History of the Department

Academic programs and environment

The Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering is a high-caliber program that attracts attention from across the nation. It boasts small classes and qualified, approachable faculty, and the supportive learning environment inspires high academic achievement. 

The MEE department offers undergraduate and graduate-level education with three degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Energy Engineering
  • Master of Science in Mechanical and Energy Engineering
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical and Energy Engineering

Each path follows an innovative curriculum that combines the essentials of the classical discipline of mechanical engineering with the deeper knowledge of the dynamic field of energy studies, including energy production, management, and distribution.

Faculty and students

The Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering is diverse, welcoming more than 430 students each semester from across the world. MEE students work hard and excel academically. They are serious about research and advancement opportunities, and their focus pays off with scholarships, awards, grants, and employment. Student success is also driven by the department's talented faculty, which includes award-winning researchers who pride themselves on being open, approachable mentors to each student.

The university and region

UNT is the nation’s 26th largest public university and offers about 36,000 students many opportunities, both academically and socially. It's diverse, bright students come from 140 countries and 49 states for UNT’s high-quality academic reputation and the region’s dynamic growth and culture. Dallas-Fort Worth is the nation’s second-largest technology corridor and the fourth largest metropolitan area, and it is home to many of the nation’s fastest-growing cities, which makes for a continually growing number of employment and partnership opportunities.

Alumni employment

Employment chart of companies

ME job industries