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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.

Our 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 both theory and practice to product design and development. Our department is renowned for its hands-on projects that serve local industry and community organizations. Led by our expert faculty you will be encouraged to work in small class settings allowing you 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

You will be 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, you will enjoy careers in the development, construction, testing, and implementation of tools, engines, machines, and many more. TU alumni find employment at leading companies like Ford, Boeing, and ConocoPhillips.

Job opportunities: 

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

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. TU’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 TU experience as rich and diverse as you like.

      TU 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 TU. Our multi-faceted extracurricular options perfectly complement our multidisciplinary academic approach.


    • Be the change you want to see.

      TU 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 TU’s job placement guarantee.

      TU 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