Message from the Chair

UT Tyler Department of Mechanical Engineering

Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at The University of Texas at Tyler (UT-Tyler) where we aspire to be the department of opportunity for progressive Mechanical Engineering education, advancement, service, and scholarship.

Mechanical Engineering is the oldest and broadest engineering discipline, focusing on the production, transfer, and manipulation of energy and matter, through innovative systems, machines, and methods, for the benefit of humanity.

Our mission is to graduate and advance Mechanical Engineering professionals who are sought after by industry and graduate schools through maintaining a balanced environment of progressive education and training, advanced scholarship and research, as well as service with leadership to the public and the profession.  We aim to equip our students with knowledge and skills enabling them to perform with excellence, and lead, in their engineering careers, and in changing the world into a better place. 

We currently offer a Bachelor of science degree in ME that is accredited by ABET.  We also offer a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering with two options: Thesis and Non-thesis.  Those degrees allow graduates entry to a range of careers, from Graduate Studies and R&D to Industrial and Manufacturing careers, and; from Mechatronics to Aerospace applications.  To learn more about our programs and options, as well as areas of expertise and research interest, please contact the Department at 903.566.7003.


Nael Barakat, Ph.D. P.Eng. FASME
Professor and Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering