Master of Science in Mechanical and Energy Engineering

General

Program Description

Where will you make your mark in future innovations? Will you help provide cleaner and more sustainable energy, improve human health or devise better technologies for ground and air transportation, or even space exploration?

You’ll plan your degree program with the assistance and approval of your major professor and advisory committee. Graduation requires earning a B average in all courses.

Thesis option

  • 24 credit hours of graduate-level courses. A minimum of 18 credit hours must be selected from courses offered by the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering. Remaining coursework may be selected from other departments with your faculty advisor’s approval.
  • 6 credit hours of master’s thesis. An oral presentation of the thesis is required. A decision on acceptance of the thesis is made by your advisory committee.

Non-thesis option

  • 27 to 33 credit hours of graduate-level courses. A minimum of 21 credit hours must be in mechanical and energy engineering. The rest of the coursework may be chosen from other departments with approval from your major advisor and the MEEN graduate advisor.
  • 0 to 6 credit hours of research with the permission of the major advisor.

Graduate Opportunities

The Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering offers a Master of Science degree in Mechanical and Energy Engineering.

We’re committed to academic excellence and research in all areas of mechanical and energy engineering. You’ll study the fundamentals and applications of engineering and develop life-long learning skills in a research/project-oriented environment.

With small class sizes, you can work closely with distinguished faculty members to solve complex problems faced by businesses and consumers. Our faculty members have been honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, among others.

You’ll also have networking opportunities through the valuable contacts we’ve established with leading companies and corporate partners.

Research opportunities

The College of Engineering has state-of-the-art instructional facilities and laboratories containing cutting-edge research equipment. The department also supports top-ranked research labs that offer exciting possibilities for study and discovery. Working with faculty members, you may research:

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical heat transfer
  • Computational heat transfer and fluid mechanics
  • Control systems
  • Environmental monitoring and modeling
  • Fracture and failure of advanced solid materials
  • Novel energy conversion systems
  • Renewable energy
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Solid-state energy conversion

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Mechanical and Energy Engineering Master’s program, students should meet the following requirements.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework.
  • Acceptable GRE scores. Successful applicants will typically present scores of 155 or higher on the Quantitative section, 145 or higher on the Verbal section, and 2.5 on the Analytical Writing section.
  • Most international students need proof of English proficiency of 79+ on TOEFL or 6.0+ on IELTS.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Resume.
Last updated May 2019

About the School

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Welcome to the UNT College of Engineering, a young and vibrant college at a top tier (R1) university. The college is going through a phase of transformation, adding nine tenured/tenure-track and two non-tenure-track faculty members in 2019, with plans to continue expanding over the next 4-5 years. Read less