Quick Facts

MEE Department

  • Nation's first Mechanical and Energy Engineering Dept.
  • Began in 2007 with 77 students
  • 354% enrollment increase over the past 5 years
  • Current undergraduate enrollment: 602
  • Current Masters enrollment: 45
  • Current Ph.D. enrollement: 8
  • International enrollment: 61
  • Faculty count: 14
  • Avg. class size: 36
  • Avg. lab class size: 37
  • Degrees offered: 3
  • # of B.S. degrees awarded: 80 (AY2013-14)
  • Avg. SAT/ACT score: 1127/25
  • Avg. external funding: $1,350,000
  • # of facilities: 12


  • Nation's 26th largest public university
  • Total enrollment: about 36,000
  • Countries represented: 136
  • States represented: 49


  • Nation's second largest technology corridor
  • Nation's 4th largest metropolitan area 
  • Home to many of the nation’s fastest growing cities

Undergraduate Studies in Mechanical and Energy Engineering

The mechanical and energy engineering undergraduate program is an ABET accredited program and allows future engineers to gain in-dept knowledge about the mechanical engineering and energy studies from reowned experts. Students perform cutting-edge student research in exceptional facilities and work with industry leaders on real-world projects. The department offers enriching activities beyond the classroom as well, including student organizations and competitions that allow students to stretch their creativity and skills while having fun with friends.

Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Research

What will I learn here?

UNT's Mechanical and Energy Engineering program is similar to a traditional Mechanical Engineering curriculum, however UNT's curriculum focuses on several energy related courses that target natural energy applications and materials. 

The Mechanical and Energy Engineering department offers class sizes averaging 50 students, with labs ranging between 15 to 20 students. This allows students to have a more personal working relationship with faculty and classmates with opportunities for collaboration.

Within their first year, students take basic fundamental courses in Math and Science. These courses will lay the foundation for the advanced level classes of the students’ choice. Students will focus on the following areas of study:

  • Thermal science, fluid flow and energy
  • Mechanics and materials
  • Dynamics, design and controls
  • Environmental impact of energy production and use
  • Entrepreneurship

In their final year, seniors will participate in a Capstone Senior Design project that allows them to solve real-world issues, making meaningful contributions to an existing local business. The mechanical and energy engineering program also teaches students to be responsible industry leaders by giving them a global understanding of the environmental, ethical and societal impacts of the technologies they help develop.

Learn more about why you should study engineering at UNT