Engineering Technology, MS

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of North Texas is one of about 25 departments in the U.S. that offers a Master of Science in Engineering Technology. Naturally engaging, translational and applied, our STEM-designated program is strongly based on using advanced applications of technology to solve practical engineering problems.

Students will have the opportunity to choose from any one of our three concentrations – Construction Management, Engineering Management, or Mechanical Systems – which will help them develop professional skills, such as project management and technical communication, that are widely sought-after by industry.

Full-time students may be able to complete the degree plan in three semesters.  

  • Degree Requirements

    The following degree options are offered:

    • A 30-semester-hour thesis option consisting of 24 semester hours of graduate course work plus a 6-credit Thesis completed with MSET 5950 typically in two consecutive semesters.
    • A 33-semester-hour non-thesis option consisting of 30 semester hours of graduate course work and one of two choices:
      • Project-Option: a 3-credit Project completed with MSET 5930 typically in the last semester.
      • Course-Only Option: a 3-hour integrative course that depends on your concentration area.
    MS MSET Thesis Degree Plans
    1. MSET Construction Management Thesis
    2. MSET Mechanical Systems Thesis
    MS MSET Course Only Degree Plans
    1. MSET Construction Management Course Only
    2. MSET Engineering Management Course Only
    3. MSET Mechanical Systems Course Only
    MS MSET Project Degree Plans
    1. MSET Construction Management Project
    2. MSET Mechanical Systems Project

    Normally, students are initially admitted to the 33-hour Course-Only Option.  After the first or second semester and based on academic performance and availability of funded projects, students may transfer to the Project or Thesis options. Students interested in the Engineering Management concentration will not complete a thesis or project; the concentration is a course-only option.  

    Each student's program is planned under the direction of a chosen major professor prior to completion of the first semester of graduate study. The student will be admitted to candidacy when the degree plan is approved by the graduate dean.

    • Learn More

      To find out more about the MS Engineering Technology Program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, contact our Graduate Academic Specialist at 1+ (940) 369-8482 and or Dr. Seifollah Nasrazadani, MSET Graduate Program Coordinator, at 1+ (940) 565-4052 or

      Still have questions?

      Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions:

      1+ (888) UNT-GRAD1+ (940) 565-2636

    • Things to Note

      Things to Note:

      • The application to the Toulouse Graduate School does not come instantly to the department once completed. There is a process the Graduate School takes before they mail the application to the department physically. Please allow up to, possibly, two weeks for it to get to the department. Please contact the Toulouse Graduate School in regards to a timeline and their official deadlines.
      • International Students: Please have the application completed four months in advanced before desired semester starts. Ensure you are also in contact with the International School and the department about the required documents necessary for enrollment.
      • Once the application is completed the committee will meet and respond with a decision as soon as possible after funding is considered. Expediting is not guaranteed, but will be considered under request and provided reason (outside of late application) with funding decisions considered following soon after. Holidays and weather may affect response.
      • Staff and faculty cannot provide detailed updates in regards to application process but please feel free to reach out with inquiries or concerns to either Dr. Tae-Youl Choi or the faculty member you are interested in researching with.
      • The department no longer takes email submissions for documents.