Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. M. Sathyamoorthy, Interim Chair

Mechanical Engineering is one of the broadest of the engineering disciplines, and mechanical engineers find themselves engaged in a wide variety of industrial and business operations. Computer-aided design and analysis, thermal and fluid systems, manufacturing processes and control, bioengineering, aerospace systems, and instrumentation are some of the many areas that require mechanical engineering skills. Graduates with bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering work in all types of organizations, from large corporations to government offices to small consulting firms. Entry-level positions include engineering design, testing, manufacturing, maintenance, and sales. With experience, mechanical engineers may become managers of large engineering projects, plant managers, owners of their own firms, or executives in large corporations. The bachelor’s degree also provides a solid foundation for graduate study.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. The baccalaureate degree program can be completed through study in Tyler or at the Houston Engineering Center in Houston, TX.

The Mechanical Engineering baccalaureate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,