Texas mechanical engineering student operating robot arms

Students in mechanical engineering learn through the general concepts and practice of thermal/fluid systems, mechanical systems and design, materials, manufacturing and other emerging areas in industry and government settings. Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest disciplines, which is exemplified in the program's curriculum, though which students will develop a strong understanding of mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics and energy, which will be used to design and analyze everything from heating and cooling systems to medical devices. Graduates are equipped to go into a variety of fields, including technology, engineering, business, government and more.

Programs offered:



Online Master's


What do mechanical engineers do?

From wheelchairs and rehabilitation devices, to aircraft carriers and car engines, to children’s toys or special gadgets, mechanical engineers create anything that involves a mechanical process. They work in the mechanics of motion and the transfer of energy; conversion of energy into useful forms; design and production of materials for product development; finding and developing new forms of energy; the efficient movement of people and goods; and the design and control of mechanical, electromechanical and fluid power systems. Mechanical engineers are often referred to as the general practitioners of the engineering profession, as they work in nearly every area of engineering and even go into non-engineering careers in business, medicine or law.