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.
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. This is a STEM-designated master's program.
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:
MS MEE Thesis Degree Plans
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- MSMEE Materials & Manufacturing Thesis
- MSMEE Mechanical Systems Thesis
- MSMEE Modeling + Simulation Thesis
- MSMEE Thermal-Fluid Systems Thesis
- 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:
MS MEE Non-Thesis Degree Plans
- 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.
- Six credit hours may be taken as directed study (MEEN 5890) or graduate level courses.
- Students taking directed study courses must submit a report.
- MSMEE Materials & Manufacturing Non-Thesis
- MSMEE Mechanical Systems Non-Thesis
- MSMEE Modeling + Simulation Non-Thesis
- MSMEE Thermal-Fluid Systems Non-Thesis
- MSMEE Energy Non-Thesis