Jobs and Finances

Mechanical Engineering Career and Internship Assistance

UNT offers about 38,000 students many opportunities on campus and beyond. The Dallas-Fort Worth region is growing dynamically, which makes for a continually increasing number of employment and partnership opportunities.

Students can find assistance with locating career openings, student employment, internships and financial assistance through the UNT Career Center. About 20,000 students and more than 1,000 alumni use the Career Center each year as they seek career advice and employment, utilizing the center’s connections of more than 3,800 on-campus and many more off-campus jobs, posted annually.

Students can also seek information about available internship and career options by speaking with their academic advisors or faculty mentors. These faculty and staff members can often provide insight into industry-specific opportunities.

  • Financial Advising
    ME Graduate advisor can discuss financial aid and assistantship options with you. The Student Financial Aid and Scholarships office also offers many resources to help students better understand their financial options. Visit Student Financial Aid & Scholarships in the Eagle Student Services Center, Room 228, or call (940) 565-2302 to speak with one of their representatives.

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  • Financial Aid
    The University of North Texas provides a traditional college experience and the quality of a private university at an affordable cost. The university has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys® every year since 1995.

    UNT is committed to helping students manage the cost of their education. Types of financial aid students receive include:

    Graduate Assistantships (TA/TF/RA) — funds awarded based on merit and/or need; no repayment required
    Scholarships — funds awarded based on merit and/or need; no repayment required
    Grants — funds awarded based on need; no repayment required
    Loans — funds that must be repaid at some point

  • Assistantships
    Assistantships support many graduate students. Teaching assistantships are funded by the department, and research assistantships are funded by individual faculty research grants. Out-of-state and international students who are funded at least half time are eligible for in-state tuition rates. To apply for an assistantship, complete the application and bring to the ME main office at F101 at Discovery Park.

    Types of Assistantships

    Teaching Fellow (TF): Teaching fellows have direct student contact in a formal instructional setting and are charged with primary responsibility for teaching a course for credit under the direct supervision of a faculty member or chair, receiving regular in-service training and planned and periodic evaluations. Teaching fellows are listed as the instructor of record.

    Teaching Assistant (TA): Teaching assistants are graduate students who do not have primary responsibility for teaching a course for credit; they perform under the instructor’s direct supervision and provide general assistance to the instructional process, such as grading, tutoring, etc. Teaching assistants may not be listed as the instructor of record.

    Research Assistant (RA): Research assistants are graduate students who are engaged in research activities under the direction and supervision of a principal investigator or faculty working on research.

    Graduate Services Assistant (GSA): Graduate assistants are graduate students whose responsibilities may be administrative in nature or consist of other activities that do not generally fit within the TF, TA or RA job responsibilities.

    To apply, please fill out this form and return it to the department:TA/TF/RA Application (.pdf)


    A Grader at the University of North Texas Department of Mechanical Engineering is tasked with gathering, grading and returning classwork for an assigned class within a timely and efficient manner. This job includes grading, inputting, and writing notations on student assignments. In addition to other duties assigned by the professor related to coursework tasks.

    To apply for a Grader Position with the ME Department please click here.

  • Scholarships

    Department Scholarships
    President's Excellence Scholarship - Awarded to an incoming freshman or transfer student whose major is mechanical engineering.
    Fritz Roberson Scholarship - Named in honor of a former department faculty member, this scholarship is awarded to either an undergraduate or a graduate student majoring in engineering systems.
    Jude Thaddeus Scholarship - Named in honor of a former educator, this scholarship is awarded to either an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in engineering systems.
    Departmental Scholarship - Awarded to either an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in mechanical engineering.

    Download the Department application here please turn in completed application to the Mechanical engineering department in person or via email at

    Toulouse Graduate School Scholarship Awards
    The Toulouse Graduate School has several scholarships and fellowship opportunities, for which qualified students are encouraged to apply.

    Society of a Petroleum Engineering
    Visit the SPE site for more information on Scholarships
    SPE Scholarships

    Society of Plastics Engineers Scholarship
    Visit the SPE site for more information on Scholarships
    SPE Scholarships

    Graduate Assistantship Tuition Scholarship (GATS)
    A number of GATS tuition scholarships are available each year, which will cover all tuition and mandatory fees. No application form is needed from applicants. The MEE department will select nominees based on merit and seek approval from the college and the Toulouse Graduate School.

    College of Engineering Scholarships
    The College of Engineering scholarship webpage lists several scholarships, funds provided by the college for engineering students. UNT or external opportunities are also listed on the page.

    Tao Scholarship for Human Rights
    The Tao Scholarship for Human Rights is offered through UNT scholarships. If you are interested in applying for this one please visit the UNT Scholarships page and follow the steps to apply.
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    Texas Society of Professional Engineers
    Visit the TSPE website for more information on Scholarships
    TSPE Scholarships

    ASHRAE Society Scholarship
    Visit the ASHRAE website for more information on Scholarships
    ASHRAE Scholarships

    DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship
    Visit the Krell Institute for more information
    Graduate Fellowship

  • Travel Funding

    Graduate Travel Opportunities
    Toulouse Travel Grant
    UNT International Travel
    College of Engineering Graduate Student Travel Grant
    Graduate Research Experiences Abroad Travel Grant

    Undergraduate Travel Opportunities
    Raupe Travel Grant
    College of Engineering Undergraduate Student professional Development Fund

    External Opportunities
    To request a search for external global funding opportunities, please send an email with a description of your global engagement activity, relevant country/countries, and type of funding needed to Amanda White Bennett, Director of Global Engagement.