BS in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is a vast discipline that encompasses the design and fabrication of machinery, devices and equipment required to convert energy into useful work. This includes analyzing and designing devices for energy generation, energy conversion, heat and fluid transfer, automation, healthcare and national defense.

Being one of the longest serving engineering professions, mechanical engineering continues to be among the most exciting, innovative, and coveted degrees in the current workforce. This discipline is key to addressing several of the challenges posed by energy generation, environmental sustainability, and global economic competition.

The curriculum is designed to improve your critical thinking, communication skills, mathematical aptitude and the ability to work as a team.

 

Flexibility

38 hours of the MENG program is available online, and internship hours may be used for MENG of Engineering elective, assisting working students in completing their degree.

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Affordability

Scholarships are available through the College of Engineering as well as through two National Science Foundation funded Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) programs dedicated to assisting both entering freshman and community college transfers majoring in engineering with demonstrated academic potential and financial need.

Career Tracks

A BS in mechanical engineering opens up a plethora of exciting career opportunities in 

Employment info

Employment for mechanical engineers is projected to grow by 4% between 2018-2028 and thus prospects are expected to be favorable, particularly for “those with training in the latest software tools, particularly for computational design and simulation” and for those with “training in three-dimensional printing”.1

The median wage for mechanical engineers across the United States is $88,430.1 (May 2019). The median wage for mechanical engineers across the state of Texas is $94,580.2 (May 2019).

Continued education

A variety of graduate programs are available after completion of a BS degree. The College of Engineering offers a Master's in Engineering.

Graduate Students may also find similar academic interests in:

 

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Mechanical Engineers,  https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/mechanical-engineers.htm (visited May 19, 2020).

2MyPlan.com, LLC, 2019; Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2018

 

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