Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers develop new technologies in nearly every industry. Benefit from research opportunities beginning in your introductory courses and faculty expertise in diverse areas such as aeronautics, computational intelligence, biomechanics, alternative energy systems and machinery dynamics.

Take on NASA Projects

Research, design and build systems for actual use. Recent student projects include developing a hand controller model for NASA’s Orion spacecraft, building an all-terrain Baja vehicle, and designing heating and air-conditioning sensors.

Meet a Professor

Dr. Nelson Fumo

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

“As a professional engineering consultant, I know the importance of teaching future engineers to be strong in critical thinking and problem solving. Given that foundation, they will succeed as mechanical engineers in any industry.”

  • Thermo Systems and Indoor Energy Efficiency Specialist
  • UT Tyler Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award

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