Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

To meet the increasing demand of more robust, efficient, and economic design, new paradigms of engineered systems are inherently complex and contain a large number of heterogeneous subsystems. Mechanical Engineers are now required to have design thinking skills for complex system to understand and interact with a large number of subsystem design experts. To graduate engineers with these new design thinking skills and technical abilities, the mechanical engineering undergraduate curriculum is anchored on series of design courses. The curriculum includes cornerstone, capstone courses and provide systemic competence in four thematic focus areas (Thermofluid Engineering, Solid Mechanics, System Dynamics and Control, Design and Manufacturing) essential to students; career success.

Program Educational Objectives                

  1. Our graduates excel as engineers with solid technical skills, strength in design, and an ability to work with complex engineering systems.
  2. Our graduates recognize the importance of and participate in continuous learning activities to advance their careers, personal interests and life goals.
  3. Our graduates become industrial and civic leaders and demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit.

Student Outcomes

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • Recognize the need for, engage in lifelong learning
  • Understand contemporary issues and their impact on engineering practice
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Enrollment and Graduation Data  

Accelerated Bachelor of Science, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering Program

The Department also offers an Accelerated BS/MS program that allows select UTEP Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering students to use graduate classes to satisfy up to 9 standard credit hours (SCH) for the BS degree. This effectively reduces the total time to compete a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering by one semester. Students interested in this program should submit the application form by the end of their sophomore year.


To declare Mechanical Engineering as your major see the Mechanical Engineering Department.

Student Advising

Advising for all declared mechanical engineering majors is  provided through the front office of the Mechanical Engineering Department.