Master of Science Program

Graduate students

Master of Science in Mechanical and Energy Engineering

This visionary, innovative and interdisciplinary program produces specialists in emerging and exciting mechanical engineering fields with a broad education in the fundamentals of engineering. 

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

UNT is constantly assessing its degree programs with an eye on tomorrow’s marketplace. The College of Engineering is a pioneer in developing project-oriented curricula, allowing you to apply knowledge in interesting and tangible real-world applications. Our state-of-the-art laboratories and research facilities are the envy of universities nationwide.

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 various organizations such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. You also will have the opportunity to network through valuable contacts we have established with leading companies and corporate partners.

Degree requirements

Students pursuing a master's degree in mechanical and energy engineering must plan their degree with the assistance of their faculty advisor and the advisory committee. The requirements for graduation include at least 30 semester credit hours and maintenance of at least a B average in all graduate courses.

Option 1: Master of Science, Thesis Option (30 Credits)

Graduate credit requirements:

  1. Twenty-four semester credit hours of course work selected from graduate-level courses offered by the university — A minimum of 18 semester credit hours of course work must be selected from graduate-level (5000 or higher) courses offered by the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering. Remaining course work may be selected from other departments with the approval of the student's faculty advisor.
  2. Six semester credit hours of MEEN 5950 (Master's Thesis) — Work for the master's thesis is comprised of an independent and original study. Students will present and defend a written thesis, which must be approved by the student’s faculty advisor and advisory committee and must be filed with the Office of the Dean of the graduate school. The thesis must also conform to graduate school thesis requirements and be of archival quality.
  3. After a student presents their thesis, the thesis committee will decide if it is accepted or not. Before presenting the thesis, students should review MEE thesis guidelines and the Toulouse Graduate School preparation guidelines.

Option 2: Master of Science, Non-Thesis Option (33 Credits)

Graduate credit requirements:

  1. Student can take all 33 credits through course work, or he/she can take 30 credits of courses and  register for 3 credits of research credits with the permission of major advisor, or or he/she can take 27 credits of courses and  register for 6 credits of research credits with the permission of major advisor.
  2. If registered for research credits, the student must submit a project report and give a formal seminar/presentation to his or her advisory committee. A decision on the acceptance of the report for an independent research problem will be made by the student’s advisory committee.
  3. A minimum of 21 semester credit hours of course work must be chosen from the graduate level courses offered in the area of mechanical and energy engineering. The rest of the course work may be chosen from other departments with approval of the student’s major advisor and MEEN graduate advisor.