Mechanical Engineering MS Degree
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 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.
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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 6 additional graduate semester credit hours, including at least 3 in a project course that culminates in an engineering report on a significant design or analysis project.
- 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.
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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.
Quality Control and Engineering Statistics – Examine statistical methods and theory applicable to problems of product and process development and process monitoring; control charts, feedback control; experimental techniques and analysis in robust product design and process improvement; and elements of Six Sigma methodology.
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.
Career Outlook for Mechanical Engineers
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.