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:

    The graduate credit requirement for the thesis option of the Master of Science degree is 30 semester credit hours chosen as follows:

    1. Twelve semester credit hours of coursework chosen from the core and one area of specialization in general energy, thermal energy, and fluids, or mechanics and controls listed in the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering web site and graduate handbook.
    2. Twelve semester credit hours of coursework chosen from 5000 or higher courses offered by the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering and related departments. The selection of courses should be done with the approval of the student’s thesis advisor and MEEN graduate advisor. A maximum of 3 credit hours of directed study or research is allowed as part of the 24 hours of coursework.
    3. An oral presentation of the master’s thesis is required. A decision on acceptance of the thesis will be made by the student’s advisory committee. For the thesis format, additional preparation guidelines can be found at gradschool.unt.edu.

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

    Graduate credit requirements:

    The graduate credit requirement for the non-thesis option of the MS degree is 33 semester credit hours chosen as follows:

    1. Twenty-seven credits of course work chosen from graduate-level courses offered by the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering and related departments approved by the graduate advisor.
    2. Six credit hours may be taken as directed study (MEEN 5890) or graduate level courses.
    3. Students taking directed study courses must submit a report.
  • Examinations

    Examinations

    An oral presentation of the master’s thesis is required. A decision on acceptance of the thesis will be made by the student’s advisory committee. A decision on the acceptance of the report for an independent research problem will be made by the student’s advisory committee. Guidelines for the independent research problem and thesis preparation may be found at www.mee.unt.edu. For the thesis, additional preparation guidelines can be found at gradschool.unt.edu.

  • M.S. Admissions

    M.S. Admissions

    You must apply for admission through the Toulouse Graduate School. For details, visit the Toulouse Graduate School's website or click here for information about International Admissions.

    You also must submit directly to the department a detailed résumé with educational experience, relevant work history and research experience.

    Requirements:

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

    Procedures:

    1. Review the admission criteria for Toulouse Graduate School
    2. Fill out the online application.
    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.
    5. After receiving and setting up your UNT EUID, submit your supplemental documents to the department online.

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

    • 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
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA in previous university coursework.
    • Standardized test scores (sent via ETS) including GRE and TOEFL (for international students)
    • Acceptable general GRE scores. Successful applicants to Mechanical and Energy Engineering typically present scores of 155 or higher on the Quantitative section and 146 or higher on the Verbal section.

    Students must also submit the following supplemental materials directly to the MEE Department:

    • A detailed resume that includes educational experience, relevant work history and research experience
    • Three letters of recommendation (The Letters of recommendation must be sent in directly by the person recommending the applicant.)
    • A Statement of purpose

    Submit your supplemental materials