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Mechanical Engineering

Why We Are Different

A mechanical engineering education develops student skills in designing product and processes.  Mechanical engineers use analytical tools and problem solving skills to achieve their design and overcome processing barriers and constraints.  To accomplish this, the mechanical engineer considers the forces and thermal sensitivities that a product, its parts, or its subsystems will encounter.  Students learn to design products and processes for functionality, aesthetics, and durability, and are taught using a hands-on approach, while working with area employers to learn the best manufacturing methods that result in successful industrial implementations.  Teamwork skills are developed to design and build products and systems, and these valuable skills can be applied to launch careers in many exciting fields.

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What You Will Learn From Us

Mechanical Engineering is perhaps the most diverse and versatile of the engineering disciplines. In addition to physics and mathematics, it encompasses key elements of dynamics, statics, vibrations, and controls.  Many industries use these skills including aerospace, electrical, civil, paper, energy, and materials sciences. Mechanical engineering touches virtually every aspect of modern life, including mobile phones, aluminum, and power plants, and mechanical engineers are educated and positioned to adapt, define, and direct change.


Career Opportunities

The mechanical engineering degree offers a wide array of career possibilities.  Mechanical engineers play key roles in such industries as pulp and paper, automotive, tire manufacturing, plastics, aerospace, computers, electronics, electromechanical systems, energy, robotics, automation, and manufacturing. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) currently lists 36 technical divisions, ranging from advanced energy systems to aerospace engineering.  Beyond industrial careers, mechanical engineers can also be found in a variety of professions such as medicine, law, corporate management, and technical sales. 


Objectives and Outcomes

The Educational Objectives of the Mechanical Engineering Program are:

PEO 1: To produce graduates who will be engaged in professional practice as mechanical engineers able to work in a team environment and communicate effectively.

PEO 2: To produce graduates who will demonstrate leadership skills in their professional careers with high standards of ethics.

PEO 3: To produce graduates who will engage in professional development or post-graduate education, to continue their self-development in mechanical engineering or other related fields.

The skills that our students can expect to master in our Electrical Engineering Program by graduation are rooted in the following Student Outcomes:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Mission Statement

“The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Program is to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to excel in the integration of science and engineering principles to improve the quality of life and to become leaders in mechanical engineering.”


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For more information on the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, please contact us at cbet@tamut.edu.

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