University’s Feedback: Why Study Mechanical Engineering at UT Dallas?
Among engineers, mechanical engineers are versatile because of their ability to design and build a wide array of commercial and industrial products and systems.
Mechanical engineering is the second most popular field of engineering after civil engineering. Mechanical engineering involves the analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical and thermal systems. Industries employing mechanical engineers include automotive, aircraft, heating and air conditioning, power generation, oil and gas exploration and production, manufacturing plants, medical device development, and a growing amount of nanotechnology.
The bachelor of science degree program in mechanical engineering is designed to produce mechanical engineering graduates who are capable of undertaking challenging projects requiring thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of mechanical and thermal system design.
The mechanical engineering curriculum is expressly tailored to the needs of the modern mechanical engineer, and includes elective courses in topics such as wind energy, MEMS, and nano-structure materials.
Graduates are prepared to not only meet the design and development needs of the industry but also to address policy matters as they arise. The degree program provides the training and education to produce engineers who can effectively identify new problems and develop innovative solutions, including new manufacturing and fabrication technologies.
Internships: The Industrial Practice Programs (IPP) include undergraduate and graduate student participation in cooperative education, internships, and curricular practical training. Students apply academic theory to practical on-the-job problems while working alongside seasoned professionals. Participation in IPP offers a chance for full-time employment after graduation and for students to earn while learning.
Job search: To help students in their job search, the IPP office offers opportunities to meet with corporate recruiters and potential employers at intern fairs. Students can also take part in mock interviews and practice elevator pitches with trained staff.
Student organizations: Student organizations help like-minded individuals connect, collaborate, organize and socialize. You may even decide to take a leadership role in guiding an organization’s activities. Some groups, like the UT Dallas battlebot team and the IEEE student chapter, have garnered national awards.