Mechanical and Energy Engineering, MS

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 Requirements
    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.

    MS MEE Thesis Degree Plans
    1. MSMEE Materials & Manufacturing Thesis
    2. MSMEE Mechanical Systems Thesis
    3. MSMEE Modeling + Simulation Thesis
    4. MSMEE Thermal-Fluid Systems Thesis
    5. MSMEE Energy Thesis

    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.

    MS MEE Non-Thesis Degree Plans
    1. MSMEE Materials & Manufacturing Non-Thesis
    2. MSMEE Mechanical Systems Non-Thesis
    3. MSMEE Modeling + Simulation Non-Thesis
    4. MSMEE Thermal-Fluid Systems Non-Thesis
    5. MSMEE Energy Non-Thesis
  • 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. For the thesis, additional preparation guidelines can be found at gradschool.unt.edu.

  • Learn More

    To find out more about the M.S. Program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, contact our Graduate Academic Specialist Callie Wooten at 1+ (940) 369-8482 and callie.wooten@unt.edu or Dr. Tae-Youl Choi, ME Graduate Program Coordinator, at 1+ (940) 565-2198 or Tae-Youl.Choi@unt.edu

    Still have questions?

    Contact one of the offices below:

    Office of Graduate Admissions

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

    graduateschool@unt.edu

    UNT International

    1+ (940) 565-2442

    international@unt.edu

  • 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, the faculty member you are interested in researching with, or Callie Wooten, Academic Advisor.
    • The department no longer takes email submissions for documents.