Mechanical engineering is a diverse and popular field of engineering. It involves the analysis, design, manufacturing and operation of mechanical and thermal systems. Mechanical engineers are versatile because of their ability to design and build a wide array of products and systems in many industries.
Careers in Mechanical Engineering
Industries employing mechanical engineers include automotive, aircraft, heating and air conditioning, power generation, oil and gas, manufacturing, defense/military, medical devices, nanotechnology and many others. The mechanical engineering department diligently works with representatives of many local companies to align our program with the demands of industry.
Mechanical Engineering at UT Dallas
The mechanical engineering curriculum is expressly tailored to the needs of the modern mechanical engineer. Lower-division courses concentrate on math, science, and introductory engineering courses; building competence in these cornerstone areas. Upper-division coursework covers fundamental areas of mechanical engineering: dynamic systems and controls, thermal fluid systems, manufacturing and design innovation, and mechanics and materials. A two semester, team-based capstone project gives students an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired to a realistic engineering project which they manage from beginning to end.
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