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Programs in Mechanical Engineering

Combine in-depth analysis with hands-on discovery to bring needed solutions to tomorrow’s engineering issues.

UTulsa’s mechanical engineering programs provide courses rooted in mathematics and science, allowing you to foster and further your creative and analytical abilities, disciplined reasoning, communication skills, advanced technology knowledge, and sound ethics.

The structure of our curriculum and its interactive teaching methods help you sharpen your experimental prowess and expertly apply theory and practice to product design and development. Our department is renowned for its hands-on projects that serve local industry and community organizations while providing students at all levels with real-world experience. Led by our expert faculty, you will be encouraged and enabled to foster creativity with your peers and apply problem-solving techniques to innovative design projects and practical laboratory experiments.

100% Success Rate for Postgraduate Students

#7 For Engineering Majors,

$95K Annual Median Pay for Mechanical Engineers

9:1 Student to Faculty Ratio

Professional Opportunities

mechanical engineering students work on a project

Mechanical engineering students at UTulsa are encouraged to partake in engineering competitions and complete valuable internships with well-respected engineering firms. As skilled technicians in one of the broadest engineering disciplines, UTulsa alumni enjoy careers in developing, constructing, testing, and implementing tools, engines, machines, and products at leading companies that include Ford, Boeing, and ConocoPhillips.

Job opportunities: 

  • Automotive engineer
  • Cryogenics engineer
  • Fluid mechanics engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Power generation engineer

Make a Difference Engineering (MADE at TU)

Since the 1970s, UTulsa mechanical engineering students have focused their talents on projects that address the special needs of local residents with physical and developmental disabilities. As word of their efforts spread, the College of Engineering & Computer Science started receiving donations in support of this initiative.

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Beyond the Classroom

    • Set the stage for lifelong learning and success.

      Learning is an individualized journey that extends far beyond a major or the walls of a classroom. UTulsa's Office of Integrative and Experiential Learning (OIEL) provides opportunities for scholars to enliven their studies through global education, research, scholarship, and interdisciplinary programs. Our real-world academic enrichment opportunities are designed to challenge students and enhance their personal and professional educational experience.


    • Make your UTulsa experience as rich and diverse as you like.

      UTulsa students have abundant opportunities to get involved with clubs and organizations to develop new skills, meet new friends, and make lifetime memories. From international clubs, music groups, and intramural sports to Greek life, student government, and on-campus leadership, there’s truly something for everyone at UTulsa. Our multi-faceted extracurricular options perfectly complement our multidisciplinary academic approach.


    • Be the change you want to see.

      UTulsa encourages students to give back to the community and see societal problems through a different lens. In considering issues ranging from low-income to racial biases, students analyze the intricacies of cyclical social issues to gain broader perspectives and insights, which they can share with others and act on in the community.


    • Pursue success with confidence — backed by UTulsa's job placement guarantee.

      UTulsa is committed to our students’ professional success, which is why our Center for Career Development, aka CaneCareers, offers a job placement guarantee program. We promise that students who follow the program will land an entry-level job in their chosen field or continue their education within six months of graduation, or we’ll give them a free semester of grad school.


    Learn more about the department

    The Department of Mechanical Engineering provides math and science instruction to develop creativity, analytical abilities, disciplined reasoning, communication skills, advanced technology knowledge, and sound ethics.

    Department of Mechanical Engineering