Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is the application of the principles of physics in the analysis, design, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems. It is one of the broadest engineering disciplines and has one of the longest histories. In mechanical engineering, students will develop a solid understanding of core concepts including mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics and energy. Those concepts will be used to design and analyze motor vehicles, aircraft, heating and cooling systems, watercraft, manufacturing plants, industrial equipment and machinery, robotics, medical devices, alternative energy solutions and more.

Research and Education Programs

www.me.utexas.edu

Department Chair: Jayathi Murthy

Main office: ETC, Room 5.208

Phone: 512-471-0796

Meet Our Faculty

Mark Hamilton

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Dr. Hamilton works in Acoustics; Biomechanical Engineering; Dynamic Systems and Control with specific interests in Nonlinear propagation of ultrasound in tissue; Biophysical responses to underwater sound; Acoustic cavitation in shock wave lithotripsy; Micro-electro-mechanical systems-based parametric acoustic arrays.

Affiliated Research Centers

Microelectronics Research Center (MRC)

The Microelectronics Research Center offers the opportunity to perform research in novel materials of interest to the IC industry, optoelectronics and nanophotonics, novel electronic devices and nanostructures, interconnects and packaging for academic as well as industrial users.

Undergraduate Degree Plans and Requirements

Fitting all of the required courses into four years can be challenging. Use a degree plan that's specific to your major to help map your courses and be successful.

Download all 2010-12 and 2012-14 degree plans online.

At a Glance

  • 10 U.S. News & World Report ranking of ME's undergraduate program.
  • 10 U.S. News & World Report ranking of ME's graduate program.
  • $66k The average starting salary for a mechanical engineer is $66,615.