
Complete your pre-professional courses and get admitted to the professional program.
Consider pursuing a certificate.
Use your flowchart to plan what classes you want to take in the future. Use the catalog to find course descriptions.
Consider adding a minor.
Join AeroMavs, the Formula SAE Race Car Team, or the MARS Rover Team.
Participate in the 3D Printed Aircraft Competition.
Contact the Center for Service Learning for volunteer opportunities.
Look into becoming an SI leader or tutor, or working at the IDEAS Center
Participate in the Big Event.
Interested in getting your PhD? Look into the McNair Scholars program.
Carole Coleman is the internship and co-op coordinator for the College of Engineering. Contact her for information on these once you've met the requirements.
Attend a College of Engineering Speed Mentoring event.
Attend the College of Engineering Career Fair to network and learn more about companies. It's a great way to find employment and internship opportunities every semester.
Interested in a master's degree? Ask your advisor about Fast Track programs.
Send the latest transcript for any courses taken at a community college.
Apply to graduate through MyMav.
If you're an international student and need a full-time waiver or OPT form signed, you must see an advisor to have it approved.
Present at Innovation Day.
Ask a professor about getting involved with the work going on in their labs.
Attend a conference for the field that you want to work in.
Take on a leadership position in a student organization.
Finalize your resume so you are ready to hand it out at the job fairs.
Setup a mock interview with the Lockheed Martin Career Development Center.
Attend the All-Majors Job Fair.
Complete The Job Search course on Canvas.
Talk to faculty member about the field that you want to go into and what you can do to be a competitive candidate.
Attend the MAE Senior Banquet!
College of Engineering Career Fair
College of Engineering Speed Mentoring
College of Engineering Organizations
Get Involved With Our Research Labs
Find your career
What career options do I have with this major?
Electronics cooling and air conditioning
Automation and robotics
Critical Thinking: Analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems by using sound reasoning before forming a strategy, decision, or opinion.
Professionalism: Display effective work habits, high integrity, and ethical behavior. Possess the ability to demonstrate skills confidently and apply talents to achieve professional success.
Teamwork/Collaboration: Work within a team and foster collaborative relationships with peers and supervisors. Use interpersonal skills to demonstrate respect and dignity for others while working toward a common goal.
Skills in applying the engineering design process to create new products that perform safely and cost-effectively.
Skills in hands-on experimentation and computer modeling.
Skills in analyzing and interpreting data obtained through experiments and computer modeling.
Verbal, written, and graphical skills for communicating technological information and ideas.
Problem-solving skills applying principles of engineering, math and science to complex problems.
Explore workforce skill development through on and off-campus activities; engage with the UTA Lockheed Martin Career Development Center at uta.edu/careers
Meet with a career consultant
Network with employers
Discover internships and co-ops
Apply for on-campus employment
Join Handshake, our career services platform
Participate in career development programs
In addition, all students must complete Capstone design projects: Mechanical engineering majors working in teams design a machine, device, or component-such as a robot, an air conditioner, a solar stove, a personal assistive device, etc.-and usually also build a prototype of their design
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