Mechanical Engineering MSME Degree

Graduate Admissions


Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Phone 903.566.7003

Degree Information
Dr. Nael Barakat
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

Tracks: Thesis, Non-Thesis

Hours: 30

Time to Degree: Can be completed in 2 years

College: Engineering

Total Program Tuition Cost: Estimated tuition for full-time, in-state on-campus enrollment is $14,148. Tuition varies by delivery method and hours taken per semester. Calculate your estimated tuition with the tuition calculator.

Scholarships/Financial Support Available: Yes

Student Research Opportunities Available: Yes

Integrated Certificate Options Available: Yes

Application Instructions

Admission Requirements

Must have approval of the MSME Graduate Coordinator and the Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Test Score Required: Satisfactory GRE score.

Additional requirements for applicants with bachelor’s degrees from foreign institutions include Proof of English Proficiency as outlined here.

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 or 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.

Statement of Purpose: Yes, must include goals on graduate education and research interests

Letters of Recommendation: No

Resume/Curriculum Vitae: No

Admissions Essay: No

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

UT Tyler Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Research:


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.

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Integrated Certificates in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)

Students already admitted to the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program may choose any three courses from the list below to earn a certificate along with their MSME:

  1. Certificate of Specialization in Design and Mechanics (take any three courses below to earn this certificate)
    1. MENG 5328 Advanced Finite Element Analysis (Advanced FEA)
    2. MENG 5322 Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM)
    3. MENG 5333 Mechanics of Composites
    4. MENG 5347 Polymer Science and Engineering
    5. MENG 5305 Advanced Mechanics of Materials and Applied Elasticity
  2. Certificate of Specialization in Systems and Control (take any three courses below to earn this certificate)
    1. MENG 5314 Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
    2. MENG 5308 Robotics Vision and Control
    3. MENG 5361 Biomechanics
    4. MENG 5362 Biomaterials
    5. MENG 5330 Process Control
    6. MENG 5344 Advanced System Dynamics
    7. MENG 5309 Robotics Engineering
  3. Certificate of Specialization in Thermal-Fluid Systems (take any three courses below to earn this certificate)
    1. MENG 5318 Heat Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
    2. MENG 5345 Energy Conversion
    3. MENG 5348 Applied CFD and Heat Transfer
    4. MENG 5342 Energy Management
    5. MENG 5343 Advanced Heat Transfer
    6. MENG 5341 Advanced Thermodynamics