Mechanical Engineering BS Degree
Gain a Gateway to an Array of Engineering Careers
A bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering is a gateway to a career in a broad range of industries from aerospace, biomechanics and power generation to robotics and beyond. When you complete your bachelor of science in mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at Tyler, you will be part of a program known for its student-focused, hands-on approach to engineering education.
- Complete an ABET accredited program in mechanical engineering. The mechanical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
- Study in top-notch facilities that include state-of-the-art science and technology equipment and labs.
Graduates of the mechanical engineering program work in organizations ranging from large corporations to government offices. Many graduates go on to earn their master’s degree in mechanical engineering.
Here's a partial list of companies and organizations employing our graduates: Trane, Carrier, Air Rover, General Dynamics, General Electric, Schlumberger, Lockheed Martin, Orion Pipeline, NASA, VME Process and Texas Instruments.
Learn more from the Department of Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering: Blending Theory & Practice.
- Enroll in a program that stresses strong professional knowledge, critical thinking, teamwork and communication skills.
- Study in a department that received funding from the National Science Foundation to develop excellent educational materials and facilities that incorporate product realization throughout its curriculum. UT Tyler serves as a model to other institutions developing mechanical engineering programs.
- Build relationships with other engineering students and professionals in the field through student membership in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
- Learn in small classes that allow you to get to know your professors and benefit from one-on-one attention
Mechanical Engineering Faculty: Active Researchers. Dedicated Educators.
- Study with faculty members who have published their research on such topics as High Frequency Performance of Nonlinear Stress Grading Systems; Closed-form Solutions for Fourth-Order Isoparametric Tetrahedral Elements; and Design and Fabrication of a Microfluidic Pressure Inverter.
- Learn in a student-centered environment led by professors who provide mentoring and help students reach their career goals.
- Participate in a program led by professors who have been awarded grants for such projects as the design and development of a microfluidic pressure inverter; and Discovering the Barriers to STEM Careers: A Sequential Mixed Methods Approach.
Mechanical Engineering Courses: Technology. Design. Development.
Dynamics – Analyze kinematics and kinetics of particles, systems of particles and rigid bodies.
Thermodynamics I – Explore properties, heat and work, first and second laws, thermodynamic processes, Carnot heat engines and heat pumps.
Mechanics of Materials – Gain understanding of stress and strain; uniaxially loaded members; centroids and area moments of inertia; normal and shear stresses; beam deflections; buckling of columns; pressure vessels; combined stresses and failure criteria.
Career Outlook for Mechanical Engineers
Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest of the engineering disciplines. The work includes research, design, development, manufacture and testing of tools, machines, engines and other mechanical devices. Nearly 36% of engineering jobs are in the manufacturing field. Another 30% are in technical, scientific and professional service industries. The U.S. Department of Defense and other government agencies employ many engineers.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates job growth of 5% in the mechanical engineering field through 2025. New opportunities will arise in biotechnology, nanotechnology and materials science. For more, visit Occupational Outlook Handbook - Mechanical Engineers.