Master of Science Program

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 Requirments
    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.
  • M.S. Program Admissions

    M.S. Program Admissions


    Students must apply to the Toulouse Graduate School and meet the minimum requirements for graduate admission to the university.


    1. Review the admission criteria for Toulouse Graduate School
    2. Fill out the online application at
    3. Have official transcripts, GRE scores and any necessary supplemental materials sent to UNT.
    4. International applicants will need to supply proof of English proficiency as well as supply other additional documents. Read more about these requirements by visiting the UNT-International website.

    Students must also submit the following materials directly to the Toulouse Graduate School:

    • Bachelor’s degree in related field
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework.
    • Official transcripts, degrees and academic documentation from all schools attended; should be submitted both in English and applicant’s native language If native language is not English
    • Standardized test scores (sent via ETS) including GRE and TOEFL (for international students) 
    • Acceptable general GRE scores. Successful applicants will typically present scores of 155 or higher on the Quantitative section and 146 or higher on the Verbal section. The GRE may be waived for UNT graduates; check with your department.
    • Resume/CV: Includes Educational Experience, Research History & Relevant Work History - Can Be sent directly to the department
    • Three letters of recommendation (The Letters of recommendation must be sent in directly by the person recommending the applicant.)


    Learn more

    To find out more about the M.S. Program in the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, contact (940) 565-2400 or Dr. Tae-Youl Choi, MEE Graduate Program Coordinator, at 1+ (940) 565-2198 or

    Still have questions?

    Contact one of the offices below:

    Office of Graduate Admissions

    1+ (888) UNT-GRAD, 1+ (940) 565-2636

    UNT International

    1+ (940) 565-2442