UT Tyler

Graduate Admissions

Mechanical Engineering MS Degree


The University of Texas at Tyler
Dept of Mechanical Engineering
3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, Texas 75799
Phone 903.566.7003

Degree Information
Dr. Nael Barakat
Email: NBarakat@uttyler.edu
Phone: 903.566.7003

Graduate Admission Information
The University of Texas at Tyler
Office of Graduate Admissions
Office: STE 345
Phone: 903.566.7457
Fax: 903.566.7492

Program Information

Degree: MS

College: Engineering

Admission Requirements

Application Instructions

Test Score Required: Satisfactory GRE score. Successful candidates usually have a combined GRE score of near 300. International applicants must have a minimum 79 TOEFL or IELTS score of 6.5 and 6 or greater in all sub-sections.

GPA: A minimum grade point average of 3.0/4.0 based on the student's last four semesters of academic study and last 60 semester credit hours of upper division undergraduate of graduate courses.

A bachelor’s degree in a mechanical engineering program accredited by the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission. Students who have not earned such a degree will be required to complete prerequisite (leveling) coursework before starting the MSME program as determined by the MSME graduate coordinator.

A Statement of Purpose including goals on Graduate education and research interests must be included in the application.

Letters of Recommendation: No

Resume/Curriculum Vitae: No

Admissions Essay: No

Deadlines: University deadlines apply. Summer admission is not offered to international applicants.

Career Outlook: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates employment growth at 5% through 2022 for the mechanical engineering field. However, as one of the broadest of engineering disciplines, there are opportunities for professionals in this field to apply skills in related areas of engineering. For more, go to Occupational Outlook Handbook - Mechanical Engineers.

Salary Information: See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is O*Net.

UT Tyler Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Research:

  • An Investigation of Thermal Climate with Correlation to Energy Efficiency

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Advance to Leadership as a Principal Engineer, Manager or Researcher

As the broadest of the engineering fields, mechanical engineering allows students to develop expertise in areas ranging from design, manufacturing and thermal and fluid sciences to solid mechanics and mechanical control. A master of science in mechanical engineering from The University of Texas at Tyler prepares you for an exciting career in a wide variety of industrial and business operations.

  • Complete your master’s degree in mechanical engineering by attending evening classes or online classes that fit easily into most busy work schedules.
  • Study in state-of-the-art facilities that include advanced labs for fabrication, instrumentation, manufacturing, materials and metrology, mechatronics, numerical simulation and thermal sciences/fluid dynamics.

Graduates of UT Tyler’s master’s in mechanical engineering program are employed as group leaders, principal engineers, managers and R&D technical staff in both public and private enterprises. Our graduates hold positions in organizations such as Trane, Carrier, Air Rover, Center Energy, General Dynamics, General Electric, Schlumberger, Lockheed Martin, VME Process and Texas Instruments.

Learn more about the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Master’s in Mechanical Engineering: Career-focused. Research-based.

  • Take courses that integrate independent research with established engineering methodology.
  • To earn your degree, write a master’s thesis or choose to take six additional graduate semester credit hours, including at least three in a project course that culminates in an engineering report on a significant design or analysis project or simply take six additional graduate semester credit hours for the professional development option.
  • Complete a flexible master’s program that you can tailor to meet your career needs and aspirations.
  • Join the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) student chapter to network with professional engineers and explore career options.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty: Published Authors. Respected Scholars.

  • Study with professors who are respected authorities in the mechanical engineering field and who have published their research for presentation at such conferences as IEEE 42nd Southeastern Symposium on System Theory; International Joint Conference on Computer Information, Systems Sciences and Engineering; and International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition.
  • Attend classes taught by faculty members who are devoted to teaching and committed to focusing on the latest developments in the field of mechanical engineering.
  • Learn from faculty members who are certified in advanced technology in manufacturing automation, and hold engineering licenses or other professional credentials in the field of mechanical engineering.

Learn more about UT Tyler’s mechanical engineering faculty.

Mechanical Engineering Courses: Theory-focused. Hands-on.

Vibration Analysis of Rotating Machinery– Explore instrumentation, measurement techniques and analytical techniques used in monitoring, diagnosing and evaluating the vibration of rotating machines in industrial environments. Three hours of lecture per week with integrated laboratory.

Finite Element Analysis– Study the mathematical principles of the finite element method applied to the solution of field problems in mechanical engineering. Solutions implemented use current commercial computer application codes. Three hours of lecture per week with integrated computer lab exercises.

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